dialog

dialog(1)                       [incr Widgets]                       dialog(1)



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NAME
       dialog - Create and manipulate a dialog widget

SYNOPSIS
       dialog pathName ?options?

INHERITANCE
       itk::Toplevel <- Shell <- Dialogshell <- Dialog

STANDARD OPTIONS
       background      cursor         foreground

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

INHERITED OPTIONS
       buttonBoxPadX   buttonBoxPadY  buttonBoxPos    padX
       padY            separator      thickness

       See the "dialogshell" manual entry for details on the above inherited
       options.

       height          master         modality        width

       See the "shell" manual entry for details on the above inherited
       options.

       title

       See the "Toplevel" manual entry for details on the above inherited
       options.
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DESCRIPTION
       The dialog command creates a dialog box providing standard buttons and
       a child site for use in derived classes.  The buttons include ok,
       apply, cancel, and help.  Methods and Options exist to configure the
       buttons and their containing box.


METHODS
       The dialog 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 dialog widgets:

INHERITED METHODS
       add             buttonconfigure                defaulthide
       index           insert         invoke          show

       See the "buttonbox" manual entry for details on the above inherited
       methods.

       childsite

       See the "dialogshell" manual entry for details on the above inherited
       methods.

       activate        center         deactivate

       See the "shell" manual entry for details on the above inherited
       methods.


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
              dialog 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
              dialog command.


EXAMPLE
        dialog .d -modality global
        .d buttonconfigure OK -command {puts OK; .d deactivate 1}
        .d buttonconfigure Apply -command {puts Apply}
        .d buttonconfigure Cancel -command {puts Cancel; .d deactivate 0}
        .d buttonconfigure Help -command {puts Help}

        listbox [.d childsite].lb -relief sunken
        pack [.d childsite].lb -expand yes -fill both

        if {[.d activate]} {
            puts "Exit via OK button"
        } else {
            puts "Exit via Cancel button"
        }

AUTHOR
       Mark L. Ulferts Bret A. Schuhmacher

KEYWORDS
       dialog, dialogshell, shell, widget



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