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BrowseEntry(3)		       User Contributed Perl Documentation		   BrowseEntry(3)

NAME
       Tk::BrowseEntry - entry widget with popup choices.

SYNOPSIS
	   use Tk::BrowseEntry;

	   $b = $frame->BrowseEntry(-label => "Label", -variable => \$var);
	   $b->insert("end", "opt1");
	   $b->insert("end", "opt2");
	   $b->insert("end", "opt3");
	   ...
	   $b->pack;

SUPER-CLASS
       The "BrowseEntry" class is derived from the "Frame" class and inherits all the methods,
       options and subwidgets of its super-class.  By default, options and methods are delegated
       to the entry subwidget.

DESCRIPTION
       BrowseEntry is a poor man's ComboBox. It may be considered an enhanced version of LabEntry
       which provides a button to popup the choices of the possible values that the Entry may
       take. BrowseEntry supports all the options LabEntry supports except -textvariable. This is
       replaced by -variable. Other options that BrowseEntry supports:

       -arrowimage
	   Specifies the image to be used in the arrow button beside the entry widget. The
	   default is an downward arrow image in the file cbxarrow.xbm

       -autolimitheight
	   If set to a true value, then the height of the listbox will be at most the number of
	   entries in the list. The overall maximum of "-listheight" still applies.

       -autolistwidth
	   If set to a true value, then the width of the listbox will match the width of the
	   largest entry.

       -browsecmd
	   Specifies a function to call when a selection is made in the popped up listbox. It is
	   passed the widget and the text of the entry selected. This function is called after
	   the entry variable has been assigned the value.

       -browse2cmd
	   Like "-browsecmd", but the callback is called with the listbox index instead of the
	   selected value.

       -buttontakefocus
	   Set the "-takefocus" option of the button subwidget.

       -choices
	   Specifies the list of choices to pop up.  This is a reference to an array of strings
	   specifying the choices.

       -colorstate
	   The state of the widget is reflected by color. A non-editable entry widget will get a
	   light gray background, while an editable entry will be almost white. [This may change]

       -listcmd
	   Specifies the function to call when the button next to the entry is pressed to popup
	   the choices in the listbox. This is called before popping up the listbox, so can be
	   used to populate the entries in the listbox.

       -listheight
	   Set the height of the listbox. See also "-autolimitheight".

       -listwidth
	   Specifies the width of the popup listbox.

       -state
	   Specifies one of three states for the widget: normal, readonly, or disabled.  If the
	   widget is disabled then the value may not be changed and the arrow button won't
	   activate.  If the widget is readonly, the entry may not be edited, but it may be
	   changed by choosing a value from the popup listbox.	normal is the default.

       -style
	   Set the "style" of the widget. Permitted values are "MSWin32" and "unix". By default
	   "-style" is set to the current platform. Widgets with the "unix" style will look like
	   a normal "BrowseEntry" widget, whereas with the "MSWin32" style the arrow will look
	   close to the Windows' standard combobox widget, while moving the mouse the entries
	   will be highlighted, and probably includes other changes.

       -variable
	   Specifies the variable in which the entered value is to be stored.

METHODS
       insert(index, string)
	   Inserts the text of string at the specified index. This string then becomes available
	   as one of the choices.

       delete(index1, index2)
	   Deletes items from index1 to index2.

       get The get method is delegated to the choices listbox.

ADVERTISED WIDGETS
       The following widgets are advertised:

       entry
	   The entry widget.

       arrow
	   The button with the arrow image.

       choices
	   The toplevel widget containing the choice listbox.

       slistbox
	   The scrolled listbox with the choices.

SUBCLASSING
       To make subclassing easier, the following methods may be overridden to use other standard
       widgets in composing the mega widget:

       LabEntryWidget
	   A widget class compatible with Tk::LabEntry used for the entry.

       ButtonWidget
	   A widget class compatible with Tk::Button used for the arrow button.

       ListboxWidget
	   A widget class compatible with Tk::Listbox used for the choices listbox.

       For example to use a "NumEntry" widget (from the Tk-GBARR CPAN distribution) instead of
       the normal "Entry" widget:

	   package Tk::NumBrowseEntry;
	   use base qw(Tk::BrowseEntry);
	   use Tk::NumEntry;
	   Construct Tk::Widget 'NumBrowseEntry';
	   sub LabEntryWidget { "NumEntry" }

BUGS
       BrowseEntry should really provide more of the ComboBox options.

AUTHOR
       Rajappa Iyer rsi@earthling.net

       Chris Dean ctdean@cogit.com made additions.

       More additions by Slaven Rezic slaven@rezic.de

       This code was inspired by ComboBox.tcl in Tix4.0 by Ioi Lam and bears more than a passing
       resemblance to ComboBox code. This may be distributed under the same conditions as Perl.

perl v5.16.3				    2014-06-10				   BrowseEntry(3)
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