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NAME

       TableMatrix - Create and manipulate tables

Synopsis

       $table = $parent->TableMatrix(?options?);

STANDARD OPTIONS

       -anchor  -background  -cursor
          -exportselection  -font  -foreground    -highlightbackground  -highlightcolor
        -highlightthickness    -insertbackground  -insertborderwidth  -insertofftime
          -insertontime  -insertwidth  -invertselected  -relief  -takefocus
        -xscrollcommand    -yscrollcommand

Widget-specific Options

       Switch: -autoclear
       Name: autoClear
       Class: AutoClear
        A boolean value which specifies whether the first keypress in a cell will delete whatever
        text was previously there.  Defaults to 0.

       Switch:  -bordercursor
       Name: borderCursor
       Class: Cursor
        Specifies the name of the cursor to show when over borders, a visual indication that
        interactive resizing is allowed (it is thus affect by the value of -resizeborders).
        Defaults to crosshair .

       Switch: -borderwidth or -bd
       Name: borderWidth
       Class: BorderWidth
        Specifies a non-negative pixel value or list of values indicating the width of the 3-D
        border to draw on interior table cells (if such a border is being drawn; the <Brelief>
        option typically determines this).  If one value is specified, a rectangle of this width
        will be drawn.  If two values are specified, then only the left and right edges of the
        cell will have borders.  If four values are specified, then the values correspond to the
        {left right top bottom} edges.  This can be overridden by the a tag's borderwidth option.
        It can also be affected by the defined -drawmode for the table.  Each value in the list
        must have one of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels.

       Switch: -browsecommand or -browsecmd
       Name: browseCommand
       Class: BrowseCommand
        Specifies a command (callback) which will be evaluated anytime the active cell changes.
        The Previous Index and the Current index is passed to this command as arguments.

       Switch: -cache
       Name: cache
       Class: Cache
        A boolean value that specifies whether an internal cache of the table contents should be
        kept.  This greatly enhances speed performance when used with -command  but uses extra
        memory.  Can maintain state when both -command  and -variable  are empty.  The cache is
        automatically flushed whenever the value of -cache  or -variable  changes, otherwise you
        have to explicitly call clear on it.  Defaults to off.

       Switch: -colorigin
       Name: colOrigin
       Class: Origin
        Specifies what column index to interpret as the leftmost column in the table. This value
        is used for user indices in the table.  Defaults to 0.

       Switch: -cols
       Name: cols
       Class: Cols
        Number of cols in the table.  Defaults to 10.

       Switch: -colseparator
       Name: colSeparator
       Class: Separator
        Specifies a separator character that will be interpreted as the column separator when
        cutting or pasting data in a table.  By default, columns are separated as elements of a
        tcl list.

       Switch: -colstretchmode
       Name: colStretchMode
       Class: StretchMode
        Specifies one of the following stretch modes for columns to fill extra allocated window
        space:

       none
         Columns will not stretch to fill the assigned window space.  If the columns are too
         narrow, there will be a blank space at the right of the table.  This is the default.

       unset
         Only columns that do not have a specific width set will be stretched.

       all
         All columns will be stretched by the same number of pixels to fill the window space
         allocated to the table.  This mode can interfere with interactive border resizing which
         tries to force column width.

       last
         The last column will be stretched to fill the window space allocated to the table.

       fill
         (only valid for -rowstretch  currently)

         The table will get more or less columns according to the window space allocated to the
         table.  This mode has numerous quirks and may disappear in the future.

       Switch: -coltagcommand
       Name: colTagCommand
       Class: TagCommand
        Provides the name of a procedure that will be evaluated by the widget to determine the
        tag to be used for a given column.  When displaying a cell, the table widget will first
        check to see if a tag has been defined using the tag col  widget method.  If no tag is
        found, it will evaluate the named procedure passing the column number in question as the
        sole argument.  The procedure is expected to return the name of a tag to use, or a null
        string. Errors occuring during the evaluation of the procedure, or the return of an
        invalid tag name are silently ignored.

        The Current column number is passed as an argument to the col command.

       Switch: -colwidth
       Name: colWidth
       Class: ColWidth
        Default column width, interpreted as characters in the default font when the number is
        positive, or pixels if it is negative.  Defaults to 10.

       Switch: -command
       Name: command
       Class: Command
        Specified a command to use as a procedural interface to cell values. If -usecommand  is
        true, this command will be used instead of any reference to the -variable  array.  When
        retrieving cell values, the return value of the command is used as the value for the
        cell.

        Args passed to this callback: The Set Flag (=1 if setting, else retrieving), the current
        row, the current col, the cell value (if setting).

       Switch: -drawmode
       Name: drawMode
       Class: DrawMode
        Sets the table drawing mode to one of the following options:

       slow
         The table is drawn to an offscreen pixmap using the Tk bordering functions (double-
         buffering).  This means there will be no flashing, but this mode is slow for larger
         tables.

       compatible
         The table is drawn directly to the screen using the Tk border functions. It is faster,
         but the screen may flash on update.  This is the default.

       fast
         The table is drawn directly to the screen and the borders are done with fast X calls, so
         they are always one pixel wide only.  As a side effect, it restricts -borderwidth  to a
         range of 0 or 1.  This mode provides best performance for large tables, but can flash on
         redraw and is not 100% Tk compatible on the border mode.

       single
         The table is drawn to the screen as in fast mode, but only single pixel lines are drawn
         (not square borders).

       Switch: -flashmode
       Name: flashMode
       Class: FlashMode
        A boolean value which specifies whether cells should flash when their value changes.  The
        table tag flash  will be applied to these cells for the duration specified by -flashtime
        .  Defaults to 0.

       Switch: -flashtime
       Name: flashTime
       Class: FlashTime
        The amount of time, in 1/4 second increments, for which a cell should flash when its
        value has changed.  -flashmode  must be on.  Defaults to 2.

       Switch: -height
       Name: height
       Class: Height
        Specifies the desired height for the window, in rows. If zero or less, then the desired
        height for the window is made just large enough to hold all the rows in the table.  The
        height can be further limited by -maxheight .

       Switch: -invertselected
       Name: invertSelected
       Class: InvertSelected
        Specifies whether the foreground and background of an item should simply have their
        values swapped instead of merging the sel  tag options when the cell is selected.
        Defaults to 0 (merge sel tag).

       Switch: -ipadx
       Name: ipadX
       Class: Pad
        A pixel value specifying the internal offset X padding for text in a cell.  This value
        does not grow the size of the cell, it just causes the text to be drawn further from the
        cell border.  It only affects one side (depending on anchor).  Defaults to 0.  See -padx
        for an alternate padding style.

       Switch: -ipady
       Name: ipadY
       Class: Pad
        A pixel value specifying the internal offset Y padding for text in a cell.  This value
        does not grow the size of the cell, it just causes the text to be drawn further from the
        cell border.  It only affects one side (depending on anchor).  Defaults to 0.  See -pady
        for an alternate padding style.

       Switch: -justify
       Name: justify
       Class: Justify
        How to justify multi-line text in a cell. It must be one of left, right, or center.
        Defaults to left.

       Switch: -maxheight
       Name: maxHeight
       Class: MaxHeight
        The max height in pixels that the window will request.  Defaults to 600.

       Switch: -maxwidth
       Name: maxWidth
       Class: MaxWidth
        The max width in pixels that the window will request.  Defaults to 800.

       Switch: -multiline
       Name: multiline
       Class: Multiline
        Specifies the default setting for the multiline tag option.  Defaults to 1.

       Switch: -pady
       Name: padX
       Class: Pad
        A pixel value specifying the offset X padding for a cell.  This value causes the default
        size of the cell to increase by two times the value (one for each side), unless a
        specific pixel size is chosen for the cell with the width command.  This will force an
        empty area on the left and right of each cell edge.  This padding affects all types of
        data in the cell.  Defaults to 0.  See -ipadx for an alternate padding style.

       Switch: -pady
       Name: padY
       Class: Pad
        A pixel value specifying the offset Y padding for a cell.  This value causes the default
        size of the cell to increase by two times the value (one for each side), unless a
        specific pixel size is chosen for the cell with the height command.  This will force an
        empty area on the top and bottom of each cell edge.  This padding affects all types of
        data in the cell.  Defaults to 0.  See -ipadx for an alternate padding style.

       Switch: -resizeborders
       Name: resizeBorders
       Class: ResizeBorders
        Specifies what kind of interactive border resizing to allow, must be one of row, col,
        both (default) or none.

       Switch: -rowheight
       Name: rowHeight
       Class:
        RowHeight  Default row height, interpreted as lines in the default font when the number
        is positive, or pixels if it is negative.  Defaults to 1.

       Switch: -roworigin
       Name: rowOrigin
       Class: Origin
        Specifies what row index to interpret as the topmost row in the table. This value is used
        for user indices in the table.  Defaults to 0.

       Switch: -rows
       Name: rows
       Class: Rows
        Number of rows in the table.  Defaults to 10.

       Switch: -rowseparator
       Name: rowSeparator
       Class: Separator
        Specifies a separator character that will be interpreted as the row separator when
        cutting or pasting data in a table.  By default, rows are separated as tcl lists.

       Switch: -rowstretchmode
       Name: rowStretchMode
       Class: StretchMode
        Specifies the stretch modes for rows to fill extra allocated window space.  See
        -colstretchmode  for valid options.

       Switch: -rowtagcommand
       Name: rowTagCommand
       Class: TagCommand
        Provides the name of a procedure that can evaluated by the widget to determine the tag to
        be used for a given row.  The procedure must be defined by the user to accept a single
        argument (the row number), and return a tag name or null string.  This operates in a
        similar manner as -coltagcommand , except that it applies to row tags.

        The Current row number is passed as an argument to the row command.

       Switch: -selectioncommand or -selcmd
       Name: selectionCommand
       Class: SelectionCommand
        Specifies a command (callback) to evaluate when the selection is retrieved from a table
        via the selection mechanism (ie: evaluating "selection get "). The return value from this
        command will become the string passed on by the selection mechanism.  The following
        arguments are passed to this callback: The number of rows in the selection, number of
        columns in the selection, the selection string, the number of cell in the selection.

       Switch: -selectmode
       Name: selectMode
       Class: SelectMode
        Specifies one of several styles for manipulating the selection.  The value of the option
        may be arbitrary, but the default bindings expect it to be either single , browse ,
        multiple , or extended ; the default value is browse .  These styles are like those for
        the Tk listbox, except expanded for 2 dimensions.

       Switch: -selecttitle
       Name: selectTitles
       Class: SelectTitles
        Specifies whether title cells should be allowed in the selection. Defaults to 0
        (disallowed).

       Switch: -selecttype
       Name: selectType
       Class: SelectType
        Specifies one of several types of selection for the table.  The value of the option may
        be one of row , col , cell , or both  (meaning row && col ); the default value is cell .
        These types define whether an entire row/col is affected when a cell's selection is
        changed (set or clear).

       Switch: -sparsearray
       Name: sparseArray
       Class: SparseArray
        A boolean value that specifies whether an associated Tcl array should be kept as a sparse
        array (1, the default) or as a full array (0).  If true, then cell values that are empty
        will be deleted from the array (taking less memory).  If false, then all values in the
        array will be maintained.

       Switch: -state
       Name: state
       Class: State
        Specifies one of two states for the entry:  normal  or disabled.  If the table is
        disabled then the value may not be changed using widget commands and no insertion cursor
        will be displayed, even if the input focus is in the widget.  Also, all insert or delete
        methods will be ignored.  Defaults to normal .

       Switch: -titlecols
       Name: titleCols
       Class: TitleCols
        Number of columns to use as a title area.  Defaults to 0.

       Switch: -titlerows
       Name: titleRows
       Class: TitleRows
        Number of rows to use as a title area.  Defaults to 0.

       Switch: -usecommand
       Name: useCommand
       Class: UseCommand
        A boolean value which specifies whether to use the command  option. This value sets
        itself to zero if command  is used and returns an error. Defaults to 1 (will use command
        if specified).

       Switch: -validate
       Name: validate
       Class: Validate
        A boolean specifying whether validation should occur for the active buffer. Defaults to
        0.

       Switch: -validatecommand or -vcmd
       Name: validateCommand
       Class: ValidateCommand
        Specifies a command (callback) to execute when the active cell is edited.  This command
        is expected to return a 1 or 0.  If it returns 1, then it is assumed the new value is OK,
        otherwise the new value is rejected (the edition will not take place).  Errors in this
        command are handled in the background. The following arguments are supplied to the
        callback: row, col, oldContents of cell, potential new contents of cell, Current Index in
        the cell.

       Switch: -variable
       Name: variable
       Class: Variable
        Global Tcl array variable to attach to the table's C array.  It will be created if it
        doesn't already exist or is a simple variable.  Keys used by the table in the array are
        of the form row ,col  for cells and the special key active  which contains the value of
        the active cell buffer.  The Tcl array is managed as a sparse array (the table doesn't
        require all valid indices have values).  No stored value for an index is equivalent to
        the empty string, and clearing a cell will remove that index from the Tcl array, unless
        the -sparsearray  options is set to 0.

       Switch: -width
       Name: width
       Class: Width
        Specifies the desired width for the window, in columns. If zero or less, then the desired
        width for the window is made just large enough to hold all the columns in the table.  The
        width can be further limited by -maxwidth .

       Switch: -wrap
       Name: wrap
       Class: Wrap
        Specifies the default wrap value for tags.  Defaults to 0.

DESCRIPTION

       The TableMatrix  command creates a 2-dimensional grid of cells.  The table can use a Tcl
       array variable or Tcl command for data storage and retrieval.  The widget has an active
       cell, the contents of which can be edited (when the state is normal).  The widget supports
       a default style for the cells and also multiple tags , which can be used to change the
       style of a row, column or cell (see TAGS for details).  A cell flash  can be set up so
       that changed cells will change color for a specified amount of time ("blink").
        Cells can have embedded images or windows, as described in Tags and "Embedded Windows"
       respectively.

       One or more cells may be selected as described below.
        If a table is exporting its selection (see -exportselection  option), then it will
       observe the standard X11 protocols for handling the selection.
        See "the Selection" for details. It is not necessary for all the cells to be displayed in
       the table window at once; commands described below may be used to change the view in the
       window. Tables allow scrolling in both directions using the standard -xscrollcommand  and
       -yscrollcommand  options.
        They also support scanning, as described below.

       In order to obtain good performance, the table widget supports multiple drawing modes, two
       of which are fully Tk compatible.

Indices

       Many of the widget commands for tables take one or more indices as arguments. An index
       specifies a particular cell of the table, in any of the following ways:

       number,number
        Specifies the cell as a numerical index of row,col which corresponds to the index of the
        associated Perl Hash, where -roworigin,-colorigin  corresponds to the first cell in the
        table (0,0 by default). The values for row and column will be constrained to actual
        values in the table, which means a valid cell is always found.

       active
        Indicates the cell that has the location cursor. It is specified with the activate
        widget command.

       anchor
        Indicates the anchor point for the selection, which is set with the selection anchor
        widget command.

       bottomright
        Indicates the bottom-rightmost cell visible in the table.

       end
        Indicates the bottom right cell of the table.

       origin
        Indicates the top-leftmost editable cell of the table, not necessarily in the display.
        This takes into account the user specified origin and title area.

       topleft
        Indicates the top-leftmost editable cell visible in the table (this excludes title
        cells).

       @x,y
        Indicates the cell that covers the point in the table window specified by x  and y (in
        pixel coordinates).  If no cell covers that point, then the closest cell to that point is
        used. In the widget command descriptions below, arguments named index , first , and last
        always contain text indices in one of the above forms.

Tags

       A tag is a textual string that is associated with zero or more rows, columns or cells in a
       table.  Tags may contain arbitrary characters, but it is probably best to avoid using
       names which look like indices to reduce coding confusion.  There may be any number of tags
       in a table, but each row, column or cell can only have one tag associated with it at a
       time.  There are several permanent tags in each table that can be configured by the user
       and will determine the attributes for special cells:

       active
        This tag is given to the active  cell

       flash
        If flash mode is on, this tag is given to any recently edited cells.

       sel
        This tag is given to any selected cells.

       title
        This tag is given to any cells in the title rows and columns.  This tag has -state
        disabled  by default.

       Tags control the way cells are displayed on the screen.  Where appropriate, the default
       for displaying cells is determined by the options for the table widget.  However, display
       options may be associated with individual tags using the tagConfigure method.  If a cell,
       row or column has been tagged, then the display options associated with the tag override
       the default display style.  The following options are currently supported for tags:

       -anchor anchor
        Anchor for item in the cell space.

       -background  or -bg  color
        Background color of the cell.

       -borderwidth  or -bd  pixel
        Borderwidth of the cell, of the same format for the table, but may also be empty to
        inherit the default table borderwidth value (the default).

       -font fontName
        Font for text in the cell.

       -foreground or -fg  color
        Foreground color of the cell.

       -justify justify
        How to justify multi-line text in a cell. It must be one of left , right , or center.

       -image imageName
        An image to display in the cell instead of text.

       -multiline boolean
        Whether to display text with newlines on multiple lines.

       -relief
        The relief for the cell. May be the empty string to cause this tag to not disturb the
        value.

       -showtext boolean
        Whether to show the text over an image.

       -state state
        The state of the cell, to allow for certain cells to be disabled. This prevents the cell
        from being edited by the insert  or delete  methods, but a direct set  will not be
        prevented.

       -wrap boolean
        Whether characters should wrap in a cell that is not wide enough.

       A priority order is defined among tags based on creation order (first created tag has
       highest default priority), and this order is used in implementing some of the tag-related
       functions described below.  When a cell is displayed, its properties are determined by the
       tags which are assigned to it.  The priority of a tag can be modified by the tagLower and
       the tagRaise methods.

       If a cell has several tags associated with it that define the same display options (eg - a
       title cell with specific row and cell tags), then the options of the highest priority tag
       are used.  If a particular display option hasn't been specified for a particular tag, or
       if it is specified as an empty string, then that option will not be used; the next-
       highest-priority tag's option will be used instead.  If no tag specifies a particular
       display option, then the default style for the widget will be used.

       Images are used for display purposes only.  Editing in that cell will still be enabled and
       any querying of the cell will show the text value of the cell, regardless of the value of
       -showtext .

       Note: There can be only one tag for a given tag type. ( Tag types = flash , active , sel ,
       title , celltag rowtag , coltag .) For example, you can't apply two cell tags to a single
       cell (or two row tags to a single row, etc) and expect the tag's properties to be merged.
       The last tag-type applied will be the one that is used.

Embedded Windows

       There may be any number of embedded windows in a table widget (one per cell), and any
       widget may be used as an embedded window (subject to the usual rules for geometry
       management, which require the table window to be the parent of the embedded window or a
       descendant of its parent).  The embedded window's position on the screen will be updated
       as the table is modified or scrolled, and it will be mapped and unmapped as it moves into
       and out of the visible area of the table widget.  Each embedded window occupies one cell's
       worth of space in the table widget, and it is referred to by the index of the cell in the
       table.  Windows associated with the table widget are destroyed when the table widget is
       destroyed.

       Windows are used for display purposes only.  A value still exists for that cell, but will
       not be shown unless the window is deleted in some way.  If the window is destroyed or lost
       by the table widget to another geometry manager, then any data associated with it is lost
       (the cell it occupied will no longer appear in window names ).

       When an embedded window is added to a table widget with the window configure widget
       command, several configuration options may be associated with it.  These options may be
       modified with later calls to the window configure widget command.  The following options
       are currently supported:

       -create callback
        NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED.  Specifies a Tcl script that may be evaluated to create the
        window for the annotation.
         If no -window option has been specified for this cell then this script will be evaluated
        when the cell is about to be displayed on the screen.
         Script must create a window for the cell and return the name of that window as its
        result. If the cell's window should ever be deleted, the script will be evaluated again
        the next time the cell is displayed.

       -background or -bg color
        Background color of the cell.  If not specified, it uses the table's default background.

       -borderwidth or -bd pixelList
        Borderwidth of the cell, of the same format for the table, but may also be empty to
        inherit the default table borderwidth value (the default).

       -padx pixels
        As defined in the Tk options man page.

       -pady pixels
        As defined in the Tk options man page.

       -relief relief
        The relief to use for the cell in which the window lies.  If not specified, it uses the
        table's default relief.

       -sticky sticky
        Stickiness of the window inside the cell, as defined by the grid  command.

       -window $widget
        Specifies the a window to display in the  annotation.  It must exist before being
        specified here.

the Selection

       Table selections are available as type STRING.  By default, the value of the selection
       will be the values of the selected cells in nested Tcl list form where each row is a list
       and each column is an element of a row list. You can change the way this value is
       interpreted by setting the -rowseparator  and -colseparator  options.
        For example, default Excel format would be to set -rowseparator  to "\n" and
       -colseparator  to "\t".  Changing these values affects both how the table sends out the
       selection and reads in pasted data, ensuring that the table should always be able to cut
       and paste to itself.  It is possible to change how pastes are handled by editing the table
       library procedure tk_tablePasteHandler .  This might be necessary if -selectioncommand  is
       set.

Row/Col Spanning

       Individual cells can span multiple rows and/or columns.  This is done via the spans
       command (see below for exact arguments).  Cells in the title area that span are not
       permitted to span beyond the title area, and will be constrained accordingly.  If the
       title area shrinks during a configure, sanity checking will occur to ensure the above.
       You may set spans on regular cells that extend beyond the defined row/col area.  These
       spans will not be constrained, so that when the defined row/col area expands, the span
       will expand with it.

       When setting a span, checks are made as to whether the span would overlap an already
       spanning or hidden cell.  This is an error and it not allowed. Spans can affect the
       overall speed of table drawing, although not significantly.  If spans are not used, then
       there is no performance loss.

       Cells hidden  by spanning cells still have valid data.  This will be seen during cut and
       paste operations that involve hidden cells, or through direct access by a command like get
       or set .

       The drawing properties of spanning cells apply to only the visual area of the cell.  For
       example, if a cell is center justified over 5 columns, then when viewing any portion of
       those columns, it will appear centered in the visible area. The non-visible column area
       will not be considered in the centering calculations.

Command Substitution

       The various option based commands that the table supports all support the familiar Tk
       %-substitution model (see "Tk::bind " for more details).
        The following %-sequences are recognized and substituted by the table widget:

       %c
        For SelectionCommand , it is the maximum number of columns in any row in the selection.
        Otherwise it is the column of the triggered cell.

       %C
        A convenience substitution for %r ,%c .

       %i
        For SelectionCommand, it is the total number of cells in the selection. For Command , it
        is 0 for a read (get) and 1 for a write (set). Otherwise it is the current cursor
        position in the cell.

       %r
        For SelectionCommand , it is the number of rows in the selection. Otherwise it is the row
        of the triggered cell.

       %s
        For ValidateCommand , it is the current value of the cell being validated.  For
        SelectionCommand , it is the default value of the selection. For BrowseCommand , it is
        the index of the last active cell. For Command , it is empty for reads (get) and the
        current value of the cell for writes (set).

       %S
        For ValidateCommand , it is the potential new value of the cell being validated.  For
        BrowseCommand , it is the index of the new active cell.

       %W
        The pathname to the window for which the command was generated.

Widget Methods

       The $window->TableMatrix  method creates a widget object. This object supports the
       configure and cget methods described in Tk::options which can be used to enquire and
       modify the options described above.  The widget also inherits all the methods provided by
       the generic Tk::Widget class.

       The following additional methods are available for scale widgets:

       $table->activate(index)
        Sets the active cell to the one indicated by index.

       $table->bbox(first, ?last?)
        It returns the bounding box for the specified cell (range) as a 4-tuple of x, y, width
        and height in pixels.  It clips the box to the visible portion, if any, otherwise an
        empty string is returned.

       $table->border(option, args)
        This command is a voodoo hack to implement border sizing for tables.  This is normally
        called through bindings, with the following as valid options:

       $table->borderMark(x, y, ?row|col?)
         Records x  and y  and the row and/or column border under that point in the table window,
         if any; used in conjunction with later border dragto  commands.  Typically this command
         is associated with a mouse button press in the widget.  If row  or col  is not
         specified, it returns a tuple of both border indices (an empty item means no border).
         Otherwise, just the specified item is returned.

       $table->borderDragto(x, y)
         This command computes the difference between its x  and y  arguments and the x  and y
         arguments to the last border mark  command for the widget.  It then adjusts the
         previously marked border by the difference.  This command is typically associated with
         mouse motion events in the widget, to produce the effect of interactive border resizing.

       $table->cget(option)
        Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option .  Option  may have
        any of the values accepted by the table  command.

       $table->clear(option, ?first?, ?last?)
        This command is a convenience routine to clear certain state information managed by the
        table.  first  and last  represent valid table indices.  If neither are specified, then
        the command operates on the whole table.  The following options are recognized:

       $table->clearCache(?first?, ?last?)
         Clears the specified section of the cache, if the table has been keeping one.

       $table->clearSizes(?first?, ?last?)
         Clears the specified row and column areas of specific height/width dimensions.  When
         just one index is specified, for example 2,0 , that is interpreted as row 2 and  column
         0.

       $table->clearTags(?first?, ?last?)
         Clears the specified area of tags (all row, column and cell tags).

       $table->clearAll(?first?, ?last?)
         Performs all of the above clear functions on the specified area.

       $table->colWidth(?col?, ?value, col, value, ...?)
        If no col  is specified, returns a list describing all cols for which a width has been
        set.  If col  is specified with no value, it prints out the width of that col in
        characters (positive number) or pixels (negative number).  If one or more col-value
        pairs are specified, then it sets each col to be that width in characters (positive
        number) or pixels (negative number).  If value  is default , then the col uses the
        default width, specified by -colwidth .

        $table->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
         table  command.

        $table->curselection(?value?)
         With no arguments, it returns the sorted indices of the currently selected cells.
         Otherwise it sets all the selected cells to the given value.  The set has no effect if
         there is no associated Tcl array or the state is disabled.

        $table->curvalue(?value?)
         If no value is given, the value of the cell being edited (indexed by active ) is
         returned, else it is set to the given value.

        $table->delete(option, arg, ?arg?)
         This command is used to delete various things in a table.  It has several forms,
         depending on the option :

        $table->deleteActive(index, ?index?)
          Deletes text from the active cell.  If only one index is given, it deletes the
          character after that index, otherwise it deletes from the first index to the second.
          index  can be a number, insert  or end .

        $table->deleteCols(?switches?, index, ?count?)
          Deletes count  cols starting at (and including) col index .  The index  will be
          constrained to the limits of the tables.  If count  is negative, it deletes cols to the
          left.  Otherwise it deletes cols to the right.  count  defaults to 1 (meaning just the
          column specified).  The selection will be cleared.  At the moment, spans are not
          adjusted with this action.  Optional switches are:

        -holddimensions
           Causes the table cols to be unaffected by the deletion (empty cols may appear).
            By default the dimensions are adjusted by count .

        -holdtags
           Causes the tags specified by the tag  method to not move along with the data.  Also
           prevents specific widths set by the width  method from being adjusted.
            By default, these tags are properly adjusted.

        -holdwindows
           Causes the embedded windows created with the window  method to not move along with the
           data.  By default, these windows are properly adjusted.

        -keeptitles
           Prevents title area cells from being changed.  Otherwise they are treated just like
           regular cells and will move as specified.

        $table->deleteRows(?switches?, index, ?count?)
          Deletes count  rows starting at (and including) row index .  If count  is negative, it
          deletes rows going up.  Otherwise it deletes rows going down.  The selection will be
          cleared.  The switches are the same as those for column deletion.

        $table->get(first, ?last?)
         Returns the value of the cells specified by the table indices first  and (optionally)
         last  in a list.

        $table->hidden(?index?, ?index, ...?)
         When called without args, it returns all the hidden  cells (those cells covered by a
         spanning cell).  If one index is specified, it returns the spanning cell covering that
         index, if any.  If multiple indices are specified, it returns 1 if all indices are
         hidden cells, 0 otherwise.

        $table->icursor(?arg?)
         With no arguments, prints out the location of the insertion cursor in the active cell.
         With one argument, sets the cursor to that point in the string.  0 is before the first
         character, you can also use insert  or end  for the current insertion point or the end
         of the text.  If there is no active cell, or the cell or table is disabled, this will
         return -1.

        $table->index(index, ?row|col?)
         Returns the integer cell coordinate that corresponds to index  in the form row,col.  If
         row  or col  is specified, then only the row or column index is returned.

        $table->insert(option, arg, arg)
         This command is used to into various things into a table.  It has several forms,
         depending on the option :

        $table->insertActive(index, value)
          The value  is a text string which is inserted at the index  postion of the active cell.
          The cursor is then positioned after the new text. index  can be a number, insert  or
          end .

        $table->insertCols(?switches?, index, ?count?)
          Inserts count  cols starting at col index .  If count  is negative, it inserts before
          the specified col.  Otherwise it inserts after the specified col.  The selection will
          be cleared.  The switches are the same as those for column deletion.

        $table->insertRows(?switches?, index, ?count?)
          Inserts count  rows starting at row index .  If count  is negative, it inserts before
          the specified row.  Otherwise it inserts after the specified row.  The selection will
          be cleared.  The switches are the same as those for column deletion.

        $table->reread()
         Rereads the old contents of the cell back into the editing buffer.  Useful for a key
         binding when <Escape> is pressed to abort the edit (a default binding).

        $table->rowHeight(?row?, ?value, row, value, ...?)
         If no row  is specified, returns a list describing all rows for which a height has been
         set.  If row  is specified with no value, it prints out the height of that row in
         characters (positive number) or pixels (negative number).  If one or more row-value
         pairs are specified, then it sets each row to be that height in lines (positive number)
         or pixels (negative number).  If value  is default , then the row uses the default
         height, specified by -rowheight .

        $table->scan(option, args)
         This command is used to implement scanning on tables.  It has two forms, depending on
         option :

        $table->scanMark(x, y)
          Records x  and y  and the current view in the table window;
           used in conjunction with later scan dragto  commands. Typically this command is
          associated with a mouse button press in the widget.  It returns an empty string.

        $table->scanDragto(x, y.)
          This command computes the difference between its x  and y  arguments and the x  and y
          arguments to the last scan mark  command for the widget.  It then adjusts the view by 5
          times the difference in coordinates.  This command is typically associated with mouse
          motion events in the widget, to produce the effect of dragging the list at high speed
          through the window.  The return value is an empty string.

        $table->see(index)
         Adjust the view in the table so that the cell given by index  is positioned as the cell
         one off from top left (excluding title rows and columns) if the cell is not currently
         visible on the screen.  The actual cell may be different to keep the screen full.

        $table->selection(option, arg)
         This command is used to adjust the selection within a table.
          It has several forms, depending on option :

        $table->selectionAnchor(index)
          Sets the selection anchor to the cell given by index .  The selection anchor is the end
          of the selection that is fixed while dragging out a selection with the mouse.  The
          index anchor  may be used to refer to the anchor cell.

        $table->selectionClear(first?last?)
          If any of the cells between first  and last  (inclusive) are selected, they are
          deselected.
           The selection state is not changed for cells outside this range.  first  may be
          specified as all  to remove the selection from all cells.

        $table->selectionIncludes(index)
          Returns 1 if the cell indicated by index is currently selected, 0 if it isn't.

        $table->selectionSet(first, ?last?)
          Selects all of the cells in the range between first  and last , inclusive, without
          affecting the selection state of cells outside that range.

        perltk note this needs to be perlized

        $table->set(?row|col?, index, ?value?, ?index, value, ...?)
         Sets the specified index to the associated value.  Table validation will not be
         triggered via this method.  If row  or col  precedes the list of index/value pairs, then
         the value is assumed to be a Tcl list whose values will be split and set into the
         subsequent columns (if row  is specified) or rows (for col ).  For example,  set row 2,3
         {2,3 2,4 2,5}  will set 3 cells, from 2,3 to 2,5.  The setting of cells is silently
         bounded by the known table dimensions.

        $table->spans(?index?, ?rows,cols, index, rows,cols, ...?)
         This command is used to manipulate row/col spans.  When called with no arguments, all
         known spans are returned as a list of tuples of the form {index span}.  When called with
         only the index , the span for that index  only is returned, if any.  Otherwise an even
         number of index rows,cols  pairs are used to set spans.  A span starts at the index  and
         continues for the specified number of rows and cols. Negative spans are not supported.
         A span of 0,0 unsets any span on that cell.  See EXAMPLES for more info.

        $table->tag(option, ?arg, arg, ...?)
         This command is used to manipulate tags.  The exact behavior of the command depends on
         the option  argument that follows the tag  argument. cget , cell , and row|col  complain
         about unknown tag names.  The following forms of the command are currently supported:

        $table->tagCell(tagName, ?index, ...?)
          With no arguments, prints out the list of cells that use the tag.  Otherwise it sets
          the specified cells to use the named tag, replacing any tag that may have been set
          using this method before.  If tagName is '', the cells are reset to the default tag.
          Tags added during -*tagcommand evaluation do not register here.  If tagName does not
          exist, it will be created with the default options.

        $table->tagCget(tagName, option)
          This command returns the current value of the option named option  associated with the
          tag given by tagName .  Option  may have any of the values accepted by the tag
          configure  widget command.

        $table->tagCol(tagName, ?col, ...?)
          With no arguments, prints out the list of cols that use the tag.  Otherwise it sets the
          specified columns to use the named tag, replacing any tag that may have been set using
          this method before.  If <tagName> is '', the cols are reset to the default tag.  Tags
          added during -coltagcommand evaluation do not register here.  If tagName does not
          exist, it will be created with the default options.

        $table->tagConfigure(tagName, ?option?, ?value?, ?option, value, ...?)
          This command is similar to the configure  widget command except that it modifies
          options associated with the tag given by tagName  instead of modifying options for the
          overall table widget.  If no option  is specified, the command returns a list
          describing all of the available options for tagName  (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
          option(s) to have the given value(s) in tagName ; in this case the command returns an
          empty string. See TAGS above for details on the options available for tags.

        $table->tagDelete(tagName)
          Deletes a tag.  No error if the tag does not exist.

        $table->tagExists(tagName)
          Returns 1 if the named tag exists, 0 otherwise.

        $table->tagIncludes(tagName, index)
          Returns 1 if the specified index has the named tag, 0 otherwise.

        $table->tagLower(tagName, ?belowThis?)
          Lower the priority of the named tag.  If belowThis is not specified, then the tag's
          priority is lowered to the bottom, otherwise it is lowered to one below belowThis.

        $table->tagNames(?pattern?)
          If no pattern is specified, shows the names of all defined tags. Otherwise the pattern
          is used as a glob pattern to show only tags matching that pattern.  Tag names are
          returned in priority order (highest priority tag first).

        $table->tagRaise(tagName, ?aboveThis?)
          Raise the priority of the named tag.  If aboveThis is not specified, then the tag's
          priority is raised to the top, otherwise it is raised to one above aboveThis.

        $table->tagRow(tagName, ?row, ...?)
          With no arguments, prints out the list of rows that use the tag.  Otherwise it sets the
          specified columns to use the named tag, replacing any tag that may have been set using
          this method before.  If tagName is '', the rows are reset to use the default tag.  Tags
          added during -rowtagcommand evaluation do not register here.  If tagName does not
          exist, it will be created with the default options.

        $table->validate(index)
         Explicitly validates the specified index based on the current -validatecommand  and
         returns 0 or 1 based on whether the cell was validated.

        $table->window(option, ?arg, arg, ...?)
         This command is used to manipulate embedded windows.  The exact behavior of the command
         depends on the option  argument that follows the window  argument.  The following forms
         of the command are currently supported:

        $table->windowCget(index, option)
          This command returns the current value of the option named option  associated with the
          window given by index .  Option  may have any of the values accepted by the window
          configure  widget command.

        $table->windowConfigure(index, ?option?, ?value?, ?option, value, ...?)
          This command is similar to the configure  widget command except that it modifies
          options associated with the embedded window given by index  instead of modifying
          options for the overall table widget.  If no option  is specified, the command returns
          a list describing all of the available options for index  (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
          option(s) to have the given value(s) in index ; in this case the command returns an
          empty string. See EMBEDDED WINDOWS above for details on the options available for
          windows.

        $table->windowDelete(index, ?index, ...?)
          Deletes an embedded window from the table.  The associated window will also be deleted.

        $table->windowMove(indexFrom, indexTo)
          Moves an embedded window from one cell to another.  If a window already exists in the
          target cell, it will be deleted.

        $table->windowNames(?pattern?)
          If no pattern is specified, shows the cells of all embedded windows. Otherwise the
          pattern is used as a glob pattern to show only cells matching that pattern.

        $table->xview(args)
         This command is used to query and change the horizontal position of the information in
         the widget's window.  It can take any of the following forms:

        $table->xview()
         Returns a list containing two elements. Each element is a real fraction between 0 and 1;
         together they describe the horizontal span that is visible in the window. For example,
         if the first element is .2 and the second element is .6, 20% of the table's text is off-
         screen to the left, the middle 40% is visible in the window, and 40% of the text is off-
         screen to the right. These are the same values passed to scrollbars via the
         -xscrollcommand  option.

        $table->xview(index)
         Adjusts the view in the window so that the column given by index  is displayed at the
         left edge of the window.

        $table->xviewMoveto(fraction)
         Adjusts the view in the window so that fraction  of the total width of the table text is
         off-screen to the left. fraction  must be a fraction between 0 and 1.

        $table->xviewScroll(number, what)
         This command shifts the view in the window left or right according to number  and what .
         Number  must be an integer. What must be either units  or pages  or an abbreviation of
         one of these. If what  is units , the view adjusts left or right by number  cells on the
         display;  if it is pages  then the view adjusts by number  screenfuls. If number  is
         negative then cells farther to the left become visible;  if it is positive then cells
         farther to the right become visible.

        $table->yview(?args?)
         This command is used to query and change the vertical position of the text in the
         widget's window.  It can take any of the following forms:

        $table->yview()
          Returns a list containing two elements, both of which are real fractions between 0 and
          1.  The first element gives the position of the table element at the top of the window,
          relative to the table as a whole (0.5 means it is halfway through the table, for
          example).  The second element gives the position of the table element just after the
          last one in the window, relative to the table as a whole.  These are the same values
          passed to scrollbars via the -yscrollcommand  option.

        $table->yview(index)
          Adjusts the view in the window so that the row given by index  is displayed at the top
          of the window.

        $table->yviewMoveto(fraction)
          Adjusts the view in the window so that the element given by fraction  appears at the
          top of the window. Fraction  is a fraction between 0 and 1;  0 indicates the first
          element in the table, 0.33 indicates the element one-third the way through the table,
          and so on.

        $table->yviewscroll(number, what)
          This command adjusts the view in the window up or down according to number  and what .
          Number  must be an integer.  What  must be either units  or pages .  If what  is units
          , the view adjusts up or down by number  cells; if it is pages  then the view adjusts
          by number  screenfuls.  If number  is negative then earlier elements become visible; if
          it is positive then later elements become visible.

Default Bindings

       The initialization creates class bindings that give the following default behaviour:

       [1]
        Clicking Button-1 in a cell activates that cell.  Clicking into an already active cell
        moves the insertion cursor to the character nearest the mouse.

       [2]
        Moving the mouse while Button-1 is pressed will stroke out a selection area. Exiting
        while Button-1 is pressed causing scanning to occur on the table along with selection.

       [3]
        Moving the mouse while Button-2 is pressed causes scanning to occur without any
        selection.

       [4]
        Home moves the table to have the origin in view.

       [5]
        End moves the table to have the end  cell in view.

       [6]
        Control-Home moves the table to the origin and activates that cell.

       [7]
        Control-End moves the table to the end and activates that cell.

       [8]
        Shift-Control-Home extends the selection to the origin.

       [9]
        Shift-Control-End extends the selection to the end.

       [10]
        The left, right, up and down arrows move the active cell.

       [11]
        Shift-<arrow> extends the selection in that direction.

       [12]
        Control-leftarrow and Control-rightarrow move the insertion cursor within the cell.

       [13]
        Control-slash selects all the cells.

       [14]
        Control-backslash clears selection from all the cells.

       [15]
        Backspace deletes the character before the insertion cursor in the active cell.

       [16]
        Delete deletes the character after the insertion cursor in the active cell.

       [17]
        Escape rereads the value of the active cell from the specified data source, discarding
        any edits that have may been performed on the cell.

       [18]
        Control-a moves the insertion cursor to the beginning of the active cell.

       [19]
        Control-e moves the insertion cursor to the end of the active cell.

       [20]
        Control-minus and Control-equals decrease and increase the width of the column with the
        active cell in it.

       [21]
        Moving the mouse while Button-3 (the right button on Windows) is pressed while you are
        over a border will cause interactive resizing of that row and/or column to occur, based
        on the value of -resizeborders . Some bindings may have slightly different behavior
        dependent on the -selectionmode  of the widget. If the widget is disabled using the
        -state  option, then its view can still be adjusted and cells can still be selected, but
        no insertion cursor will be displayed and no cell modifications will take place. The
        behavior of tables can be changed by defining new bindings for individual widgets or by
        redefining the class bindings.  The default bindings are either compiled in the
        TableMatrix.pm file

Performance Issues

       The number of rows and columns or a table widget should not significantly affect the speed
       of redraw.  Recalculation and redraw of table parameters and cells is restricted as much
       as possible. The display cell with the insert cursor is redrawn each time the cursor
       blinks, which causes a steady stream of graphics traffic.  Set the -insertofftime  option
       to 0 avoid this.  The use of a -command with the table without a cache can cause
       significant slow-down, as the command is called once for each request of a cell value.

Examples

       Set the topleft title area to be one spanning cell.  This overestimates both row and
       column span by one, but the command does all the constraining for us.  $table span [$table
       cget -roworigin],[$table cget -colorigin] [$table cget -titlerows],[$table cget
       -titlecols]  Force a table window refresh (useful for the slight chance that a bug in the
       table is not causing proper refresh):  $table configure -padx [$table cget -padx]

Keywords

       table, widget, extension