frame - Create and manipulate frame widgets
frame pathName ?options?
See the options manual entry for details on the standard options.
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. [-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.
[-colormap 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.
[-height 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.
[-visual 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. [-width 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. _________________________________________________________________
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.
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.
When a new frame is created, it has no default event bindings: frames are not intended to be interactive.