tixListNoteBook(n) Tix Built-In Commands tixListNoteBook(n)
tixListNoteBook - Create and manipulate tixListNoteBook widgets
tixListNoteBook pathName ?options?
The ListNoteBook widget supports all the standard options of a frame widget. See the
options(n) manual entry for details on the standard options.
[-dynamicgeometry dynamicGeometry] If set to false, the size of the ListNotebook will
match the size of the largest page. If set to true, the size of the ListNotebook will
match the size of the current page (therefore, the size may change when the user selects
different pages). The default value is false. A setting of true is discouraged.
[-ipadx ipadX] The amount of internal horizontal paddings around the sides of the page
subwidgets. [-ipady ipadY] The amount of internal vertical paddings around the sides of
the page subwidgets.
The HList widget that displays the names of the pages.
In addition, all the page subwidgets created as a result of the add command can be
accessed by the subwidget command. They are identified by the pageName parameter to the
The tixListNoteBook command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument) and
makes it into a ListNoteBook widget. Additional options, described above, may be speci-
fied on the command line or in the option database to configure aspects of the ListNote-
Book widget such as its cursor and relief.
The ListNoteBook widget is very similar to the TixNoteBook widget: it can be used to dis-
play many windows in a limited space using a "notebook" metaphore. The notebook is divided
into a stack of pages (windows). At one time only one of these pages can be shown. The
user can navigate through these pages by choosing the name of the desired page in the
The tixListNoteBook command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as the path
name of the ListNoteBook widget'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 ListNoteBook widget's path
name. Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following com-
mands are possible for ListNoteBook widgets:
pathName add pageName ?option value ...?
Adds a new ListNotebook page subwidget into the ListNoteBook widget. pageName must
be the name of an existing entry of the hlist subwidget. You must create the entry
before calling the add command. Please refer to the tixHList(n) manual entry for
adding entries in an HList widget. Additional parameters may be supplied to con-
figure this page subwidget. Possible options are:
Specifies a TCL command to be called the first time a page is shown on the
screen. This option can be used to delay the creation of the contents of a
page until necessary. Therefore, it can be used to speed up interface cre-
ation process especially when there are a large number of pages in a List-
Specifies a TCL command to be called whenever this page is raised by the
When successful, this command returns the pathname of the newly created page.
pathName cget option
Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option.Option may
have any of the values accepted by the tixListNoteBook 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 tixListNoteBook command.
pathName delete pageName?
Deletes the page identified by pageName.
pathName pagecget pageName option
Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option in the page
given by pageName. Option may have any of the values accepted by the add widget
pathName pageconfigure pageName ?option? ?value ...?
When no option is given, prints out the values of all options of this page. If
option is specified with no value, then the command returns the current value of
that option. If one or more option-value pairs are specified, then the command mod-
ifies the given page's option(s) to have the given value(s); in this case the com-
mand returns an empty string. Option may be any of options accepted by the add wid-
Returns a list of the names of all the pages.
pathName raise pageName
Raise the page identified by pageName.
Returns the name of the currently raised page.
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.
set n [tixListNoteBook .n]; pack $n
$n subwidget hlist add page1 -text "Page 1"
$n subwidget hlist add page2 -text "Page 2"
set page1 [$n add page1]
set page2 [$n add page2]
button $page1.b -text "On page1"
button $page2.b -text "On page2"
$n raise page2
When the user activates an entry in the hlist subwidget, the page associated with that
entry will be raised to the front. This can be done by using the mouse or keyboard. The
hlist subwidget operates with its -selectmode option set to single. See the event bindings
of the HList widget for more details.
Tix 4.0 tixListNoteBook(n)