XPM is a popular X Window image file format for storing color icons.
The pixmap image type defined by the Tix(n) library can be
used to create color images using XPM files.
Like all images, pixmaps are created using the image create
command. Pixmaps support the following options:
Specifies the contents of the source pixmap as a string. The string
must adhere to the XPM file format (e.g., as generated by the
pixmap(1) program). If both the -data and -file
options are specified, the -data option takes precedence.
Please note that the XPM file parsing code in the xpm library is
extremely fragile. The first line of the string must be "/* XPM
*/" or otherwise a segmatation fault will be caused.
name gives the name of a file whose contents define the source
pixmap. The file must adhere to the XPM file format (e.g., as
generated by the pixmap(1) program).
When a pixmap image is created, Tk also creates a new command whose
name is the same as the image. This command may be used to invoke
various operations on the image. It has the following general form:
imageName option ?arg arg ...?
Option and the args
determine the exact behavior of the command. The following
commands are possible for pixmap images:
Returns the current value of the configuration option given by
option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the
image create pixmap command.
imageName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
Query or modify the configuration options for the image. If no
option is specified, returns a list describing all of the
available options for imageName (see Tk_ConfigureInfo for
information on the format of this list). If option is specified
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 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 image create pixmap command.