Setting cursor colors in tkinter
eric.brunel at pragmadev.com
Fri Sep 20 10:43:45 EDT 2002
Edward K. Ream wrote:
> I would like to set the foreground an background colors of a cursor.
> I am synthesizing a cursor description with
> cursor="xterm " + fg + " " + bg
> yielding, e.g.,
> cursor = "xterm red green"
> I then call:
> However, Tcl complains:
> self.tk.call((self._w, 'configure')
> TclError: bad cursor spec "xterm red green"
> Can anyone say how this should properly be done? Put another way, I may
> be asking what the proper format of
> "name [fgColor [bgColor]]"
> is in the URL above.
What platform are you on? On Linux, doing:
from Tkinter import *
root = Tk()
root.configure(cursor='xterm red green')
doesn't produce an error. The colours seem to to be taken into account, but
the xterm cursor isn't really a good example. I tried
root.configure(cursor='gumby red green') and the result was what I expected.
Maybe there are some issues on Windows?
- Eric Brunel <eric.brunel at pragmadev.com> -
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