Tix-4.1.0.006: description + notes
The Tix library is an extension to the Tk toolkit that contains
over 40 new widgets for Tk. Features include:
- A lot of new widgets.
The Tix library has by far the greatest collection of
widgets for programming with Tcl/Tk. Highlights include:
Hierarchical Listbox, Directory List/Tree View, SpreadSheet,
Tabular Listbox, ComboBox, Motif style FileSelectBox, MS
Windows style FileSelectBox, PanedWindow, NoteBook, Spin
Control widget .... and many more. With these new widgets,
your applications will look great and interact with your
users in intuitive ways.
- Rapid Prototyping New Widgets.
Tix comes with a complete Object-Oriented framework for
building new customed widgets using TCL exclusively. It
typically reduces the efforts of developing a new widget by
a factor of ten or more.
- XPM image suport.
This allows you to display color icons in XPM
format. Supports transparent background.
- Compound images.
A new image type called "
compound" lets you glue
together a bunch of bitmaps, images and text strings
together to form a bigger image. Then you can use this image
with widgets that support the -image option. For example,
you can display a text string string together with a bitmap,
at the same time, inside a TK button widget.
- Display Items and Display Styles.
Display items and display styles make it possible to display
visual information in many formats.
- Form geometry manager.
Works similarly to the Motif Form widget. You can specify
geometry constraints using attachment rules.
- Mwm window mamager support.
With the tixMwm command, you can communicate
with the Motif window manager "
mwm"; you can add new items
to the Motif system menu and change the window manager
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