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       Tk::FileDialog - A highly configurable File Dialog widget for Perl/Tk.


       The widget is composed of a number of sub-widgets, namely, a listbox for files and
       (optionally) directories, an entry for filename, an (optional) entry for pathname, an
       entry for a filter pattern, a 'ShowAll' checkbox (for enabling display of .* files and
       directories), and three buttons, namely OK, Rescan, and Cancel.  Note that the labels for
       all subwidgets (including the text for the buttons and Checkbox) are configurable for
       foreign language support.  The Listboxes will respond to characters typed over them with
       scrolling to the first line that starts with the given character (or next etc. if this
       character is not present).


   Usage Description
       To use FileDialog, simply create your FileDialog objects during initialization (or at
       least before a Show).  When you wish to display the FileDialog, invoke the 'Show' method
       on the FileDialog object;  The method will return either a file name, a path name, or
       undef.  undef is returned only if the user pressed the Cancel button.

   Example Code
       The following code creates a FileDialog and calls it.  Note that perl5.002gamma is

        #!/usr/bin/perl -w

        use Tk;
        use Tk::FileDialog;
        use strict;

        my($main) = MainWindow->new;
        my($Horiz) = 1;

        my($LoadDialog) = $main->FileDialog(-Title =>'This is my title',
                                           -Create => 0);

        print "Using FileDialog Version ",$LoadDialog->Version,"\n";

        $LoadDialog->configure(-FPat => '*pl',
                              -ShowAll => 'NO');

        $main->Entry(-textvariable => \$fname)
               ->pack(-expand => 1,
                      -fill => 'x');

        $main->Button(-text => 'Kick me!',
                     -command => sub {
                         $fname = $LoadDialog->Show(-Horiz => $Horiz);
                         if (!defined($fname)) {
                             $fname = "Fine,Cancel, but no Chdir anymore!!!";
                             $LoadDialog->configure(-Chdir =>'NO');
               ->pack(-expand => 1,
                      -fill => 'x');

        $main->Checkbutton(-text => 'Horizontal',
                          -variable => \$Horiz)
               ->pack(-expand => 1,
                      -fill => 'x');

        $main->Button(-text => 'Exit',
                     -command => sub {
               ->pack(-expand => 1,
                      -fill => 'x');


        print "Exit Stage right!\n";



       The following non-standard methods may be used with a FileDialog object

       Displays the file dialog box for the user to operate.  Additional configuration items may
       be passed in at Show-time In other words, this code snippet:

         $fd->Show(-Title => 'Ooooh, Preeeeeety!');

       is the same as this code snippet:

         $fd->configure(-Title => 'Ooooh, Preeeeeety!');

       Returns the current Version of FileDialog


       Any of the following configuration items may be set via the configure (or Show) method, or
       retrieved via the cget method.

       Flags may be configured with either 1,'true', or 'yes' for 1, or 0, 'false', or 'no' for
       0. Any portion of 'true', 'yes', 'false', or 'no' may be used, and case does not matter.

           Enable the user to change directories. The default is 1. If disabled, the directory
           list box will not be shown.

           Enable the user to specify a file that does not exist. If not enabled, and the user
           specifies a non-existent file, a dialog box will be shown informing the user of the
           error (This Dialog Box is configurable via the EDlg* switches, below).

           default: 1

           Determines whether hidden files (.*) are displayed in the File and Directory
           Listboxes.  The default is 0. The Show All Checkbox reflects the setting of this

           Disables the ability of the user to change the status of the ShowAll flag. The default
           is 0 (the user is by default allowed to change the status).

           Enables the File Dialog to do an application Grab when displayed. The default is 1.

           True sets the File List box to be to the right of the Directory List Box. If 0, the
           File List box will be below the Directory List box. The default is 1.

           If True, enables selection of a directory rather than a file, and disables the actions
           of the File List Box. The default is 0.

           Sets the default file selection pattern. The default is '*'. Only files matching this
           pattern will be displayed in the File List Box.

           Sets the geometry of the File Dialog. Setting the size is a dangerous thing to do.  If
           not configured, or set to '', the File Dialog will be centered.

           SelHook is configured with a reference to a routine that will be called when a file is
           chosen. The file is called with a sole parameter of the full path and file name of the
           file chosen. If the Create flag is disabled (and the user is not allowed to specify
           new files), the file will be known to exist at the time that SelHook is called. Note
           that SelHook will also be called with directories if the SelDir Flag is enabled, and
           that the FileDialog box will still be displayed. The FileDialog box should not be
           destroyed from within the SelHook routine, although it may generally be configured.

           SelHook routines return 0 to reject the selection and allow the user to reselect, and
           any other value to accept the selection. If a SelHook routine returns non-zero, the
           FileDialog will immediately be withdrawn, and the file will be returned to the caller.

           There may be only one SelHook routine active at any time. Configuring the SelHook
           routine replaces any existing SelHook routine. Configuring the SelHook routine with 0
           removes the SelHook routine. The default SelHook routine is undef.

       The following two switches may be used to set default variables, and to get final values
       after the Show method has returned (but has not been explicitly destroyed by the caller)

           The file selected, or the default file. The default is ''.

           The path of the selected file, or the initial path. The default is $ENV{'HOME'}.

   Labels and Captions
       For support of internationalization, the text on any of the subwidgets may be changed.

           The Title of the dialog box. The default is 'Select File:'.

           The Caption above the Directory List Box. The default is 'Directories'.

           The Caption above the File List Box. The default is 'Files'.

           The label to the left of the File Entry. The Default is 'Filename:'.

           The label to the left of the Path Entry. The default is 'Pathname:'.

           The label to the left of the Filter entry. The default is 'Filter:'.

           The text of the Show All Checkbutton. The default is 'Show All'.

   Button Text
       For support of internationalization, the text on the three buttons may be changed.

           The text for the OK button. The default is 'OK'.

           The text for the Rescan button. The default is 'Rescan'.

           The text for the Cancel button. The default is 'Cancel'.

   Error Dialog Switches
       If the Create switch is set to 0, and the user specifies a file that does not exist, a
       dialog box will be displayed informing the user of the error. These switches allow some
       configuration of that dialog box.

           The title of the Error Dialog Box. The default is 'File does not exist!'.

           The message of the Error Dialog Box. The variables $path, $file, and $filename (the
           full path and filename of the selected file) are available. The default is "You must
           specify an existing file.\n(\$filename not found)"


       Brent B. Powers, Merrill Lynch (B2Pi)

       This code may be distributed under the same conditions as Perl itself.