watch man page

iwidgets::watch — Create and manipulate time with a watch widgets

Synopsis

iwidgets::watch pathName ?options?

Inheritance

itk::Widget <- iwidgets::Watch

Standard Options

background	cursor	foreground	relief

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

Associated Options

See the "Canvas" manual entry for details on the above associated options.

Widget-Specific Options

Name: clockColor
Class: ColorfR
Command-Line Switch: -clockcolor

Fill color for the main oval encapsulating the watch, in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetColor.  The default is "White".

Name: clockStipple
Class: BitmapfR
Command-Line Switch: -clockstipple

Bitmap for the main oval encapsulating the watch, in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetBitmap.  The default is "".

Name: height
Class: Height
Command-Line Switch: -height

Specifies the height of the watch widget in any of the forms  acceptable to Tk_GetPixels.  The default height is 175 pixels.

Name: hourColor
Class: ColorfR
Command-Line Switch: -hourcolor

Fill color for the hour hand, in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetColor. The default is "Red".

Name: hourRadius
Class: Radius
Command-Line Switch: -hourradius

Specifies the radius of the hour hand as a percentage of the radius from the center to the out perimeter of the clock. The value must be a fraction <= 1.  The default is ".5".

Name: minuteColor
Class: ColorfR
Command-Line Switch: -minutecolor

Fill color for the minute hand, in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetColor. The default is "Yellow".

Name: minuteRadius
Class: Radius
Command-Line Switch: -minuteradius

Specifies the radius of the minute hand as a percentage of the radius from the center to the out perimeter of the clock. The value must be a fraction <= 1.  The default is ".8".

Name: pivotColor
Class: ColorfR
Command-Line Switch: -pivotcolor

Fill color for the circle in which the watch hands rotate in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetColor. The default is "White".

Name: pivotRadius
Class: Radius
Command-Line Switch: -pivotradius

Specifies the radius of the circle in which the watch hands rotate as a percentage of the radius.  The value must be a fraction <= 1. The default is ".1".

Name: secondColor
Class: ColorfR
Command-Line Switch: -secondcolor

Fill color for the second hand, in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetColor. The default is "Black".

Name: secondRadius
Class: Radius
Command-Line Switch: -secondradius

Specifies the radius of the second hand as a percentage of the radius from the center to the out perimeter of the clock. The value must be a fraction <= 1.  The default is ".9".

Name: showAmPm
Class: ShosAmPm
Command-Line Switch: -showampm

Specifies whether the AM/PM radiobuttons should be displayed, in any of the forms acceptable to Tcl_GetBoolean.  The default is yes.

Name: state
Class: State
Command-Line Switch: -state

Specifies the editable state for the hands on the watch.  In a normal state, the user can select and move the hands via mouse button 1.  The  valid values are normal, and disabled.  The defult is normal.

Name: tickColor
Class: ColorfR
Command-Line Switch: -tickcolor

Fill color for the 60 ticks around the perimeter of the watch, in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetColor.  The default is "Black".

Name: width
Class: Width
Command-Line Switch: -width

Specifies the width of the watch widget in any of the forms  acceptable to Tk_GetPixels.  The default height is 155 pixels.

Description

The iwidgets::watch command creates a watch with hour, minute, and second hands modifying the time value.

Methods

The iwidgets::watch command creates a new Tcl command whose name is pathName. This command may be used to invoke various operations on the widget. It has the following general form: pathName option ?arg arg ...? Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following commands are possible for watch widgets:

Widget-Specific Methods

pathName cget option

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

pathName get ?format?

Returns the current time of the watch in a format of  string or as an integer clock value using the -string and -clicks format options respectively.  The default is by string.  Reference the  clock command for more information on obtaining time and its  formats.

pathName show time

Changes the currently displayed time to be that of the time  argument.  The time may be specified either as a string, an integer clock value or the keyword "now".  Reference the clock  command for more information on obtaining time and its format.

pathName watch ?args?

Evaluates the specifieds args against the canvas component.

Components

Name: canvas
Class: Canvas

The canvas component is the where the clock is drawn.  See the  Canvas widget manual entry for details.

Name: frame
Class: Frame

The frame component is the where the "AM" and "PM" radiobuttons are displayed. See the Frame widget manual entry for details.

Name: am
Class: Radiobutton

The am component indicates whether on not the time is relative to "AM". See the Radiobutton widget manual entry for details.

Name: pm
Class: Radiobutton

The pm component indicates whether on not the time is relative to "PM". See the Radiobutton widget manual entry for details.

Example

package require Iwidgets 4.0 iwidgets::watch .w -state disabled -showampm no -width 155 -height 155 pack .w -padx 10 -pady 10 -fill both -expand yes

while {1} {
 after 1000
 .w show
 update }

Author

John Tucker Mark L. Ulferts

Keywords

watch, hand, ticks, pivot, widget