Tk::tixWm(3) Tix's addition to the standard TK wm command.





The wmCapture and the wmRelease methods change the toplevel attribute of Tk widgets.


Converts the toplevel window specified by $widget into a non-toplevel widget. Normally this command is called to convert a Toplevel widget into a Frame widget. The newly-converted frame widget is un-mapped from the screen. To make it appear inside its parent, you must call a geometry manager (e.g. grid or pack) explicitly.
Makes the non-toplevel window specified by $widget into a toplevel widget. Normally this command is called to convert a Frame widget into a Toplevel widget, but it can also be used on any non-toplevel widget (e.g, label). The newly-converted toplevel window is in a withdrawn state. To make it appear on the screen, you must call deiconify after calling wmRelease.

Any data associated with $widget via wm methods (icon, protocol, command etc.) are released, and must be re-established if window is later re-captured.


wmCapture does not exist in the Win32 window manager code.

How these methods interact with perl/Tk's class hierarchy is not yet clear. In particular a wmReleased window will not automatically ``inherit'' the Tk::Wm methods, however a wmCaptured window still will. (A released Label might make a good candidate for an Icon.)


Ioi Kim Lam - [email protected] wrote original Tix version. Updated for tk8.0, Win32 and perl by Nick Ing-Simmons.


window manager, wm, TIX