See the file man.macros.
tixFileSelectBox - Create and manipulate Tix FileSelectBox widgets
The FileSelectBox widget supports all the standard options of a frame widget.
See the options(n)
manual entry for details on the standard options.
command to execute when the user browses through the files. By default, if the
is specified, the browse command will be executed when the
user clicks on a filename in the Files
Specifies the command
to execute when the FileSelectBox is invoked. This command is executed with
one parameter : the filename selected by the user.
- Specifies the directory to look for files. By default this will be the
current working directory of the program and will be changed as the user
browses through the directories. [-disablecallback
disableCallback] A boolean value indicating whether
callbacks should be disabled. When set to true, the TCL command specified
by the -command option is not executed when the -value of
the ExFileSelectBox widget changes. [-pattern
pattern] Specifies the matching pattern of the file names
that should be listed in the Files listbox. For example
"*.c" matches all the filenames that end with ".c". If
this option is set to the empty string, the default pattern "*"
will be used.
- Specifies the name of the filename currently selected by the user.
- The scrolled listbox that shows the directories.
- The scrolled listbox that shows the files.
- The ComboBox listbox that shows the filter string.
- The ComboBox listbox that shows the file selection.
command creates a new window (given by the
argument) and makes it into a FileSelectBox widget. Additional
options, described above, may be specified on the command line or in the
option database to configure aspects of the FileSelectBox such as its cursor
The FileSelectBox is similar to the standard Motif(TM) file-selection box. It is
generally used for the user to choose a file. FileSelectBox stores the files
mostly recently selected into a ComboBox widget so that they can be quickly
selected again. The tixFileSelectDialog
widget is a combination of the
FileSelectBox widget and a dialog widget.
command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the
same as the path name of the FileSelectBox's window. This command may be used
to invoke various operations on the widget. It has the following general form:
pathName option ?arg arg ...?
is the name of the command, which is the same as the
FileSelectBox widget's path name. Option
and the arg
the exact behavior of the command. The following commands are possible for
- pathName cget option
- Returns the current value of the configuration option given by
option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the
- 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 tixFileSelectBox command.
- pathName filter
- Updates the files listed in the FileSelectBox according to the filtering
pattern sepcified in the filter subwidget.
- pathName invoke
- Execute the command specified by the -command option with the
filename stored in the selection subwidget.
- pathName subwidget name ?args?
- When no options are given, this command returns the pathname of the
subwidget of the specified name.
When options are given, the widget command of the specified subwidget will
be called with these options.
TIX automatically creates class bindings for FileSelectBoxes that give them the
following default behavior:
- Mouse button 1 in the Directory listbox will change the filter
string to the selected directory.
- Mouse button 1 in the Files listbox will change the filename that
appears in the Selection entry. It will also trigger the
-browsecmd if the option has been specified.
- The current directory will be changed by (1) double clicking the
Directory listbox or (2) invoking the Filter ComboBox.
Please refer to the man page of tixComboBox for the default
bindings of the ComboBoxes and how they can be invoked.
- The command specified by the option -command will be invoked by (1) double
clicking the Files listbox or (2) invoking Selection
tixFileSelectBox, tixComboBox, tixFileSelectDialog, Tix(n),