Beginning TCL/TK Training

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Yes, this class can be tailored to meet your specific training needs.
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Yes, group discounts are provided.

Course Description

 
This three-day course provides the student with an introduction to creating Tcl and Tcl/TK scripts.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1190 (US)

Prerequisites

none.

Course Outline

 

Introduction to Tcl/TK
Install/Set-up Tcl/TK
History of Tcl
Advantages and Disadvantages of Tcl
Creating a Simple Tcl Program
Interactive tclsh shell

Tcl Basics
Math in Tcl
Data Types
Command Substitution
Grouping
Escaping Special Characters
Special String Characters
Commenting Your Script
Receiving Input in Tcl

Variables
Creating Variables
Referencing Variable?s Values
Unsetting Variables
Determining if a Variable Exists
Predefined Variables

Lists
What is a List?
Creating Lists
Returning Elements from Lists
Creating Lists form Strings
Creating Strings from Lists
Modifying Lists
Searching Lists
Sorting Lists
The concat Command
The arvg List

Arrays
What is an Array?
Creating Arrays
Returning Elements from an Array
Removing Data from an Array
The array Command
The env Array
The tcl_platform Array

Strings
String Manipulation
Finding the Length of a String
Comparing Two Strings
Matching a Pattern in a String
Other String Operations
Appending to a String

Regular Expressions
What are Regular Expressions?
The * and + Characters
The . Character
Character Sets
The Anchor Characters
The ? Character
Grouping Patterns
Alternation
The Backslash Character
The regexp Command
The regsub Command
Other Commands that Use Regular Expressions

 
Flow Control
Control Statements
The if Statement
The switch Statement
Using while Loops
Using foreach Loops
Using for Loops
Using break to Control Loops
Using continue to Control Loops
Catching Errors
Exiting and Error Messages

Procedures
Crating Procedures
Passing Parameters to Procedures
Variable Scope
The return Statement

File and Process Handling
Running UNIX or Linux Commands
Running Commands on PCs
Checking File Status
File Handles
Determining the Host Name

TK Basics
Working with Windows
Types of Widgets
Geometry Managers
The Big Picture

Widgets
Common Optinos
Frames & Pack
Toplevels
Labels
Buttons
Listboxes
Scrollbars
Scales
Entries
Messages

Menus
Creating Menus
Creating the Menu Options
Adding Check, Radio, and Separator Entries
Adding Command Entries
Adding Cascade Entries

Pack
Pack Options
Managing Widgets
Binding

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