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
[ -browsecmd 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
[ -command 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 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
[ -pattern pattern Pattern ]
Specifies the matching pattern of the file names that should be listed in
the Files listbox. For example "*.c" matches all the filenames 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 specified on the command
line or in the option database to configure aspects of the
FileSelectBox 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 tixFileSelectDialog
widget is a combination of the FileSelectBox widget and a dialog
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
commands are possible for FileSelectBox widgets:
Returns the current value of the configuration option given by
option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the
pathName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
Query or modify the configuration options of the widget. If no
option is specified, 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 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 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 default behavior:
Mouse button 1 in the Directory listbox will change the filter
string to the selected directory.
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 specified.
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