Pmw.scrolledText and the <Key> event

Bernard Yue bernie at 3captus.com
Thu Jan 24 03:45:07 CET 2002


Hi Bob,

All Pmw widgets contains a butch of Tkinter widgets.  In your case,
you should trap the eventloop of Pmw.scrolledText._textbox.  You
cannot intercept the <Key> event from Pmw.scrolledText's eventloop
because the parent widget of Pmw.scrolledText._textbox choose
not be pass the event upward, or it was translated to another
message.

Although it works, but it might not be a good idea to intercept the Pmw
interior widget this way.  IMHO, if possible, you should stick with the
Tkinter widgets, and only use Pmw widgets when there is no Tkinter
counterpart (e.g. ComboBox).


Bernie


Bob Greschke wrote:

> I'm trying to make a Pmw.scrolledText widget non-editable, or
> uneditable, or whatever, by the user.  I made my regular Text widgets
> uneditable by binding them to the <Key> event and calling a handler
> that just returned 'break'.  But it's not working for the scrolledText
> widgets.  They don't seem to be generating the <Key> event.  What
> should I be looking for instead, or is there a better way to make then
> uneditable?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Bob

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