tixNoteBook - Create and manipulate tixNoteBook widgets
tixNoteBook pathName ?options?
The NoteBook widget supports all the standard options of a frame widget.
See the options(n) manual entry for details on the standard options.
[ -dynamicgeometry dynamicGeometry DynamicGeometry ]
If set to false, the size of the Notebook will match the size of the
largest page. If set to true, the size of the Notebook 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
[ -ipadx ipadX Pad ]
The amount of internal horizontal paddings around the sides of the
[ -ipady ipadY Pad ]
The amount of internal vertical paddings around the sides of the
The "note book frame" widget that displays ths tabs of the notebook.
Most of the display options of the page tabs are controlled by this
subwidget. For example, if you need to choose a different font to
display the tab names of the pages, the color of the inactive tabs or
the color behind the tabs, you can configure the options of the
nbframe subwidget. See the manual page of
tixNoteBookFrame(n) for more details.
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 add
The tixNoteBook command creates a new window (given by the
pathName argument) and makes it into a NoteBook widget.
Additional options, described above, may be specified on the command
line or in the option database to configure aspects of the
NoteBook widget such as its cursor and relief.
The NoteBook widget can be used to display 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 visual "tabs" at the top of the NoteBook widget.
The tixNoteBook command creates a new Tcl command whose name is
the same as the path name of the NoteBook 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
NoteBook widget's path name. Option and the args
determine the exact behavior of the command. The following commands
are possible for NoteBook widgets:
pathName add pageName ?option value ...?
Adds a new notebook page subwidget into the NoteBook widget.
Additional parameters may be supplied to configure this page
subwidget. Possible options are:
Specifies how the information in a tab (e.g. text or a bitmap) is to
be displayed in the widget. Must be one of the values n,
ne, e, se, s, sw, w, nw, or
center. For example, nw means display the information such that
its top-left corner is at the top-left corner of the widget.
Specifies a bitmap to display on the tab of this page. The bitmap is
displayed only if none of the -label or -image 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 creation process especially when there are a large number
of pages in a NoteBook widget.
Specifies an image to display on the tab of this page. The image is
displayed only if the -label options is not specified.
When there are multiple lines of text displayed in a tab, this option
determines how the lines line up with each other. Must be one of left,
center, or right. Left means that the lines' left edges all
line up, center means that the lines' centers are aligned, and
right means that the lines' right edges line up.
Specifies a text label string to display on the tab of this page subwidget.
Specifies a TCL command to be called whenever this page is raised by
Specifies whether this page can be raised by the user. Must be either
normal or disabled.
Specifies the integer index of a character to underline in the tab.
This option is used by the default bindings to implement keyboard
traversal for menu buttons and menu entries. 0 corresponds to the
first character of the text displayed in the widget, 1 to the next
character, and so on.
This option specifies the maximum line length of the label string on
this tab. If the line length of the label string exceeds this length,
it is wrapped onto the next line, so that no line is longer than the
specified length. The value may be specified in any of the standard
forms for screen distances. If this value is less than or equal to 0
then no wrapping is done: lines will break only at newline characters
in the text.
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 tixNoteBook command.
pathName delete pageName?
Deletes the page identified by pageName.
pathName pagecgetpageName 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 command.
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 modifies the
given page's option(s) to have the given value(s); in this case the
command returns an empty string. Option may be any of options
accepted by the add widget command.
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.
When the user pressed the left mouse button over a notebook tab, the
notebook page associated with that tab will be raised to the top of
the stack of pages.
The pages can also be selected using the keyboard. The user can type
the <Tab> key to cycle among the set of pages. When the focus
appears on the desired page, the user can type <Return> or
<space> to select that page. Or, if the user wants to cancel the
selection, he/she can type the <Escape> key.