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use of update idle tasks to update the display
Menus example from a Well House Consultants training course
More on Menus [link]

This example is described in the following article(s):
   • Tcl/Tk - updating your display while tasks are running - [link]

Source code: idletasks Module: T221
#!/usr/bin/env wish

# During a long running process, there's often a need
# to update the display to keep the user informed.
# update idletasks is the command to use

proc pingit {} {
        global currenthost
        .result config -text "running test ... please wait"
        update idletasks
        # If you comment the previous line out
        # the user is left wondering what is going on!
        catch {exec ping -c 3 $currenthost} result
        # Note the use of catch to recover exec results
        .result config -text $result

set currenthost www.wellho.net
if {[llength $argv] > 0} {set currenthost [lindex $argv 0]}

button .go -text "Check status $currenthost" -command pingit
button .exit -text exit -command exit

label .result -width 60 -height 10 -text "Result Window"
pack .go .result .exit -fill both -expand true

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