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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for toplevel (redhat section n)

toplevel(n)			       Tk Built-In Commands			      toplevel(n)

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NAME
       toplevel - Create and manipulate toplevel widgets

SYNOPSIS
       toplevel pathName ?options?

STANDARD OPTIONS
       -borderwidth	     -highlightcolor	  -takefocus
       -cursor		     -highlightthickness
       -highlightbackground  -relief

       See the options manual entry for details on the standard options.

WIDGET-SPECIFIC 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 colormap 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 default colormap of its screen.  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 embedded (for example, |
       a  Tk toplevel can be embedded using the -use option).  The window will support the appro- |
       priate 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.  [-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.
       [-menu menu] Specifies a menu widget to be used	as  a  menubar.  On  the  Macintosh,  the |
       menubar	will  be  displayed accross the top of the main monitor. On Microsoft Windows and |
       all UNIX platforms, the menu will appear accross the toplevel window as part of the window |
       dressing  maintained  by  the window manager.  [-screen ] Specifies the screen on which to
       place the new window.  Any valid screen name may be used, even one associated with a  dif-
       ferent  display.   Defaults  to	the same screen as its parent.	This option is special in
       that it may not be specified via the option database, and it may not be modified with  the
       configure widget command.
       [-use use]  This option is used for embedding. If the value isn't an empty string, it must |
       be the the window identifier of a container window, specified as a hexadecimal string like |
       the  ones returned by the winfo id command. The toplevel widget will be created as a child |
       of the given container instead of the root window for the screen.  If the container window |
       is  in  a  Tk  application, it must be a frame or toplevel widget for which the -container |
       option was specified.  This option may not be changed with the configure  widget  command.
       [-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
       default	visual	for its screen.  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.
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DESCRIPTION
       The toplevel command creates a new toplevel  widget  (given  by	the  pathName  argument).
       Additional options, described above, may be specified on the command line or in the option
       database to configure aspects of the toplevel such as its  background  color  and  relief.
       The toplevel command returns the path name of the new window.

       A  toplevel  is similar to a frame except that it is created as a top-level window:  its X
       parent is the root window of a screen rather than the logical parent from its  path  name.
       The  primary  purpose  of a toplevel is to serve as a container for dialog boxes and other
       collections of widgets.	The only visible features of a toplevel are its background  color
       and an optional 3-D border to make the toplevel appear raised or sunken.

WIDGET COMMAND
       The  toplevel command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as the path name of
       the toplevel's window.  This command may be used to invoke various operations on the  wid-
       get.  It has the following general form:
	      pathName option ?arg arg ...?
       PathName is the name of the command, which is the same as the toplevel widget's path name.
       Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command.  The  following  commands
       are possible for toplevel 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 toplevel 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 toplevel command.

BINDINGS
       When a new toplevel is created, it has  no  default  event  bindings:  toplevels  are  not
       intended to be interactive.

KEYWORDS
       toplevel, widget

Tk					       8.0				      toplevel(n)


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