SYNOPSISlabel pathName ?options?
-activebackground-disabledforeground-padx -activeforeground-font-pady -anchor -foreground-relief -background-highlightbackground-takefocus -bitmap -highlightcolor-text -borderwidth-highlightthickness-textvariable -compound -image-underline -cursor -justify-wraplength
See the options manual entry for details on the standard options.
Command-Line Name:-height Database Name:height Database Class:Height
- Specifies a desired height for the label. If an image or bitmap is being displayed in the label then the value is in screen units (i.e. any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels); for text it is in lines of text. If this option isn't specified, the label's desired height is computed from the size of the image or bitmap or text being displayed in it.
Command-Line Name:-state Database Name:state Database Class:State
- Specifies one of three states for the label: normal, active, or disabled. In normal state the button is displayed using the foreground and background options. In active state the label is displayed using the activeForeground and activeBackground options. In the disabled state the disabledForeground and background options determine how the button is displayed.
Command-Line Name:-width Database Name:width Database Class:Width
Specifies a desired width for the label.
If an image or bitmap is being displayed in the label then the value is in
screen units (i.e. any of the forms acceptable to Tk_GetPixels);
for text it is in characters.
If this option isn't specified, the label's desired width is computed
from the size of the image or bitmap or text being displayed in it.
The label command creates a new window (given by the pathName argument) and makes it into a label widget. Additional options, described above, may be specified on the command line or in the option database to configure aspects of the label such as its colors, font, text, and initial relief. The label command returns its pathName argument. At the time this command is invoked, there must not exist a window named pathName, but pathName's parent must exist.
A label is a widget that displays a textual string, bitmap or image. If text is displayed, it must all be in a single font, but it can occupy multiple lines on the screen (if it contains newlines or if wrapping occurs because of the wrapLength option) and one of the characters may optionally be underlined using the underline option. The label can be manipulated in a few simple ways, such as changing its relief or text, using the commands described below.
The label 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 ...?
- pathName cget option
- Returns the current value of the configuration option given by option. Option may have any of the values accepted by the label 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 label
When a new label is created, it has no default event bindings: labels are not intended to be interactive.