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From: Adrian Davis <>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: ANNOUNCE: GRIDPLUS 2.7 - A Grid Based Screen Building Tool For Tcl/Tk
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:26:57 -0800 (PST)
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GRIDPLUS 2.7 has been released and is available from:

New and Enhanced Features
*) New "-locale" option for set to explicitly set locale. This can be
used to ensure
   that correct locale specific month/day text is used for "calendar/
   when the month/day names returned by clock are not in accordance
with the
   default locale.
*) New "gpdefault" command.
*) New "gpdate" command.
*) New "=default" widget option to specify default "entry" and "date"
*) New integer/real sort options for "tablelist".
*) New option to set a fixed label width.
*) New "*Gridplus.optionDefaultStyle" option

Bug Fixes
*) Fix problem posting "dateselector" in a topmost window.
*) Fix problem clearing "radiobutton" group values


GRIDPLUS is a package intended to simplify GUI screen layout
development for Tcl/Tk programmers. It is a "Grid" based layout system
which builds on, simplifies and extends the existing grid manager.
GRIDPLUS layouts are defined as a hierarchy of grids. Each cell in a
grid consists of two elements. These will usually be a text label and
some other widget such as an entry. It is also allowed to have just
one element in a cell, or a cell which is empty. GRIDPLUS grids can
also be stretched to neatly fill the cells in which they are

While the GRIDPLUS grid can be used "native", GRIDPLUS commands/
options exist to create grids of Buttons, Checkbuttons, Date
selectors, Dropdowns (Comboboxes), Entries, Menubuttons, Links and
Radiobuttons. All places where text can be displayed make use of the
TCL message catalogue facility.

In effect GRIDPLUS is much more than an alternative to the grid
geometry manager, it provides most, if not all, of the facilities
required to build complete screens/windows. Although aimed at
producing data entry/update/display form screens for database
applications, it may be useful for other tasks.

GRIDPLUS also includes the following features:-

*) Scrollable text widget with support for tags.
*) Scrollable tablelist.
*) Scrollable tree (Tile).
*) Calendar style date display/selector.
*) Notebook widget (Tile).
*) Simple drop-down menus.
*) Simple method to specify widget traversal order when
   using the TAB key to navigate the screen.
*) A group facility to enable/disable groups of widgets
   and menu options.
*) Facility to include non-GRIDPLUS widgets in groups.
*) Simple pattern/procedure based entry validations.
*) Works with toplevel windows.
*) ...and much, much more!!

Best Regards,