|Title:||Add -compound Option to Menu Entries|
|Version:||$Revision: 1.5 $|
|Author:||Vince Darley <vincentdarley at users dot sourceforge dot net>|
|Created:||Thursday, 27 September 2001|
This TIP adds to menu entries the ability to display both textual labels and images (or bitmaps) in exactly the same way as buttons and menubuttons currently can, by adding a -compound option.
Menu entries are very similar to labels in most respects, but they currently lack the ability to show an image and a piece of text at the same time. It is a useful piece of functionality currently missing from Tk (certainly many standard applications make use of such menu entries, e.g. Internet Explorer). The changes involved are relatively small.
A very similar TIP TIP #11 was accepted without much argument.
This TIP implements the change by adding an additional option -compound to menu entries which behaves identically to Tk's existing -compound option: it accepts the values none, center, left, right, top, and bottom, and controls the relative placement of an image to the text label in the entry.
A reference implementation exists, and is available from: ftp://ftp.ucsd.edu/pub/alpha/tcl/compoundmenu.diff (note this diff has Windows-style line endings). This implementation is known to work on Windows and Unix, and since the changes are very, very similar on MacOS I expect it to work there (except perhaps for simple editing mistakes).
This document has been placed in the public domain.
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