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A Scrollbar Widget's Arguments

The scrollbar 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 ...?

Option and the args determine the exact behavior of the command. The following commands are possible for scrollbar widgets:

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 scrollbar command.
pathName :get
Returns a Tcl list containing four decimal values, which are the current totalUnits, widnowUnits, firstUnit, and lastUnit values for the scrollbar. These are the values from the most recent set widget command on the scrollbar.
pathName :set totalUnits windowUnits firstUnit lastUnit
This command is invoked to give the scrollbar information about the widget associated with the scrollbar. TotalUnits is an integer value giving the total size of the object being displayed in the associated widget. The meaning of one unit depends on the associated widget; for example, in a text editor widget units might correspond to lines of text. WindowUnits indicates the total number of units that can fit in the associated window at one time. FirstUnit and lastUnit give the indices of the first and last units currently visible in the associated window (zero corresponds to the first unit of the object). This command should be invoked by the associated widget whenever its object or window changes size and whenever it changes the view in its window.


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