FRAME(9)                                                 FRAME(9)

     NAME
          frame - Create and manipulate frame widgets

     SYNOPSIS
          frame pathName ?options?

     STANDARD OPTIONS
          -borderwidth -relief

     WIDGET-SPECIFIC OPTIONS
          -background colour
               This option is the same as the standard background
               option except that its value may also be specified as
               an empty string.  In this case, the widget will display
               no background or border, and no colours will be con-
               sumed from its colourmap for its background and border.

          -height dist
               Specifies the desired height for the window.  If this
               option is less than or equal to zero then the window
               will not request any size at all.

          -width dist
               Specifies the desired width for the window.  If this
               option is less than or equal to zero then the window
               will not request any size at all.

     DESCRIPTION
          The frame command creates a new window (given by the path-
          Name argument) and makes it into a frame widget.  Additional
          options, described above, may be specified on the command
          line to configure aspects of the frame such as its back-
          ground colour and relief.  The frame command returns the
          path name of the new window.

          A frame is a simple widget.  Its primary purpose is to act
          as a spacer or container for complex window layouts.  The
          only features of a frame are its background colour and an
          optional 3-D border to make the frame appear raised or
          sunken.

     WIDGET COMMAND
          The frame command creates a new Tk command whose name is
          pathName.. This command may be used to invoke various opera-
          tions on the widget.  It has the following general form:
               pathName option ?arg arg ...?
          PathName is the name of the command, which is the same as
          the frame widget's path name.  Option and the args determine

     FRAME(9)                                                 FRAME(9)

          the exact behaviour of the command.  The following commands
          are possible for frame widgets:

          pathName cget option
               Returns the current value of the configuration option
               given by option.  Option may have any of the values
               accepted by the frame command.

          pathName configure ?option? ?value option value ...?
               Query or modify the configuration options of the wid-
               get.  If no option is specified, returns a list of all
               of the available options for pathName.  If one or more
               option-value pairs are specified, then the command mod-
               ifies 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 frame command.

     BINDINGS
          When a new frame is created, it has no default event bind-
          ings: frames are not intended to be interactive.

     SEE ALSO
          options(9), types(9)