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Radiobutton(3)		       User Contributed Perl Documentation		   Radiobutton(3)

NAME
       Tk::Radiobutton - Create and manipulate Radiobutton widgets

SYNOPSIS
       $radiobutton = $parent->Radiobutton(?options?);

STANDARD OPTIONS
       -activebackground -activeforeground -anchor -background -bitmap -borderwidth -compound
       -cursor -disabledforeground -font -foreground -highlightbackground -highlightcolor
       -highlightthickness -image -justify -padx -pady -relief -takefocus -text -textvariable
       -underline -wraplength

       See Tk::options for details of the standard options.

WIDGET-SPECIFIC OPTIONS
       Name:	 command
       Class:	 Command
       Switch:	 -command
	   Specifies a perl/Tk callback to associate with the button.  This command is typically
	   invoked when mouse button 1 is released over the button window.  The button's global
	   variable (-variable option) will be updated before the command is invoked.

       Name:	 height
       Class:	 Height
       Switch:	 -height
	   Specifies a desired height for the button.  If an image or bitmap is being displayed
	   in the button then the value is in screen units (i.e. any of the forms acceptable to
	   Tk_GetPixels); for text it is in lines of text.  If this option isn't specified, the
	   button's desired height is computed from the size of the image or bitmap or text being
	   displayed in it.

       Name:	 indicatorOn
       Class:	 IndicatorOn
       Switch:	 -indicatoron
	   Specifies whether or not the indicator should be drawn.  Must be a proper boolean
	   value.  If false, the relief option is ignored and the widget's relief is always
	   sunken if the widget is selected and raised otherwise.

       Command-Line Name: -offrelief
       Database Name:  offRelief
       Database Class: OffRelief
	   Specifies the relief for the checkbutton when the indicator is not drawn and the
	   checkbutton is off.	The default value is raised.  By setting this option to flat and
	   setting -indicatoron false -overrelief raised, the effect is achieved of having a flat
	   button that raises on mouse-over and which is depressed when activated.  This is the
	   behavior typically exhibited by the Bold, Italic, and Underline checkbuttons on the
	   toolbar of a word-processor, for example.

       Command-Line Name: -overrelief
       Database Name:  overRelief
       Database Class: OverRelief
	   Specifies  an alternative relief for the button, to be used when the mouse cursor is
	   over the widget.  This option can be used to make  toolbar  buttons,  by configuring
	   -relief flat -overrelief raised.  If the value of this option is the empty  string,
	   then no  alternative relief is used when the mouse cursor is over the button.  The
	   empty string is the default value.

       Name:	 selectColor
       Class:	 Background
       Switch:	 -selectcolor
	   Specifies a background color to use when the button is selected.  If indicatorOn is
	   true then the color applies to the indicator.  Under Windows, this color is used as
	   the background for the indicator regardless of the select state.  If indicatorOn is
	   false, this color is used as the background for the entire widget, in place of
	   background or activeBackground, whenever the widget is selected.  If specified as an
	   empty string then no special color is used for displaying when the widget is selected.

       Name:	 selectImage
       Class:	 SelectImage
       Switch:	 -selectimage
	   Specifies an image to display (in place of the image option) when the radiobutton is
	   selected.  This option is ignored unless the image option has been specified.

       Name:	 state
       Class:	 State
       Switch:	 -state
	   Specifies one of three states for the radiobutton:  normal, active, or disabled.  In
	   normal state the radiobutton is displayed using the foreground and background options.
	   The active state is typically used when the pointer is over the radiobutton.  In
	   active state the radiobutton is displayed using the activeForeground and
	   activeBackground options.  Disabled state means that the radiobutton should be
	   insensitive:  the default bindings will refuse to activate the widget and will ignore
	   mouse button presses.  In this state the disabledForeground and background options
	   determine how the radiobutton is displayed.

       Name:	 value
       Class:	 Value
       Switch:	 -value
	   Specifies value to store in the button's associated variable whenever this button is
	   selected.

       Name:	 variable
       Class:	 Variable
       Switch:	 -variable
	   Specifies reference to a variable to set whenever this button is selected.  Changes in
	   this variable also cause the button to select or deselect itself. Defaults to the
	   value "\$Tk::selectedButton".

       Name:	 width
       Class:	 Width
       Switch:	 -width
	   Specifies a desired width for the button.  If an image or bitmap is being displayed in
	   the button, the value is in screen units (i.e. any of the forms acceptable to
	   Tk_GetPixels); for text it is in characters.  If this option isn't specified, the
	   button's desired width is computed from the size of the image or bitmap or text being
	   displayed in it.

DESCRIPTION
       The Radiobutton method creates a new window (given by the $widget argument) and makes it
       into a radiobutton widget.  Additional options, described above, may be specified on the
       command line or in the option database to configure aspects of the radiobutton such as its
       colors, font, text, and initial relief.	The radiobutton command returns its $widget
       argument.  At the time this command is invoked, there must not exist a window named
       $widget, but $widget's parent must exist.

       A radiobutton is a widget that displays a textual string, bitmap or image and a diamond or
       circle called an indicator.  If text is displayed, it must all be in a single font, but it
       can occupy multiple lines on the screen (if it contains newlines or if wrapping occurs
       because of the wrapLength option) and one of the characters may optionally be underlined
       using the underline option.  A radiobutton has all of the behavior of a simple button: it
       can display itself in either of three different ways, according to the state option; it
       can be made to appear raised, sunken, or flat; it can be made to flash; and it invokes a
       perl/Tk callback whenever mouse button 1 is clicked over the check button.

       In addition, radiobuttons can be selected.  If a radiobutton is selected, the indicator is
       normally drawn with a selected appearance, and a Tcl variable associated with the
       radiobutton is set to a particular value (normally 1).  Under Unix, the indicator is drawn
       with a sunken relief and a special color.  Under Windows, the indicator is drawn with a
       round mark inside.  If the radiobutton is not selected, then the indicator is drawn with a
       deselected appearance, and the associated variable is set to a different value (typically
       0).  Under Unix, the indicator is drawn with a raised relief and no special color.  Under
       Windows, the indicator is drawn without a round mark inside.  Typically, several
       radiobuttons share a single variable and the value of the variable indicates which
       radiobutton is to be selected.  When a radiobutton is selected it sets the value of the
       variable to indicate that fact;	each radiobutton also monitors the value of the variable
       and automatically selects and deselects itself when the variable's value changes.  By
       default the variable selectedButton is used;  its contents give the name of the button
       that is selected, or the empty string if no button associated with that variable is
       selected.  The name of the variable for a radiobutton, plus the variable to be stored into
       it, may be modified with options on the command line or in the option database.
       Configuration options may also be used to modify the way the indicator is displayed (or
       whether it is displayed at all).  By default a radiobutton is configured to select itself
       on button clicks.

WIDGET METHODS
       The Radiobutton method creates a widget object.	This object supports the configure and
       cget methods described in Tk::options which can be used to enquire and modify the options
       described above.  The widget also inherits all the methods provided by the generic
       Tk::Widget class.

       The following additional methods are available for radiobutton widgets:

       $radiobutton->deselect
	   Deselects the radiobutton and sets the associated variable to an empty string.  If
	   this radiobutton was not currently selected, the command has no effect.

       $radiobutton->flash
	   Flashes the radiobutton.  This is accomplished by redisplaying the radiobutton several
	   times, alternating between active and normal colors.  At the end of the flash the
	   radiobutton is left in the same normal/active state as when the command was invoked.
	   This command is ignored if the radiobutton's state is disabled.

       $radiobutton->invoke
	   Does just what would have happened if the user invoked the radiobutton with the mouse:
	   selects the button and invokes its associated Tcl command, if there is one.	The
	   return value is the return value from the Tcl command, or an empty string if there is
	   no command associated with the radiobutton.	This command is ignored if the
	   radiobutton's state is disabled.

       $radiobutton->select
	   Selects the radiobutton and sets the associated variable to the value corresponding to
	   this widget.

BINDINGS
       Tk automatically creates class bindings for radiobuttons that give them the following
       default behavior:

       [1] On Unix systems, a radiobutton activates whenever the mouse passes over it and
	   deactivates whenever the mouse leaves the radiobutton.  On Mac and Windows systems,
	   when mouse button 1 is pressed over a radiobutton, the button activates whenever the
	   mouse pointer is inside the button, and deactivates whenever the mouse pointer leaves
	   the button.

       [2] When mouse button 1 is pressed over a radiobutton it is invoked (it becomes selected
	   and the command associated with the button is invoked, if there is one).

       [3] When a radiobutton has the input focus, the space key causes the radiobutton to be
	   invoked.

	   If the radiobutton's state is disabled then none of the above actions occur:  the
	   radiobutton is completely non-responsive.

	   The behavior of radiobuttons can be changed by defining new bindings for individual
	   widgets or by redefining the class bindings.

KEYWORDS
       radiobutton, widget

POD ERRORS
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perl v5.16.3				    2014-06-10				   Radiobutton(3)
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