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NAME
tk_chooseDirectory — pops up a dialog box for the user to select a directory.
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
-initialdir dirname
-mustexist boolean
-parent window
-title titleString
EXAMPLE
SEE ALSO
KEYWORDS

NAME

tk_chooseDirectory — pops up a dialog box for the user to select a directory.

SYNOPSIS

tk_chooseDirectory ?option value ...?

DESCRIPTION

The procedure tk_chooseDirectory pops up a dialog box for the user to select a directory. The following option-value pairs are possible as command line arguments:

-initialdir dirname
Specifies that the directories in directory should be displayed when the dialog pops up. If this parameter is not specified, the initial directory defaults to the current working directory on non-Windows systems and on Windows systems prior to Vista. On Vista and later systems, the initial directory defaults to the last user-selected directory for the application. If the parameter specifies a relative path, the return value will convert the relative path to an absolute path.

-mustexist boolean
Specifies whether the user may specify non-existent directories. If this parameter is true, then the user may only select directories that already exist. The default value is false.

-parent window
Makes window the logical parent of the dialog. The dialog is displayed on top of its parent window. On Mac OS X, this turns the file dialog into a sheet attached to the parent window.

-title titleString
Specifies a string to display as the title of the dialog box. If this option is not specified, then a default title will be displayed.

EXAMPLE

set dir [tk_chooseDirectory \
        -initialdir ~ -title "Choose a directory"]
if {$dir eq ""} {
   label .l -text "No directory selected"
} else {
   label .l -text "Selected $dir"
}

SEE ALSO

tk_getOpenFile, tk_getSaveFile

KEYWORDS

directory, selection, dialog, platform-specific
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