ABU 3-aug-2007 - Pod - A new kind of toplevel window.
ABU 9-jan-2008 - Pod 1.2 released - updated links
ABU 21-apr-2012 - Pod 1.3 released - updated links
ABU 10-mar-2017 - Updated download links
ABU 25-jan-2018 - Pod 1.4.1 released
Pod is a new kind of toplevel widget. The Pod command can create new windows or it can also transform existing toplevel-windows.
Here is a sample from a real application:
Another picture showing how to adapt an existing application : Kandinsky dance
Basically, in order to create a Pod-window you only need to add 2 lines:
package require Pod Pod .myPod
or, you can transform an existing toplevel in a Pod-window
Pod adapt .topWin
There are few other command you can use for customizing the Pod (read below).
# change the look .myPod configure -background blue # disable the interactive resizability .myPod configure -resizable false
For full details, read the "Pod Reference" [L7 ] within the doc directory.
WJP I just tried it on my Linux 2.6.3 system with Tcl/Tk 8.4.14 and it seems to work.
AMG: What are the speckles visible in the lower-right corner of the screenshots? Are they resizing grab handles?
ABU: Correct ! You can enable/disable these grab handles
$w configure -resizable false
Anyway, even if interactive-resizing is disabled, you can always resize the Pod by program:
wm geometry $w 250x200
MHo: On my WinXP, after minimizing and then maximizing again, the window is not in the foreground (Z-order changed). Trouble activating widgets are not uncommon on windows, I think - I always use focus -force. The Snit package is required.
LV Another use of the term pod comes from the perl community and stands for plain old doc, a simple code markup language designed to be used for embedding documentation within code. It is a bit more complex than this wiki's markup, but perhaps a bit simpler than doctools. The relevancy for this wiki is that I have seen, over the years, requests from developers for some kind of tcl documentation scheme that was as easy to use as pod.
And a derivation of the term pod is of course Apple's iPod. Some people may stop by this page looking for software that interacts with an iPod - this isn't that sort of software.
braindust - 2010-04-23 10:24:49
Thank You Aldo Buratti for the nice work! ver. 1.2 download link seems not to be available anymore :-( Has anybody a working link? Thanks!
AEC I just added a copy of pod to the half bakery. You may retrieve it from there.
ABU 21-apr 2012 - Link for Pod 1.2 restored
braindust Thank You! I really appreciate that.