Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module T220. This topic is presented on public course Tcl/Tk
The default geometry managers (pack, grid, gridbag and place) become powerful tools when you nest frames, or create new top level frames to turn your application multi-window. This module also covers some further widgets such as scales and message boxes.
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|1471||Cliff Lift simulator- Lynton to Lynmouth - in Tcl/Tk|
In Tk, you can use the variable option to a slider and the textvariable option to a label or button (or some other widgets) to 'project' the value of a variable onto the display - either changing the text on a button, or moving a slider automatically when some value changes otherwise within the code.
|1335||Expanding a grid - Tcl/Tk|
Have you ever tried to fill or expand a grid in Tcl/Tk to fill the available space left by wider or taller widgets to the die, or when the window expands, and got results like those I have posted here? Disappointing results, aren't they? And I appear to have done all that I should in the source too:
|787||Tk - laying out your GUI with frames, pack and grid|
Using Tk (in Tcl or in Perl), you create a number of components that you want to display as part of your GUI (Graphic User Interface) using commands such as button, label and canvas. These components are known as widgets.
Once you've created your widgets, you need to use a geometry manager to tell ...
Examples from our training material
|clifflift|| Tcl/Tk - Scales linked like a cliff lift|
|sltvtl|| Slider, text variable and pop up|
|tk_frames|| Nested frames - first completed example|
|tk_fvar_1|| Tk frames using variables to allow extra flexibility|
|tk_fvar_2|| Tk frames - flexibility of layout |
|tk_ru2|| Tcl/Tk - Are you sure window using a message widget|
|tk_rusure|| Tk - popup box to ask "are you sure" written using Tk basics|
|tk_sc2|| Tk scales with variable feedback|
|tk_scale|| Tcl/Tk - First Scales|
|tls|| Scrolling a canvas (canvas, scrollbar, toplevel, frame, grid)|
|willie|| Check buttons - defaulting to be selected or not|
PicturesDesigning your GUI - Tk
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