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

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NAME
       tixFileEntry - Create and manipulate tixFileEntry widgets

SYNOPSIS
       tixFileEntry pathName ?options?

SUPER-CLASS
       The  TixFileEntry class is derived from the TixLabelWidget class and inherits all the com-
       mands, options and subwidgets of its super-class.

STANDARD OPTIONS
       The FileEntry widget supports all  the  standard  options  of  a  frame	widget.  See  the
       options(n) manual entry for details on the standard options.

WIDGET-SPECIFIC OPTIONS
       [-activatecmd activateCmd]  Specifies the command to be called when the user activates the
       button subwidget. This command is called before the file dialog is popped up  and  can  be
       used to customize the file dialog (which may be shared by several FileEnt widget).  [-com-
       mand command] Specifies the command to be called when the -value option of  the	FileEntry
       is  changed. This usually happens when the user inputs a filename into the entry subwidget
       and hits the <Return> key. The command will be called with one arguments -- the new  value
       of  the FileEntry widget.  [-dialogtype dialogType] Specifies which type of file selection
       dialog should be popped up when the user invokes the button subwidget. Currently the  fol-
       lowing  values  are  valid:  tixFileSelectDialog,  tixExFileSelectDialog,  tk_getOpenFile,
       tk_getSaveFile or tk_chooseDirectory.  [-disablecallback disableCallback] A boolean  value
       indicating  whether callbacks should be disabled. When set to true, the TCL command speci-
       fied by the -command option is not executed  when  the  -value  of  the	FileEntry  widget
       changes.   [-disableforeground disableForeground]  The  foreground color to use for of the
       entry subwidget when the FileEntry widget is disabled.  [-filebitmap fileBitmap] Specifies
       the  bitmap  to display in side the button subwidget.  [-label label] Specifies the string
       to display as the label of this FileEntry widget.  [-labelside labelSide] Specifies  where
       the  label  should  be  displayed relative to the entry subwidget. Valid options are: top,
       left, right, bottom,  none  or  acrosstop.   [-selectmode selectMode]  Specifies  how  the
       FileEntry widget should react to <KeyPress> events. When set to "immediate", any user key-
       board inputs will immediately change the -value option. When set  to  "normal",	the  user
       keyboard inputs will be copied to the -value option only if the <Return> key is pressed or
       the keyboard focus is changed. The use of the immediate mode is discouraged. For effective
       use  of the FileEntry widget, one should use the normal mode together with the update wid-
       get command (see below).  [-state state] Specifies the whether  the  FileEntry  widget  is
       normal  or  disabled. Only the values "normal" and "disabled" are recognized.  [-validate-
       cmd validateCmd] Specifies a TCL command to be called when the  -value  of  the	FileEntry
       widget  is  about  to  change. This command is called with one parameter -- the new -value
       entered by the user. This command is to validate this new value by returning  a	value  it
       deems  valid.   [-value value] Specifies the value of the FileEntry.  [-variable variable]
       Specifies the global variable in which the value of the FileEntry should  be  stored.  The
       value of the FileEntry will be automatically updated when this variable is changed.

SUBWIDGETS
       Name:	      button
       Class:	      Button

	      The button subwidget next to the entry subwidget.

       Name:	      entry
       Class:	      Entry

	      The entry subwidget in which the user can type in a filename.
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DESCRIPTION
       The  tixFileEntry  command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument) and makes
       it into a FileEntry widget. Additional options, described above, may be specified  on  the
       command	line  or in the option database to configure aspects of the FileEntry such as its
       cursor and relief.

       The FileEntry widget can be used to input a filename. The user can type	in  the  filename
       manually. Alternatively, the user can press the button widget that sits next to the entry,
       which will bring up a file selection dialog of  the  type  specified  by  the  -dialogtype
       option.

WIDGET COMMANDS
       The tixFileEntry command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as the path name
       of the FileEntry'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 FileEntry widget's path
       name. Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following  com-
       mands are possible for FileEntry 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 tixFileEntry command.

       pathName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
	      Query or modify the configuration options of the widget.	If no  option  is  speci-
	      fied,  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  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 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 tixFileEntry command.

       pathName invoke
	      Forces the FileEntry widget to act as if the user  has  pressed  the  <return>  key
	      inside the entry subwidget.

       pathName filedialog ?args?
	      When  no	additional  arguments are given, this command returns the pathname of the
	      file dialog box associated with this FileEnt widget. When additional arguments  are
	      given, the widget command of the file dialog will be called with these arguments.

       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.

       pathName update
	      If  the  user has modified the entry using keyboard inputs, the update command will
	      update the -value of this FileEntry widget. When the FileEntry widget's -selectmode
	      option is set to "normal", one should call the update command on this widget before
	      examining its -value option. This command has  no  effect  in  if  the  -selectmode
	      option is set to "immediate".

KEYWORDS
       Tix(n)

Tix					       4.0				  tixFileEntry(n)
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