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From: Adrian Davis <>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: ANNOUNCE: GRIDPLUS 2.9 - A Grid Based Screen Building Tool For Tcl/Tk
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:40:10 -0700 (PDT)
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GRIDPLUS 2.9 has been released and is available from:

Bug Fixes

*) Fix problem with value of "tree" node containing spaces.
*) Fix problem with "container" frame sizing.
*) Fix problem with some validations in "contained" toplevels.
*) Fix problem with "clear" to ensure validation pop-up messages
   are withdrawn.


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. An element or cell can also contain another grid.
GRIDPLUS grids can  also be stretched to neatly fill the cells in
which they are positioned.

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.
*) Calendar style date display/selector.
*) Notebook widget.
*) 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,