widget_calendar man page

widget_calendar — widget::calendar Megawidget


package require Tcl 8.4

package require Tk 8.4

package require widget ?3.0?

widget::calendar pathname ?options?


This package provides a calendar megawidget (snidget). It makes use of the Tile/Ttk themed widget set.

widget::calendar pathname ?options?

Widget Options

A script to evaluate when a date was selected.
The format of the date that is returned. Default: %m/%d/%Y.
Set first day the week, Either sunday or monday. It defaults to monday.
Select the font used in the widget. It defaults to Helvetica 9.
Selects the background color for the day that has been selected. Default: #FFCC00
Specify language of the calendar contents. The language is specified by abbreviations of the languge, for example: en - english, de - german ... It defaults to en.

Supported languages: en, de, fr, it, es, pt, ru, sv, zh, fi
Selects the color of the parts that have a shaded background. Default: #888888
Specify if the past shall be shown. It is a boolean value and defaults to 1.
Specifies the name of a variable whose value is linked to the entry widget's contents. Whenever the variable changes value, the widget's contents are updated, and vice versa.

Widget Command

pathname get what

Returns part of the selected date or 'all'. The argument what selects the part. Valid values for what are: day, month, year and all, ´all' is the default.


package require widget::calendar ; # or widget::all
set t [widget::calendar .t]
pack $t -fill x -expand 1


megawidget, snit, widget


0.9 widget widget::calendar Megawidget