bitmap

bitmap(n)                    Tk Built-In Commands                    bitmap(n)



______________________________________________________________________________

NAME
       bitmap - Images that display two colors

SYNOPSIS
       image create bitmap ?name? ?options?

       imageName cget option
       imageName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
______________________________________________________________________________

DESCRIPTION
       A bitmap is an image whose pixels can display either of two colors or
       be transparent.  A bitmap image is defined by four things:  a
       background color, a foreground color, and two bitmaps, called the
       source and the mask.  Each of the bitmaps specifies 0/1 values for a
       rectangular array of pixels, and the two bitmaps must have the same
       dimensions.  For pixels where the mask is zero, the image displays
       nothing, producing a transparent effect.  For other pixels, the image
       displays the foreground color if the source data is one and the
       background color if the source data is zero.

CREATING BITMAPS
       Like all images, bitmaps are created using the image create command.
       Bitmaps support the following options:

       -background color
              Specifies a background color for the image in any of the
              standard ways accepted by Tk.  If this option is set to an empty
              string then the background pixels will be transparent.  This
              effect is achieved by using the source bitmap as the mask
              bitmap, ignoring any -maskdata or -maskfile options.

       -data string
              Specifies the contents of the source bitmap as a string.  The
              string must adhere to X11 bitmap format (e.g., as generated by
              the bitmap program).  If both the -data and -file options are
              specified, the -data option takes precedence.

       -file name
              name gives the name of a file whose contents define the source
              bitmap.  The file must adhere to X11 bitmap format (e.g., as
              generated by the bitmap program).

       -foreground color
              Specifies a foreground color for the image in any of the
              standard ways accepted by Tk.

       -maskdata string
              Specifies the contents of the mask as a string.  The string must
              adhere to X11 bitmap format (e.g., as generated by the bitmap
              program).  If both the -maskdata and -maskfile options are
              specified, the -maskdata option takes precedence.

       -maskfile name
              name gives the name of a file whose contents define the mask.
              The file must adhere to X11 bitmap format (e.g., as generated by
              the bitmap program).

IMAGE COMMAND
       When a bitmap image is created, Tk also creates a new command whose
       name is the same as the image.  This command may be used to invoke
       various operations on the image.  It has the following general form:
              imageName option ?arg arg ...?
       Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command.  The
       following commands are possible for bitmap images:

       imageName cget option
              Returns the current value of the configuration option given by
              option.  Option may have any of the values accepted by the image
              create bitmap command.

       imageName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
              Query or modify the configuration options for the image.  If no
              option is specified, returns a list describing all of the
              available options for imageName (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 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 image create
              bitmap command.

KEYWORDS
       bitmap, image



Tk                                    4.0                            bitmap(n)