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NAME

datefield - Tk datefield widget

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SYNOPSIS

package require Tk
package require datefield ?0.3?

::datefield::datefield widgetpath ?options?
-format

DESCRIPTION

The datefield package provides the datefield widget which is an enhanced text entry widget for the purpose of date entry. There are three valid formats for the dates which can be entered:

  1. English form MM/DD/YYYY using -format "%m/%d/%Y" (default)

  2. German form DD.MM.YYYY using -format "%d.%m.%Y"

  3. ISO form YYYY-MM-DD using -format "%Y-%m-%d"

The datefield widget is, in fact, just an entry widget with specialized bindings. This means all the command and options for an entry widget apply equally here.

COMMANDS

OPTIONS

See the entry manual entry for details on all remaining/available options.

EXAMPLE

package require datefield

wm title . "Datefield example"
proc DayOfWeek {args} {
    set now [clock scan $::myDate]
    set ::myDate2 [clock format $now -format %A]
}
trace variable myDate w DayOfWeek

::datefield::datefield .df -textvariable myDate -format "%m/%d/%Y"
label .l1 -text "Enter a date:"   -anchor e
label .l2 -text "That date is a:" -anchor e
label .l3 -textvariable myDate2 -relief sunken -width 12

grid .l1 .df -sticky ew
grid .l2 .l3 -sticky ew
focus .df

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category datefield of the Tklib Trackers. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

SEE ALSO

clock(n), entry(n)

KEYWORDS

clock, date, dateentry, entry, widget

CATEGORY

Widget

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © Keith Vetter
Copyright © Thomas Wunderlich