TCL and the TK Toolkit

ISBN-10: 020163337X

ISBN-13: 9780201633375

Edition: 1994

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Description: Since Tcl and the Tk Toolkit is written by the creator of the Tcl scripting language and the Tk toolkit, this book is the single authoritative resource for anyone who wants to produce far more powerful X Window System applications in a fraction of the time that would otherwise be required. Tcl and the Tk Toolkit offers an introduction and overview of this impressive programming environment, including detailed instructions for script writing in Tcl and working with the Tk toolkit. The book also describes the C interfaces for Tcl and Tk for those readers who wish to extend their built-in features by writing new C commands.

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 3/31/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Organization of the Book
An Overview of Tcl and Tk
Getting Started
Hello World with Tk
Script Files
Variables and Substitutions
Control Structures
On the Tcl Language
Event Bindings
Additional Features of Tcl and Tk
Extensions and Applications
The TCL Language
Tcl Language Syntax
Scripts, Commands, and Words
Evaluating a Command
Variable Substitution
Command Substitution
Backslash Substitution
Quoting with Double Quotes
Quoting With Braces
Normal and Exceptional Returns
More on Substitutions
Simple Variables and the Set Command
Variable Substitution
Removing Variables: Unset
Multidimensional Arrays
The Incr and Append Commands
Predefined Variables
Preview of Other Variable Facilities
Numeric Operands
Operators and Precedence
Math Functions
String Manipulation
Types and Conversions
Basic List Structure and the Lindex Command
Creating Lists: Concat, List, and Llength
Modifying Lists: Linsert, Lreplace, Lrange, and Lappend
Searching Lists: Lsearch
Sorting Lists: Lsort
Converting Between Strings and Lists: Split and Join
Lists and Commands
Control Flow
The If Command
Looping Commands: While, For, and Foreach
Loop Control: Break and Continue
The Switch Command
The Eval Command
Executing From Files: Source
Procedure Basics: Proc and Return
Local and Global Variables
Defaults and Variable Numbers of Arguments
Call By Reference: Upvar
Creating New Control Structures: Uplevel
String Manipulation
Character Set Issues
Glob-Style Pattern Matching
Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions
Using Regular Expressions for Substitutions
Generating Strings with Format
Parsing Strings With Scan
Extracting Characters: String Index and String Range
Searching and Comparison
Length, Case Conversion, and Trimming
Accessing Files
File Names
Basic File I/O
Output Buffering
Random Access to Files
The Current Working Directory
Manipulating File Names: Glob and File
File Information Commands
Errors in System Calls
Invoking Subprocesses with Exec
I/O To and From a Command Pipeline
Process Ids
Environment Variables
Terminating the Tcl Process with Exit
Errors and Exceptions
What Happens after an Error?
Generating Errors from Tcl Scripts
Trapping Errors with Catch
Exceptions in General
Managing Tcl Internals
Querying the Elements of an Array
The Info Command
Timing Command Execution
Tracing Operations on Variables
Renaming and Deleting Commands
Unknown Commands
The History List
Specifying Events1
Reexecuting Commands from the History List
Shortcuts Implemented by Unknown
Current Event Number: History Nextid
Writing Scripts for TK
An Introduction to Tk
A Brief Introduction to X
Applications, Top-Level Widgets, and Screens
Scripts and Events
Creating and Destroying Widgets
Geometry Managers
Widget Commands
Commands for Interconnection
A Tour of the Tk Widgets
Buttons, Checkbuttons, and Radiobuttons
Menus and Menubuttons
Other Common Options
Geometry Managers: the Packer
An Overview of Geometry Management
Packer Basics
The Pack Command and -Side Options
Packing Order
Hierarchical Packing
Other Options to the Pack Command
Other Geometry Managers in Tk
X Events
An Overview of the Bind Command
Event Patterns
Sequences of Events
Substitutions in Scripts
Conflict Resolution
When are Events Processed?Background Errors: Tkerror
Other Uses of Bindings
Canvas and Text Widgets
Canvas Basics: Items and Types
Manipulating Items with Identifiers and Tags
Other Canvas Features
Text Widgets
Text Indices and Marks
Text Tags
The Selection
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