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tix(n)				      Tix Built-In Commands				   tix(n)


       tix - Manipulate internal states of the Tix library

       tix option ?arg arg ...?

       This  manual  page descripts the tix command, which manipulates the internal states of the
       Tix library. If you're looking for a general introduction to the Tix library, please refer
       to the TixIntro manual page.

       The  Tix  application context supports the following configuration options. Usually, these
       options are set using the X resource database, i.e., in the  user's  .Xdefault  file.  For
       example,  to  choose  a different color scheme for the Tix widgets, these two lines can be
       added to the user's .Xdefault file:
		     *TixScheme:  Gray
		     *TixFontSet: 14Point
       [-binding binding] This is an obsolete option.  [-debug debug] Specifies whether  the  Tix
       widgets	should run in debug mode.  [-fontset tixFontSet] Specifies the fontset to use for
       the Tix widgets. Valid options are WmDefault, TK, TkWin, 12Point and 14Point. TK specifies
       that   the   standard   TK   fonts  should  be  used.  The  default  value  is  WmDefault.
       [-scheme tixScheme] Specifies the color scheme to use for the Tix widgets.  Valid  options
       are  WmDefault,	TK, TkWin, Gray, Blue, Bisque, SGIGray and TixGray. If you want the stan-
       dard TK color scheme, you can use the value TK.	The default value is WmDefault.
	' [-schemepriority tixSchemePriority] Specifies the priority level of the TK options  set
       by  th  Tix  schemes. Please refer to the TK option(n) manual page for a discussion of the
       priority level of Tix options. The default value is 79, which makes the Tix schemes  at	a
       higher  priority  than  the  settings in the .Xdefaults file. If you want to allow the Tix
       schemes to be overridden by the settings in the .Xdefaults file, you can set the following
       line in you .Xdefaults file:
	      *TixSchemePriority: 21

       The  tix command provides access to miscellaneous elements of Tix's internal state and the
       Tix application context.  Most of the information manipulated by this command pertains  to
       the application as a whole, or to a screen or display, rather than to a particular window.
       The command can take any of a number of different forms depending on the option	argument.
       The legal forms are:

       tix addbitmapdir directory
	      Tix  maintains  a list of directory under which which the tix getimage and tix get-
	      bitmap commands will search for image  files.  The  standard  bitmap  directory  is
	      $TIX_LIBRARY/bitmaps.  The  addbitmapdir	command adds directory into this list. By
	      using this command, the image files of an applications can also  be  located  using
	      the tix getimage ot tix getbitmap command.

       tix cget option
	      Returns  the  current value of the configuration option given by option. Option may
	      be any of the options described in the CONFIGURATION OPTIONS section.

       tix configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
	      Query or modify the configuration options of the Tix  application  context.  If  no
	      option  is  specified,  returns a list describing all of the available options (see
	      Tk_ConfigureInfo for information on the format of this list).  If option is  speci-
	      fied 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 be any of the options described in the

       tix filedialog ?class?
	      Returns the file selection dialog that may be shared  among  different  modules  of
	      this  application.  This command will create a file selection dialog widget when it
	      is called the first time. This dialog will be returned by all subsequent	calls  to
	      tix filedialog. An optional class parameter can be passed to specified what type of
	      file selection dialog widget is desired. Possible options  are  tixFileSelectDialog
	      or tixExFileSelectDialog.

       tix getbitmap name
	      Locates a bitmap file of the name name.xpm or name in one of the bitmap directories
	      (see the addbitmapdir command above). By using tix getbitmap, you can  advoid  hard
	      coding  the  pathnames of the bitmap files in your application. When successful, it
	      returns the complete pathname of the bitmap file, prefixed with  the  character  @.
	      The  returned  value  can be used to configure the -bitmap option of the TK and Tix

       tix getimage name
	      Locates an image file of the name name.xpm, name.xbm or name.ppm in one of the bit-
	      map  directories	(see  the addbitmapdir command above). If more than one file with
	      the same name (but different extensions) exist,  then  the  image  type  is  chosen
	      according  to  the depth of the X display: xbm images are chosen on monochrome dis-
	      plays and color images are chosen on color displays. By using tix getimage, you can
	      advoid  hard coding the pathnames of the image files in your application. When suc-
	      cessful, this command returns the name of the newly created  image,  which  can  be
	      used to configure the -image option of the TK and Tix widgets.

       tix option ?args ...?
	      Manipulates  the	options manitained by the Tix scheme mechanism. Available options
	      active_bg   active_fg   bg
	      bold_font   dark1_bg    dark1_fg
	      dark2_bg	  dark2_fg    disabled_fg
	      fg	  fixed_font  font
	      inactive_bg inactive_fg input1_bg
	      input2_bg   italic_font light1_bg
	      light1_fg   light2_bg   light2_fg
	      menu_font   output1_bg  output2_bg
	      select_bg   select_fg   selector
       The arguments to the tix option command can take the following form(s):

	      tix option get option
		     Returns the current value of option.

       tix resetoptions newScheme newFontSet ?newScmPrio?
	      Resets the scheme and fontset of the Tix application to newScheme  and  newFontSet,
	      respectively.  This  affects only those widgets created after this call. Therefore,
	      it is best to call the resetoptions command before the creation of any widgets in a
	      Tix application.

	      The  optional  parameter newScmPrio can be given to reset the priority level of the
	      TK options set by the Tix schemes.

       [1]    In this release of Tix, the following configuration  options  have  been	disabled.
	      Assigning values to them will cause no effect:
       In addition, the following options to the tix command have been disabled. Invoking the tix
       command with these options will cause no effect:

       [2]    Because of the way TK handles the X option database, after tixwish has started  up,
	      it  is  not  possible to reset the color schemes and font sets using the tix config
	      command. Instead, the tix resetoptions command must be used.

       The tk_setPalette command does not work very well under Tix. To use it,	one  must  follow
       these steps:
		     tix resetoptions TK TK
		     tk_setPalette lightblue

       file selection dialog

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