tixMeter man page

tixMeter — Create and manipulate Tix Meter widgets


tixMeter pathName ?options?



Standard Options

The Meter widget supports all the standard options of a frame widget. See the options(n) manual entry for details on the standard options.

Widget-Specific Options

The color of the progress bar. The text string to place inside the progress bar. If not specified, then the text string will be the percentage value specified by the -value option. A real value that specifies the progress. Must be between 0.0 to 1.0.


The tixMeter command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument) and makes it into a Meter widget. Additional options, described above, may be specified on the command line or in the option database to configure aspects of the Meter widget such as its cursor and relief.

The Meter widget can be used to show the pregress of a background job which may take a long time to execute.

Widget Commands

The tixMeter command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as the path name of the Meter widget's window.  This command may be used to invoke various operations on the widget. It has the following general form:

pathName option ?arg arg ...?

PathName is the name of the command, which is the same as the Meter widget's path name. Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following commands are possible for Meter widgets:

pathName cget option

Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the tixMeter command.

pathName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?

Query or modify the configuration options of the widget.  If no option is specified, returns a list describing all of the available options for pathName (see Tk_ConfigureInfo for information on the format of this list).  If option is specified with no value, then the command returns a list describing the one named option (this list will be identical to the corresponding sublist of the value returned if no option is specified).  If one or more option-value pairs are specified, then the command modifies the given widget option(s) to have the given value(s); in this case the command returns an empty string.  Option may have any of the values accepted by the tixMeter command.


There is no bindings for the Meter widget.


Tix(n), Meter Widget


4.0 Tix Built-In Commands