frame(n) Tk Built-In Commands frame(n)______________________________________________________________________________NAMEframe - Create and manipulate frame widgets
SYNOPSISframe pathName ?options?
See the options manual entry for details on the standard options.
[-background background] This option is the same as the standard back‐
ground option except that its value may also be specified as an empty
string. In this case, the widget will display no background or border,
and no colors will be consumed from its colormap for its background and
border. [-class class] Specifies a class for the window. This class
will be used when querying the option database for the window's other
options, and it will also be used later for other purposes such as
bindings. The class option may not be changed with the configure wid‐
get command. [-colormap colormap] Specifies a colormap to use for the
window. The value may be either new, in which case a new colormap is
created for the window and its children, or the name of another window
(which must be on the same screen and have the same visual as path‐
Name), in which case the new window will use the colormap from the
specified window. If the colormap option is not specified, the new
window uses the same colormap as its parent. This option may not be
changed with the configure widget command. [-container container] The
value must be a boolean. If true, it means that this window will be
used as a container in which some other application will be embedded
(for example, a Tk toplevel can be embedded using the -use option).
The window will support the appropriate window manager protocols for
things like geometry requests. The window should not have any children
of its own in this application. This option may not be changed with
the configure widget command. Note that -borderwidth, -padx and -pady
are ignored when configured as a container since a container has no
border. [-height height] Specifies the desired height for the window
in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels. If this option is less
than or equal to zero then the window will not request any size at all.
Note that this sets the total height of the frame, any -borderwidth or
similar is not added. Normally -height should not be used if a propa‐
gating geometry manager, such as grid or pack, is used within the frame
since the geometry manager will override the height of the frame.
[-visual visual] Specifies visual information for the new window in any
of the forms accepted by Tk_GetVisual. If this option is not speci‐
fied, the new window will use the same visual as its parent. The vis‐
ual option may not be modified with the configure widget command.
[-width width] Specifies the desired width for the window in any of the
forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels. If this option is less than or equal
to zero then the window will not request any size at all. Note that
this sets the total width of the frame, any -borderwidth or similar is
not added. Normally -width should not be used if a propagating geome‐
try manager, such as grid or pack, is used within the frame since the
geometry manager will override the width of the frame.
The frame command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument)
and makes it into a frame widget. Additional options, described above,
may be specified on the command line or in the option database to con‐
figure aspects of the frame such as its background color and relief.
The frame command returns the path name of the new window.
A frame is a simple widget. Its primary purpose is to act as a spacer
or container for complex window layouts. The only features of a frame
are its background color and an optional 3-D border to make the frame
appear raised or sunken.
The frame command creates a new Tcl command whose name is the same as
the path name of the frame's window. This command may be used to
invoke various operations on the widget. It has the following general
pathName option ?arg arg ...?
PathName is the name of the command, which is the same as the frame
widget's path name. Option and the args determine the exact behavior
of the command. The following commands are possible for frame widgets:
pathName cget option
Returns the current value of the configuration option given by
option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the frame
pathName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
Query or modify the configuration options of the widget. If no
option is specified, returns a list describing all of the avail‐
able options for pathName (see Tk_ConfigureInfo for information
on the format of this list). If option is specified with no
value, then the command returns a list describing the one named
option (this list will be identical to the corresponding sublist
of the value returned if no option is specified). If one or
more option-value pairs are specified, then the command modifies
the given widget option(s) to have the given value(s); in this
case the command returns an empty string. Option may have any
of the values accepted by the frame command.
When a new frame is created, it has no default event bindings: frames
are not intended to be interactive.
SEE ALSOlabelframe(n), toplevel(n), ttk::frame(n)KEYWORDS
Tk 8.4 frame(n)