- Message dialog box
- MessageDlg pathName ?option value...?
- STANDARD OPTIONS
- OPTIONS from Dialog
| -background or -bg
- WIDGET-SPECIFIC OPTIONS
MessageDlg provides a simple way to display a message dialog.
MessageDlg::create creates the message dialog, displays
it and return the index of the pressed button, or -1 if it is destroyed.
When returning, the dialog no longer exists.
Specifies a non-negative integer value indicating desired
aspect ratio for the text. The aspect ratio is specified as
100*width/height. 100 means the text should
be as wide as it is tall, 200 means the text should
be twice as wide as it is tall, 50 means the text should
be twice as tall as it is wide, and so on.
Used to choose line length for text if width option
Defaults to 150.
The options -width and -aspect are directly heritated from the Tk message widget.
Specifies a list of buttons to display when type option is user.
If a button has a symbolic name, its associated text will be displayed.
Specifies the standard width of the buttons in the dialog.
Specifies an icon to display. Must be one of the following: error, info,
question or warning.
Specifies how to justify lines of text.
Must be one of left, center, or right. Defaults
This option works together with the anchor, aspect,
padx, pady, and width options to provide a variety
of arrangements of the text within the window.
The aspect and width options determine the amount of
screen space needed to display the text.
The anchor, padx, and pady options determine where this
rectangular area is displayed within the widget's window, and the
justify option determines how each line is displayed within that
For example, suppose anchor is e and justify is
left, and that the message window is much larger than needed
for the text.
The the text will displayed so that the left edges of all the lines
line up and the right edge of the longest line is padx from
the right side of the window; the entire text block will be centered
in the vertical span of the window.
Specifies the message to display in this message box.
Specifies a string to display as the title of the message box.
If the value is empty (the default), a default title will be set corresponding
to the icon option.
The default associated title is in english, and can be modified to set it in
another language by specifying the resource:
or the equivalent tcl command:
option add *MessageDlg.nameTitle value
where name is the name of an icon as defined in the icon option.
For example, for french language, you can specify for a warning dialog:
option add *MessageDlg.warningTitle "Attention"
Specifies a set of buttons to be displayed. The following values are possible:
Displays three buttons whose symbolic names are abort,
retry and ignore.
Displays one button whose symbolic name is ok.
Displays two buttons whose symbolic names are ok and cancel.
Displays two buttons whose symbolic names are retry and cancel.
Displays two buttons whose symbolic names are yes and no.
Displays three buttons whose symbolic names are yes, no
Displays buttons of -buttons option.
For any -type but user, the native Tk widget tk_messageBox is used.
In this case, only the following options are considered: -default, -icon, -message, -title and -type.
Specifies the length of lines in the window.
If this option has a value greater than zero then the aspect
option is ignored and the width option determines the line
If this option has a value less than or equal to zero, then
the aspect option determines the line length.