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widget_calendar(n) 1.0.1 tklib "Various megawidgets"


widget_calendar - Calendar Megawidget

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  • package require Tcl 8.4
  • package require Tk 8.4
  • package require widget ?3.0?
  • package require widget::calendar ?1.0.1?


This package provides a calendar megawidget (snidget).

widget::calendar pathname ?options?



A script to evaluate when a date was selected.


The format of the date that is returned. Default: %m/%d/%Y.


Set first day the week, Either sunday or monday. It defaults to monday.


Select the font used in the widget. It defaults to Helvetica 9.


Selects the background color for the day that has been selected. Default: #FFCC00


Specify language of the calendar contents. The language is specified by abbreviations of the languge, for example: en - english, de - german ... It defaults to en.

Supported languages: de en es fr gr he it ja sv pl pt zh fi tr nl ru crk crx-nak crx-lhe


Selects the color of the parts that have a shaded background. Default: #888888


Specify if the past shall be shown. It is a boolean value and defaults to 1.


Specifies the name of a variable whose value is linked to the entry widget's contents. Whenever the variable changes value, the widget's contents are updated, and vice versa.


pathname get ?what?

Returns a part of the selected date or 'all'. The argument what selects the part. Valid values for what are: day, month, year and all. 'all' is the default and returns the complete date in the format given with -dateformat.


On creation of the calendar widget the following bindings are installed. When pressing a key the command is invoked and the textvariable is updated. updated.


    package require widget::calendar ; # or widget::all
    set t [widget::calendar .t]
    pack $t -fill x -expand 1

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

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


calendar, date, megawidget, snit, widget