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getstring(3tk) A dialog which prompts for a string input getstring(3tk)


getstring - A string dialog


package require Tcl 8.4

package require getstring ?0.1?

::getstring::tk_getString pathName variable text ?options?


This package provides a dialog which consists of an Entry, OK, and Cancel buttons.

::getstring::tk_getString pathName variable text ?options?
Creates a dialog which prompts the user with text to input a text string. The contents of the entry are put in the variable upon closure of the dialog. The command returns a boolean indicating if the user pressed OK or not. If -geometry is not specified, the dialog is centered in its parent toplevel unless its parent is . in which case the dialog is centered in the screen. Options: -title -allowempty a boolean argument indicating if the dialog should accept an empty entry -entryoptions simply passes its arguments through to the entry widget. This is valuble for performing extra validation using the Entry widget validation hooks. -geometry specifies the geometry of the window


package require getstring
namespace import getstring::*
if {[tk_getString .gs text "Feed me a string please:"]} {

puts "user entered: $text" }


This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category getstring of the Tklib Trackers []. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.


dialog, entry, string

0.1 tklib