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       iwidgets::datefield - Create and manipulate a date field widget


       iwidgets::datefield pathName ?options?


       itk::Widget <- iwidgets::LabeledWidget <- iwidgets::Datefield


       background  borderWidth     cursor              exportSelection
       foreground  highlightColor  highlightThickness  insertBackground
       justify     relief

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


       disabledForeground             labelBitmap     labelFontlabelImage
       labelMargin     labelPos       labelText       labelVariable
       state           sticky

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


       Name:           childSitePos
       Class:          Position
       Command-Line Switch:           -childsitepos

              Specifies  the  position  of  the child site in the date field: n, s, e, or w.  The
              default is e.

       Name:           command
       Class:          Command
       Command-Line Switch:           -command

              Specifies a Tcl command to be executed upon detection of a Return key press event.

       Name:           gmt
       Class:          GMT
       Command-Line Switch:           -gmt

              Determines whether the date is calculated relative to Greenwich Mean Time.  Accepts
              a boolean value. The default is no.

       Name:           int
       Class:          DateFormat
       Command-Line Switch:           -int

              Used  to  specify international date formats.  This option must be a boolean value.
              When set to true, the date is formatted as YYYY-MM-DD.  When set to  false,  it  is
              formatted  as  MM/DD/YYYY.   Note  that  this  format is driven by the 'clock scan'
              command and that YYYY-MM-DD is supported in Tk 8.4 or later.  The default is no.

       Name:           iq
       Class:          Iq
       Command-Line Switch:           -iq

              Specifies the level of intelligence to  be  shown  in  the  actions  taken  by  the
              datefield  during  the processing of keypress events.  Valid settings include high,
              average, and low.  With a high iq,the date prevents the  user  from  typing  in  an
              invalid  date.  For example, if the current date is 05/31/1997 and the user changes
              the month to 04, then the day will be instantly modified for them  to  be  30.   In
              addition,  leap  years are fully taken into account.  With average iq, the month is
              limited to the values of 01-12, but it is possible to type in an  invalid  day.   A
              setting  of  low  iq  instructs the widget to do no validity checking at all during
              date entry.  With both average and low iq levels, it is assumed that  the  validity
              will be determined at a later time using the date's isvalid command.

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

              Specifies  one  of  two  states  for  the  datefield:  normal  or disabled.  If the
              datefield is disabled then input is not accepted.  The default is normal.

       Name:           textBackground
       Class:          Background
       Command-Line Switch:           -textbackground

              Background color for inside textual portion of the entry field.  The value  may  be
              given in any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetColor.

       Name:           textFont
       Class:          Font
       Command-Line Switch:           -textfont

              Name  of  font  to use for display of text in datefield.  The value may be given in
              any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetFont.



       The iwidgets::datefield command creates an enhanced text entry widget for the  purpose  of
       date entry with various degrees of built-in intelligence.


       The  iwidgets::datefield  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 datefield widgets:


       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::datefield 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::datefield command.

       pathName get ?format?
              Returns  the  current  contents  of  the  datefield  in a format of string or as an
              integer clock value using the -string and -clicks format options respectively.  The
              default  is  by  string.   Reference  the  clock  command  for  more information on
              obtaining dates and their formats.

       pathName isvalid
              Returns a boolean indication of the validity of the currently displayed date value.
              For example, 03/03/1960 is valid whereas 02/29/1997 is invalid.

       pathName show date
              Changes the currently displayed date to be that of the date argument.  The date may
              be specified either as a string, an integer  clock  value  or  the  keyword  "now".
              Reference  the  clock  command  for  more  information on obtaining dates and their


       Name:           date
       Class:          Entry

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


        package require Iwidgets 4.0
        proc returnCmd {} {
          puts [.df get]

        iwidgets::datefield .df -command returnCmd
        pack .df -fill x -expand yes -padx 10 -pady 10


       Mark L. Ulferts


       datefield, widget