datefield(1)                    [incr Widgets]                    datefield(1)


       datefield - Create and manipulate a date field widget

       datefield pathName ?options?

       itk::Widget <- LabeledWidget <- datefield

       background      borderWidth    cursor          exportSelection
       foreground      highlightColor highlightThicknessinsertBackground
       justify         relief

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

       disabledForeground             labelBitmap     labelFontlabelImage
       labelMargin     labelPos       labelText       labelVariable

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

       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:           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  dis-
              abled.  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_Get-

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

       The 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 date-
              field 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 avail-
              able  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 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  for-

       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.

               proc returnCmd {} {
                 puts [.df get]

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

       Mark L. Ulferts

       datefield, widget

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