frame

frame(3tk)                   Tk Built-In Commands                   frame(3tk)



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NAME
       frame - Create and manipulate 'frame' simple container widgets

SYNOPSIS
       frame pathName ?options?

STANDARD OPTIONS
       -borderwidth          -highlightcolor      -pady
       -cursor               -highlightthickness  -relief
       -highlightbackground  -padx                -takefocus

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

WIDGET-SPECIFIC OPTIONS
       Command-Line Name:-background
       Database Name:  background
       Database Class: Background

              This option is the same as the standard -background option
              except that its value may also be specified as an empty string.
              In this case, the widget will display no background or border,
              and no colors will be consumed from its colormap for its
              background and border.

       Command-Line Name:-class
       Database Name:  class
       Database Class: Class

              Specifies a class for the window.  This class will be used when
              querying the option database for the window's other options, and
              it will also be used later for other purposes such as bindings.
              The -class option may not be changed with the configure widget
              command.

       Command-Line Name:-colormap
       Database Name:  colormap
       Database Class: Colormap

              Specifies a colormap to use for the window.  The value may be
              either new, in which case a new colormap is created for the
              window and its children, or the name of another window (which
              must be on the same screen and have the same visual as
              pathName), in which case the new window will use the colormap
              from the specified window.  If the -colormap option is not
              specified, the new window uses the same colormap as its parent.
              This option may not be changed with the configure widget
              command.

       Command-Line Name:-container
       Database Name:  container
       Database Class: Container

              The value must be a boolean.  If true, it means that this window
              will be used as a container in which some other application will
              be embedded (for example, a Tk toplevel can be embedded using
              the -use option).  The window will support the appropriate
              window manager protocols for things like geometry requests.  The
              window should not have any children of its own in this
              application.  This option may not be changed with the configure
              widget command.  Note that -borderwidth, -padx and -pady are
              ignored when configured as a container since a container has no
              border.

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

              Specifies the desired height for the window in any of the forms
              acceptable to Tk_GetPixels.  If this option is less than or
              equal to zero then the window will not request any size at all.
              Note that this sets the total height of the frame, any
              -borderwidth or similar is not added.  Normally -height should
              not be used if a propagating geometry manager, such as grid or
              pack, is used within the frame since the geometry manager will
              override the height of the frame.

       Command-Line Name:-visual
       Database Name:  visual
       Database Class: Visual

              Specifies visual information for the new window in any of the
              forms accepted by Tk_GetVisual.  If this option is not
              specified, the new window will use the same visual as its
              parent.  The -visual option may not be modified with the
              configure widget command.

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

              Specifies the desired width for the window in any of the forms
              acceptable to Tk_GetPixels.  If this option is less than or
              equal to zero then the window will not request any size at all.
              Note that this sets the total width of the frame, any
              -borderwidth or similar is not added.  Normally -width should
              not be used if a propagating geometry manager, such as grid or
              pack, is used within the frame since the geometry manager will
              override the width of the frame.
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DESCRIPTION
       The frame command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument)
       and makes it into a frame widget.  Additional options, described above,
       may be specified on the command line or in the option database to
       configure aspects of the frame such as its background color and relief.
       The frame command returns the path name of the new window.

       A frame is a simple widget.  Its primary purpose is to act as a spacer
       or container for complex window layouts.  The only features of a frame
       are its background color and an optional 3-D border to make the frame
       appear raised or sunken.

WIDGET COMMAND
       The frame command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as
       the path name of the frame's window.  This command may be used to
       invoke various operations on the widget.  It has the following general
       form:

              pathName option ?arg arg ...?

       PathName is the name of the command, which is the same as the frame
       widget's path name.  Option and the args determine the exact behavior
       of the command.  The following commands are possible for frame widgets:

       pathName cget option
              Returns the current value of the configuration option given by
              option.  Option may have any of the values accepted by the frame
              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 frame
              command.

BINDINGS
       When a new frame is created, it has no default event bindings: frames
       are not intended to be interactive.

SEE ALSO
       labelframe(3tk), toplevel(3tk), ttk::frame(3tk)

KEYWORDS
       frame, widget



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