ttk_menubutton - Man Page

Widget that pops down a menu when pressed


ttk::menubutton pathName ?options?


A ttk::menubutton widget displays a textual label and/or image, and displays a menu when pressed.

Standard Options


See the ttk_widget manual entry for details on the standard options.

Widget-Specific Options

Command-Line Name:-direction
Database Name:direction
Database Class:Direction

Specifies where the menu is to be popped up relative to the menubutton. One of: above, below, left, right, or flush.  The default is below. flush pops the menu up directly over the menubutton.

Command-Line Name:-menu
Database Name:menu
Database Class:Menu

Specifies the path name of the menu associated with the menubutton. To be on the safe side, the menu ought to be a direct child of the menubutton.

Widget Command

Menubutton widgets support the standard cget, configure, identify, instate, and state methods.  No other widget methods are used.

Standard Styles

Ttk::menubutton widgets support the Toolbutton style in all standard themes, which is useful for creating widgets for toolbars.

Styling Options

The class name for a ttk::menubutton is TMenubutton.

Dynamic states: active, disabled, readonly.

TMenubutton styling options configurable with ttk::style are:

-arrowsize amount

-background color
-compound compound
-foreground color
-font font
-padding padding
-relief relief
-width amount

Some options are only available for specific themes.

See the ttk::style manual page for information on how to configure ttk styles.

See Also

ttk::widget(n), menu(n), menubutton(n)


widget, button, menu


8.5 Tk Themed Widget