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tk(n)                        Tk Built-In Commands                        tk(n)



NAME
       tk - Manipulate Tk internal state

SYNOPSIS
       tk option ?arg arg ...?


DESCRIPTION
       The tk command provides access(2,5) to miscellaneous elements of Tk's inter-
       nal state.  Most of the information manipulated by  this  command  per-
       tains  to the application as a whole, or to a screen or display, rather
       than to a particular window.  The command can take any of a  number  of
       different forms depending on the option argument.  The legal forms are:

       tk appname ?newName?
              If newName isn't specified, this command returns the name of the
              application  (the name that may be used in(1,8) send(2,n) commands to com-
              municate with the application).  If newName is  specified,  then
              the name of the application is changed to newName.  If the given
              name is already in(1,8) use, then a suffix of the form `` #2'' or  ``
              #3''  is  appended  in(1,8)  order to make the name unique.  The com-
              mand's result is the name actually chosen.  newName  should  not
              start  with  a  capital letter.  This will interfere with option
              processing, since names starting with capitals are assumed to be
              classes;   as  a result, Tk may not be able to find some options
              for the application.  If sends have been  disabled  by  deleting
              the  send(2,n)  command, this command will reenable them and recreate
              the send(2,n) command.

       tk caret window ?-x x? ?-y y? ?-height height?
              Sets and queries the caret location for the display of the spec-
              ified  Tk  window  window.   The caret is the per-display cursor
              location used for indicating global focus (e.g. to  comply  with
              Microsoft  Accessibility guidelines), as well as for location of
              the over-the-spot XIM (X Input Methods) or Windows IME  windows.
              If  no  options  are specified, the last values used for setting
              the caret are return in(1,8) option-value pair  format.   -x  and  -y
              represent window-relative coordinates, and -height is the height
              of the current cursor location, or the height of  the  specified
              window if(3,n) none is given.

       tk scaling ?-displayof window? ?number?
              Sets  and  queries the current scaling factor(1,6) used by Tk to con-
              vert between physical units(1,7) (for  example,  points,  inches,  or
              millimeters)  and  pixels.   The  number  argument is a floating
              point number that specifies the number of pixels  per  point  on
              window's  display.   If  the  window  argument  is  omitted,  it
              defaults to the main window.  If the number argument is omitted,
              the current value of the scaling factor(1,6) is returned.

              A  ``point''  is  a  unit  of measurement equal to 1/72 inch.  A
              scaling factor(1,6) of 1.0 corresponds to 1 pixel per point, which is
              equivalent  to  a  standard 72 dpi monitor.  A scaling factor(1,6) of
              1.25 would mean 1.25 pixels per point, which is the setting  for
              a 90 dpi monitor; setting the scaling factor(1,6) to 1.25 on a 72 dpi
              monitor would cause everything in(1,8) the  application  to  be  dis-
              played 1.25 times as large as normal.  The initial value for the
              scaling factor(1,6) is set(7,n,1 builtins) when  the  application  starts,  based  on
              properties  of  the  installed monitor, but it can be changed at
              any time.  Measurements made after the scaling factor(1,6) is changed
              will  use  the  new  scaling factor(1,6), but it is undefined whether
              existing widgets will resize themselves dynamically  to  accomo-
              date the new scaling factor.

       tk useinputmethods ?-displayof window? ?boolean?
              Sets and queries the state of whether Tk should use XIM (X Input
              Methods) for filtering events.  The resulting state is returned.
              XIM  is  used  in(1,8) some locales (ie: Japanese, Korean), to handle
              special input devices.  This feature is only significant  on  X.
              If  XIM support is not available, this will always return 0.  If
              the window argument is omitted, it defaults to the main  window.
              If  the  boolean  argument  is  omitted,  the  current  state is
              returned.  This is turned on by default for the main display.

       tk windowingsystem
              Returns the current Tk windowing system, one of x11 (X11-based),
              win32  (MS Windows), classic (Mac OS Classic), or aqua (Mac OS X
              Aqua).

KEYWORDS
       application name, send(2,n)



Tk                                    8.4                                tk(n)

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