See the file man.macros.
pixmap - image type for the XPM file format.
image create pixmap
XPM is a popular X Window image file format for storing color icons. The
image type defined by the Tix(n)
library can be used to
create color images using XPM files.
Like all images, pixmaps are created using the image create
Pixmaps support the following options
- -data string
- Specifies the contents of the source pixmap as a string. The string must
adhere to the XPM file format (e.g., as generated by the pixmap(1)
program). If both the -data and -file options are specified,
the -data option takes precedence. Please note that the XPM file
parsing code in the xpm library is extremely fragile. The first line of
the string must be " /* XPM */" or otherwise a
segmatation fault will be caused.
- -file name
- name gives the name of a file whose contents define the source
pixmap. The file must adhere to the XPM file format (e.g., as generated by
the pixmap(1) program).
When a pixmap image is created, Tk also creates a new command whose name is the
same as the image. This command may be used to invoke various operations on
the image. It has the following general form:
imageName option ?arg arg ...?
and the arg
s determine the exact behavior of the command.
The following commands are possible for pixmap images:
- imageName cget option
- Returns the current value of the configuration option given by
option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the
image create pixmap command.
- imageName configure ?option? ?value option value
- Query or modify the configuration options for the image. If no
option is specified, returns a list describing all of the available
options for imageName (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 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 image create pixmap command.
pixmap(1), image(n), Tix(n)