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getstring(n) 0.1 tklib "A dialog which prompts for a string input"


getstring - A string dialog

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  • package require Tcl 8.4
  • package require getstring ?0.1?


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"

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

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