tixFileSelectBox(n) Tix Built-In Commands tixFileSelectBox(n)
tixFileSelectBox - Create and manipulate Tix FileSelectBox widgets
tixFileSelectBox pathName ?options?
The FileSelectBox widget supports all the standard options of a frame widget. See the
options(n) manual entry for details on the standard options.
[-browsecmd browsecmd] Specifies the command to execute when the user browses through the
files. By default, if the -browsecmd is specified, the browse command will be executed
when the user clicks on a filename in the Files listbox. [-command command] Specifies the
command to execute when the FileSelectBox is invoked. This command is executed with one
parameter : the filename selected by the user.
Specifies the directory to look for files. By default this will be the current
working directory of the program and will be changed as the user browses through
the directories. [-disablecallback disableCallback] A boolean value indicating
whether callbacks should be disabled. When set to true, the TCL command specified
by the -command option is not executed when the -value of the ExFileSelectBox wid-
get changes. [-pattern pattern] Specifies the matching pattern of the file names
that should be listed in the Files listbox. For example "*.c" matches all the file-
names that end with ".c". If this option is set to the empty string, the default
pattern "*" will be used.
Specifies the name of the filename currently selected by the user.
The scrolled listbox that shows the directories.
The scrolled listbox that shows the files.
The ComboBox listbox that shows the filter string.
The ComboBox listbox that shows the file selection.
The tixFileSelectBox command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument) and
makes it into a FileSelectBox widget. Additional options, described above, may be speci-
fied on the command line or in the option database to configure aspects of the FileSelect-
Box such as its cursor and relief.
The FileSelectBox is similar to the standard Motif(TM) file-selection box. It is generally
used for the user to choose a file. FileSelectBox stores the files mostly recently
selected into a ComboBox widget so that they can be quickly selected again. The tixFileSe-
lectDialog widget is a combination of the FileSelectBox widget and a dialog widget.
The tixFileSelectBox command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as the path
name of the FileSelectBox'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 FileSelectBox widget's path
name. Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following com-
mands are possible for FileSelectBox 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 tixFileSelectBox 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 tixFileSelectBox command.
Updates the files listed in the FileSelectBox according to the filtering pattern
sepcified in the filter subwidget.
Execute the command specified by the -command option with the filename stored in
the selection subwidget.
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.
TIX automatically creates class bindings for FileSelectBoxes that give them the following
 Mouse button 1 in the Directory listbox will change the filter string to the
 Mouse button 1 in the Files listbox will change the filename that appears in the
Selection entry. It will also trigger the -browsecmd if the option has been speci-
 The current directory will be changed by (1) double clicking the Directory listbox
or (2) invoking the Filter ComboBox. Please refer to the man page of tixComboBox
for the default bindings of the ComboBoxes and how they can be invoked.
 The command specified by the option -command will be invoked by (1) double clicking
the Files listbox or (2) invoking Selection ComboBox.
tixFileSelectBox, tixComboBox, tixFileSelectDialog, Tix(n),
Tix 4.0 tixFileSelectBox(n)