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ttk_scale (1t)


ttk_scale - Create and manipulate a scale widget


ttk::scale pathName ?options...?


ttk::scale(1t)                 Tk Themed Widget                 ttk::scale(1t)


       ttk::scale - Create and manipulate a scale widget

       ttk::scale pathName ?options...?

       A ttk::scale widget is typically used to control the numeric value of a
       linked variable that varies uniformly over some range. A scale displays
       a slider that can be moved along over a trough, with the relative posi-
       tion of the slider over the trough indicating the value  of  the  vari-

       -class                -cursor              -style

       See the ttk_widget manual entry for details on the standard options.

       Command-Line Name:-command
       Database Name:  command
       Database Class: Command

              Specifies  the  prefix  of  a Tcl command to invoke whenever the
              scale's value is changed via a widget command. The  actual  com-
              mand consists of this option followed by a space and a real num-
              ber indicating the new value of the scale.

       Command-Line Name:-from
       Database Name:  from
       Database Class: From

              A real value corresponding to the left or top end of the scale.

       Command-Line Name:-length
       Database Name:  length
       Database Class: Length

              Specifies the desired long dimension  of  the  scale  in  screen
              units  (i.e.  any  of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels). For
              vertical scales this  is  the  scale's  height;  for  horizontal
              scales it is the scale's width.

       Command-Line Name:-orient
       Database Name:  orient
       Database Class: Orient

              Specifies  which  orientation  whether the widget should be laid
              out horizontally or vertically. Must  be  either  horizontal  or
              vertical or an abbreviation of one of these.

       Command-Line Name:-to
       Database Name:  to
       Database Class: To

              Specifies  a real value corresponding to the right or bottom end
              of the scale.  This value may be either  less  than  or  greater
              than the -from option.

       Command-Line Name:-value
       Database Name:  value
       Database Class: Value

              Specifies the current floating-point value of the variable.

       Command-Line Name:-variable
       Database Name:  variable
       Database Class: Variable

              Specifies  the  name  of a global variable to link to the scale.
              Whenever the value of  the  variable  changes,  the  scale  will
              update to reflect this value.  Whenever the scale is manipulated
              interactively, the variable will  be  modified  to  reflect  the
              scale's new value.

       pathName cget option
              Returns the current value of the specified option; see ttk::wid-

       pathName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
              Modify or query widget options; see ttk::widget(n).

       pathName get ?x y?
              Get the current value of the -value option, or the value  corre-
              sponding  to  the coordinates x,y if they are specified. X and y
              are pixel coordinates relative to the scale widget origin.

       pathName identify x y
              Returns the name of the element at position x, y.  See ttk::wid-

       pathName instate statespec ?script?
              Test the widget state; see ttk::widget(n).

       pathName set value
              Set  the  value of the widget (i.e. the -value option) to value.
              The value will be clipped to the range given by  the  -from  and
              -to  options.  Note  that  setting the linked variable (i.e. the
              variable named in the -variable  option)  does  not  cause  such

       pathName state ?stateSpec?
              Modify or query the widget state; see ttk::widget(n).

       pathName coords ?value?
              Get  the  coordinates corresponding to value, or the coordinates
              corresponding to the current value of the -value option if value
              is omitted.

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

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

       ttk::widget(n), scale(n)

       scale, slider, trough, widget

       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       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                                    8.5                       ttk::scale(1t)