|Title:||Windows-style Open and Save file dialog on Unix|
|Submitter:||nobody||Created on:||2006-07-11 19:34:56|
|Subsystem:||37. [tk_get*File]||Assigned To:||dkf|
|Status:||Open||Last Modified:||2013-11-03 12:48:03|
Email:email@example.com An attachment with the necessary source files is attached. The tk_getOpenFile and tk_getSaveFile have been greatly improved to function much like a windows dialog taken from Windows 2000, when the default dialogs are overridden. This is most useful on Unix systems where the application is wanted to have a Windows-like appearance, but it will also function on Windows. I have not been able to test on Macintosh. This also affects tk_chooseDirectory when the default dialogs are overridden since it runs off of tkfbox.tcl. The dialogs will work without the BWidget package, but it will have more functionality and look more like a windows dialog if BWidgets are included. The only thing it really needs from BWidgets is the ComboBox widget. If this were included in regular Tk, then BWidgets would not be needed. It also uses the balloon messages of the "Button" widget from BWidgets. This new file dialog widget requires two of the new widgets included -- ResizeButs and tk_fileProperties. I added these lines to the file "tclIndex" to get it to find these commands: set auto_index(ResizeButs) [list source [file join $dir ResizeButs.tcl]] set auto_index(tk_fileProperties) [list source [file join $dir tkfprops.tcl]] The two tcl files that define these widgets are included (ResizeButs.tcl and tkfprops.tcl), along with documentation on each one. The file choosedir.tcl is also included. It is needed to work with the modified tkfbox.tcl. Added functionality of the file dialog: 1. Back directory button 2. Create directory button 3. Details button 4. Delete button 5. You can type the directory path at the top (requires BWidgets). Selecting "desktop" expands what's available on the desktop if used on Windows. Right mouse clicking on a file gives these options: 1. Cut 2. Copy 3. Delete 4. Rename 5. Properties (uses tk_fileProperties widget) Right mouse clicking in open white space gives these options: 1. View 1. List 2. Details 2. Arrange Icons 1. By Name 2. By Size 3. By Type 4. By Date 3. Refresh 4. Paste (ungreys if Cut or Copy were previously selected on files) 5. New Folder 6. Properties (uses tk_fileProperties widget) 6. Recent selected files can be shown by pressing the down arrow in the entry field of the selected file name (requires BWidgets). Recent file names are saved to a file named .tk_recent_selections in the users home directory. 7. Box selecting of files can be done with the "multiple 1" option. Left mouse click and hold and drag a box over files. 8. The busy was improved to actually block mouse clicks instead of just showing an hourglass widget. 9. Popup button descriptions. (requires BWidgets) 10. Icons shade as well as text when selected. Details view The Details button grids 4 columns (name, file type, size, and modified date). (uses ResizeButs widget) Moving the mouse over the border between two buttons of the top column headings and left mouse clicking while dragging will allow the user to change the size of the columns. Pressing one of the heading buttons changes the order of the data between increasing and decreasing and displays a triangle in the button to indicate the order. Additional Arguments to the tk_getOpenFile and tk_getSaveFile commands The dir_leaf arguments allow a folder to be selected as a file to select it as a project. Providing a -dir_leaf_check procedure defines the file dialog as a special type that only lists folders, but the folder that passes the - dir_leaf_check procedure can be selected as a file. 1. -dir_leaf_check -- This is the name of a procedure which checks if the directory qualifies as the kind that can be selected as a project file. It returns a non-zero number if it qualifies, otherwise it returns zero. The directory name to check will be appended as an argument to the procedure. 2. -dir_leaf_image -- an image to use for the folder types that will be treated as files. It should be an image created with "image create photo" 3. -dir_leaf_label -- text that appears at the left of the entry for the selected file when the dialog is defined as a project folder selection type (when the -dir_leaf_check procedure is defined).
dkf added on 2013-11-03 12:44:10:
Dropping priority. Needs:
dgp added on 2009-12-10 22:43:04:
dkf added on 2009-03-28 01:09:51:
I am studying this, and plan to incorporate features from it. But not "as is".
dkf added on 2009-03-26 15:59:59:
IP - Comment Removed: 126.96.36.199
hobbs added on 2007-11-03 00:52:49:
Logged In: YES user_id=72656 Originator: NO dkf - you want to reconcile some of these additions with your other recent dialog updates? 8.5 is a good time to update dialogs.
nobody added on 2006-07-12 02:34:57:
File Added - 184580: NewTkfbox.zip