tk_getString man page

getstring — A string dialog


package require Tcl  8.4

package require getstring  ?0.1?

::getstring::tk_getString pathName variable text ?options?


This package provides a dialog which consists of an Entry, OK, and Cancel buttons.

::getstring::tk_getString pathName variable text ?options?

Creates a dialog which prompts the user with text to input a text string. The contents of the entry are put in the variable upon closure of the dialog. The command returns a boolean indicating if the user pressed OK or not. If -geometry is not specified, the dialog is centered in its parent toplevel unless its parent is . in which case the dialog is centered in the screen. Options: -title -allowempty a boolean argument indicating if the dialog should accept an empty entry -entryoptions simply passes its arguments through to the entry widget. This is valuble for performing extra validation using the Entry widget validation hooks. -geometry specifies the geometry of the window


package require getstring
namespace import getstring::*

if {[tk_getString .gs text "Feed me a string please:"]} {
    puts "user entered: $text"


dialog, entry, string


0.1 getstring A dialog which prompts for a string input