frame(n) Tk Built-In Commands frame(n)
frame - Create and manipulate frame widgets
frame pathName ?options?
-borderwidth -highlightcolor -pady
-cursor -highlightthickness -relief
-highlightbackground -padx -takefocus
See the options manual entry for details on the standard options.
[-background background] This option is the same as the standard background option except that its value may also be specified as an empty
string. In this case, the widget will display no background or border, and no colors will be consumed from its colormap for its background
and border. [-class class] Specifies a class for the window. This class will be used when querying the option database for the window's
other options, and it will also be used later for other purposes such as bindings. The class option may not be changed with the configure
widget command. [-colormap colormap] Specifies a colormap to use for the window. The value may be either new, in which case a new col-
ormap is created for the window and its children, or the name of another window (which must be on the same screen and have the same visual
as pathName), in which case the new window will use the colormap from the specified window. If the colormap option is not specified, the
new window uses the same colormap as its parent. This option may not be changed with the configure widget command. [-container container]
The value must be a boolean. If true, it means that this window will be used as a container in which some other application will be embed-
ded (for example, a Tk toplevel can be embedded using the -use option). The window will support the appropriate window manager protocols
for things like geometry requests. The window should not have any children of its own in this application. This option may not be changed
with the configure widget command. Note that -borderwidth, -padx and -pady are ignored when configured as a container since a container
has no border. [-height height] Specifies the desired height for the window in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels. If this
option is less than or equal to zero then the window will not request any size at all. Note that this sets the total height of the frame,
any -borderwidth or similar is not added. Normally -height should not be used if a propagating geometry manager, such as grid or pack, is
used within the frame since the geometry manager will override the height of the frame. [-visual visual] Specifies visual information for
the new window in any of the forms accepted by Tk_GetVisual. If this option is not specified, the new window will use the same visual as
its parent. The visual option may not be modified with the configure widget command. [-width width] Specifies the desired width for the
window in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels. If this option is less than or equal to zero then the window will not request any
size at all. Note that this sets the total width of the frame, any -borderwidth or similar is not added. Normally -width should not be
used if a propagating geometry manager, such as grid or pack, is used within the frame since the geometry manager will override the width
of the frame.
The frame command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument) and makes it into a frame widget. Additional options, described
above, may be specified on the command line or in the option database to configure aspects of the frame such as its background color and
relief. The frame command returns the path name of the new window.
A frame is a simple widget. Its primary purpose is to act as a spacer or container for complex window layouts. The only features of a
frame are its background color and an optional 3-D border to make the frame appear raised or sunken.
The frame command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as the path name of the frame's window. This command may be used to
invoke various operations on the widget. It has the following general form:
pathName option ?arg arg ...?
PathName is the name of the command, which is the same as the frame widget's path name. Option and the args determine the exact behavior
of the command. The following commands are possible for frame widgets:
pathName cget option
Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the frame com-
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 frame command.
When a new frame is created, it has no default event bindings: frames are not intended to be interactive.
labelframe(n), toplevel(n), ttk::frame(n)
Tk 8.4 frame(n)