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ttk::checkbutton - On/off widget


ttk::checkbutton pathName ?options?


A checkbutton widget is used to show or change a setting. It has two states, selected and deselected. The state of the checkbutton may be linked to a Tcl variable.

Standard Options

-compound -cursor-image
-style -takefocus-text
-underline -width

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


Command-Line Name:-command
Database Name: command
Database Class: Command

A Tcl script to execute whenever the widget is invoked.

Command-Line Name:-offvalue
Database Name: offValue
Database Class: OffValue

The value to store in the associated -variable when the widget is deselected. Defaults to 0.

Command-Line Name:-onvalue
Database Name: onValue
Database Class: OnValue

The value to store in the associated -variable when the widget is selected. Defaults to 1.

Command-Line Name:-variable
Database Name: variable
Database Class: Variable

The name of a global variable whose value is linked to the wid-get. Defaults to the widget pathname if not specified.

Widget Command

In addition to the standard cget, configure, instate, and state com-mands, checkbuttons support the following additional widget commands:

pathname invoke
Toggles between the selected and deselected states and evaluates the associated -command. If the widget is currently selected, sets the -variable to the -offvalue and deselects the widget; otherwise, sets the -variable to the -onvalue Returns the result of the -command.

Widget States

The widget does not respond to user input if the disabled state is set. The widget sets the selected state whenever the linked -variable is set to the widget’s -onvalue, and clears it otherwise. The widget sets the alternate state whenever the linked -variable is unset. (The alternate state may be used to indicate a ‘‘tri-state’’ or ‘‘indeterminate’’ selection.)

See Also

widget(n) , keynav(n) , radiobutton(n)


widget, button, toggle, check, option

tile 0.2 checkbutton(n)

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