iwidgets::timeentry - Create and manipulate a timeentry widget


iwidgets::timeentry pathName ?options?


itk::Widget <- iwidgets::LabeledWidget <- iwidgets::Timefield <- iwidgets::Timeentry


background borderWidth cursor exportSelection foreground highlightColor highlightThickness insertBackground justify relief

See the options manual entry for details on the standard options.


disabledForeground labelBitmap labelFont labelImage labelMargin labelPos labelText labelVariable state sticky

See the labeledwidget class manual entry for details on these inherited options.

command format seconds textBackground textFont

See the timefield class manual entry for details on these inherited options.


hourRadius hourColor minuteRadius minuteColor pivotRadius pivotColor secondRadius secondColor clockColor clockStipple tickColor watchHeight watchWidth

See the watch manual entry for details on the associated options.


Name: closeText Class: Text Command-Line Switch: -closetext

Specifies the text to be displayed on the close button of the watch popup. The default is Close.

Name: grab Class: Grab Command-Line Switch: -grab

Specifies the grab level, local or global, to be obtained before bringing up the popup watch. The default is global. For more information concerning grab levels, consult the documentation for Tk's grab command.

Name: icon Class: Icon Command-Line Switch: -icon

Specifies the watch icon image to be used in the timeentry. This image must have been created previously with the image create command. Should one not be provided, then one will be generated, pixmap if possible, bitmap otherwise.

Name: state Class: State Command-Line Switch: -state

Specifies the state of the widget which may be disabled or normal. A disabled state prevents selection of the timefield or time icon button.


The iwidgets::timeentry command creates a time entry field with a popup watch by combining the timefield and watch widgets together. This allows a user to enter the time via the keyboard or by using the mouse and selecting the watch icon which brings up a popup watch.


The iwidgets::timeentry command creates a new Tcl command whose name is pathName. This command may be used to invoke various operations on the widget. It has the following general form:

pathName option ?arg arg ...?
Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following commands are possible for timeentry widgets:


get isvalid show

See the timefield manual entry for details on the associated methods.


pathName cget option
Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the iwidgets::timeentry command.
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 available 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 iwidgets::timeentry command.


Name: label Class: Label

The label component provides a label component to used to identify the time. See the label widget manual entry for details on the label component item.

Name: iconbutton Class: Label

The iconbutton component provides a labelbutton component to act as a lightweight button displaying the watch icon. Upon pressing the labelbutton, the watch appears. See the label widget manual entry for details on the labelbutton component item.

Name: time Class: Entry

The time component provides the entry field for time input and display. See the entry widget manual entry for details on the time component item.


 package require Iwidgets 4.0
 iwidgets::timeentry .te
 pack .te


Mark L. Ulferts


timeentry, widget