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NAME

       canvas::sqmap - Canvas with map background based on square tiles

SYNOPSIS

       package require Tcl  8.4

       package require Tk  8.4

       package require canvas::sqmap  ?0.2?

       ::canvas::sqmap pathName ?options?

       canvasName image set cell image

       canvasName image unset cell

       canvasName flush

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DESCRIPTION

       This  package provides an extended canvas widget for the display of maps based on a set of
       square image tiles. The tiles are the background of the  canvas,  with  all  other  canvas
       items added always shown in front of them. The number of tiles shown, tile size, and where
       to get the images to show are all configurable.

API

       ::canvas::sqmap pathName ?options?
              Creates the canvas pathName and configures it. The new widget supports all  of  the
              options  and  methods  of  a regular canvas, plus the options and methods described
              below.

              The result of the command is pathName.

   OPTIONS
       -grid-cell-width
              The value for this option is a non-negative integer. It specifies the width of  the
              cells the background is made up of.

       -grid-cell-height
              The value for this option is a non-negative integer. It specifies the height of the
              cells the background is made up of.

       -grid-cell-command
              The value for this option is a command prefix. It is  nvoked  whenever  the  canvas
              needs  the  image  for  a  specific  cell  of  the  background, with two additional
              arguments, the id of the cell, and a command prefix to invoke  when  the  image  is
              ready, or known to not exist.

              The  id of the cell is a 2-element list containing the row and column number of the
              cell, in this order. The result command prefix  (named  "$result"  in  the  example
              below) has to be invoked with either two or three arguments, i.e.

                  $result set   $cellid $image ; # image is known and ready
                  $result unset $cellid        ; # image does not exist

              This  option may be left undefined, i.e. the canvas can operate without it. In that
              case the only images shown in grid cells are those explicitly set with  the  method
              image set, see the next section. All other grid cells will simply be empty.

       -viewport-command
              This option specifies a command prefix to invoke when the viewport of the canvas is
              changed, to allow users keep track of where in the  scroll-region  we  are  at  all
              times.  This can be used, for example, to drive derivate displays, or to keep items
              in view by moving them as the viewport moves.

   METHODS
       canvasName image set cell image
              Invoking this method places the image into the specified cell  of  the  background.
              The  cell  is  given  as a 2-element list containing row and column number, in this
              order.

              Note that an image is allowed to be associated with and displayed in multiple cells
              of the canvas.

       canvasName image unset cell
              Invoking  this  method  declares  the specified cell of the background as empty, an
              existing image shown by this cell will be  forgotten.   The  cell  is  given  as  a
              2-element list containing row and column number, in this order.

       canvasName flush
              Invoking  this  method  forces  the  canvas to completely reload the images for all
              cells. Do not use this method if the  canvas  is  operated  without  a  -grid-cell-
              command,  as  in  that  case the canvas will simply forget all images without being
              able to reload them.

IMAGE OWNERSHIP

       Note that the canvas does not take ownership of the images it shows in the background.  In
       other  words,  when  we  say  that  the  canvas  forgets an image this means only that the
       association between a grid cell and shown image is  broken.  The  image  is  not  deleted.
       Managing  the lifecycle of the images shown by the canvas is responsibility of the user of
       the canvas.

KEYWORDS

       canvas, cell, grid, image, map, square map, tile