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NAME

       Tk_Name, Tk_PathName, Tk_NameToWindow - convert between names and window tokens

SYNOPSIS

       #include <tk.h>

       Tk_Uid
       Tk_Name(tkwin)

       char *
       Tk_PathName(tkwin)

       Tk_Window
       Tk_NameToWindow(interp, pathName, tkwin)

ARGUMENTS

       Tk_Window    tkwin       (in)      Token for window.

       Tcl_Interp   *interp     (out)     Interpreter to use for error reporting.

       CONST char   *pathName   (in)      Character string containing path name of window.
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DESCRIPTION

       Each  window  managed  by  Tk  has  two names, a short name that identifies a window among
       children of the same parent, and a path name that identifies the window uniquely among all
       the  windows  belonging  to  the same main window.  The path name is used more often in Tk
       than the short name;  many commands, like bind, expect path names as arguments.

       The Tk_Name macro returns a window's short name, which is the same as  the  name  argument
       passed to Tk_CreateWindow when the window was created.  The value is returned as a Tk_Uid,
       which may be used just like a string pointer but also  has  the  properties  of  a  unique
       identifier (see the manual entry for Tk_GetUid for details).

       The  Tk_PathName macro returns a hierarchical name for tkwin.  Path names have a structure
       similar to file names in Unix but with dots between elements instead of slashes:  the main
       window  for  an  application has the path name ``.'';  its children have names like ``.a''
       and ``.b''; their children have names like ``.a.aa'' and ``.b.bb''; and so on.   A  window
       is  considered to be be a child of another window for naming purposes if the second window
       was named as the first window's parent when the first window was  created.   This  is  not
       always the same as the X window hierarchy.  For example, a pop-up is created as a child of
       the root window, but its logical parent will usually be a window within the application.

       The procedure Tk_NameToWindow returns the token for a window  given  its  path  name  (the
       pathName  argument)  and  another  window  belonging  to the same main window (tkwin).  It
       normally  returns  a  token  for  the  named  window,  but  if  no  such   window   exists
       Tk_NameToWindow  leaves  an  error  message in interp->result and returns NULL.  The tkwin
       argument to Tk_NameToWindow is needed because path names are only unique within  a  single
       application  hierarchy.   If,  for  example, a single process has opened two main windows,
       each will have a separate naming hierarchy and the same path name might appear in each  of
       the  hierarchies.   Normally  tkwin  is the main window of the desired hierarchy, but this
       need not be the case:  any window in the desired hierarchy may be used.

KEYWORDS

       name, path name, token, window