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tk_dialog (1t)


tk_dialog - Create modal dialog and wait for response


tk_dialog window title text bitmap default string string ...


tk_dialog(1t)                Tk Built-In Commands                tk_dialog(1t)


       tk_dialog - Create modal dialog and wait for response

       tk_dialog window title text bitmap default string string ...

       This  procedure is part of the Tk script library.  It is largely depre-
       cated by the tk_messageBox.  Its arguments describe a dialog box:

       window Name of top-level window to use for dialog.  Any existing window
              by this name is destroyed.

       title  Text to appear in the window manager's title bar for the dialog.

       text   Message to appear in the top portion of the dialog box.

       bitmap If non-empty, specifies a bitmap (in a form suitable for Tk_Get-
              Bitmap) to display in the top portion of the dialog, to the left
              of  the text.  If this is an empty string then no bitmap is dis-
              played in the dialog.

              If this is an integer greater than or equal  to  zero,  then  it
              gives  the  index of the button that is to be the default button
              for the dialog (0 for the leftmost button, and so on).  If  less
              than  zero or an empty string then there will not be any default

       string There will be one button for  each  of  these  arguments.   Each
              string specifies text to display in a button, in order from left
              to right.

       After creating a dialog box, tk_dialog waits for the user to select one
       of  the  buttons  either by clicking on the button with the mouse or by
       typing return to invoke the default button (if any).  Then  it  returns
       the index of the selected button:  0 for the leftmost button, 1 for the
       button next to it, and so on.  If  the  dialog's  window  is  destroyed
       before the user selects one of the buttons, then -1 is returned.

       While  waiting  for  the  user to respond, tk_dialog sets a local grab.
       This prevents the user from interacting with the application in any way
       except to invoke the dialog box.

              set reply [tk_dialog .foo "The Title" "Do you want to say yes?" \
                      questhead 0 Yes No "I'm not sure"]

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | runtime/tk-8     |
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |


       bitmap, dialog, modal

       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
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       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source        was        downloaded        from         https://source-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.tcl.tk/.

Tk                                    4.1                        tk_dialog(1t)