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Basic Widgets

a balloon that pops up over a widget to provide help. The Balloon widget can be used to show popped-up messages that describe the functions of the widgets in an application. When the user moves the cursor inside a widget to which a Balloon widget has been bound, a small pop-up window with a descriptive message will be shown on the screen.

The ButtonBox widget creates a box of buttons, such as is commonly used for Ok Cancel.

The Tix ComboBox widget is similar to the combo box control in MS Windows. The user can select a choice by either typing in the entry subwdget or selecting from the listbox subwidget.

The Control widget is also known as the SpinBox widget. The user can adjust the value by pressing the two arrow buttons or by entering the value directly into the entry. The new value will be checked against the user-defined upper and lower limits.

The LabelEntry widget packages an entry widget and a label into one mega widget. It can be used be used to simplify the creation of ``entry-form" type of interface. In this kind of interface, one must create many entry widgets with label widgets next to them and describe the use of each of the entry widgets.

The LabelFrame widget packages a frame widget and a label into one mega widget. To create widgets inside a LabelFrame widget, one must create the new widgets relative to the frame subwidget and manage them inside the frame subwidget.

The Meter widget can be used to show the pregress of a background job which may take a long time to execute.
The OptionMenu creates a menu button of options.

The Tix PopupMenu widget can be used as a replacement of the tk_popup command.

The Select widget is a container of button subwidgets. It can be used to provide radio-box or check-box style of selection options for the user.

The StdButonBox widget is a group of standard buttons for Motif-like dialog boxes.