[Tkinter-discuss] Changing the label of a tix.NoteBook tab

Michael Lange klappnase at web.de
Sat Apr 25 15:44:06 CEST 2009

On Sat, 25 Apr 2009 22:29:31 +0930
Luke Maurits <luke at maurits.id.au> wrote:


> After reading the class definition for NoteBook in /usr/lib/python3.0/tkinter/tix.py, making a guess about the meaning of the tk.call method, and looking at this webpage:
> http://tix.sourceforge.net/dist/current/man/html/TixCmd/tixNoteBook.htm
> I took a stab in the dark and tried the following bit of code:
> nb.tk.call(nb._w,"pageconfigure","tab",*nb._options({},{"label":"Bar"}))
> and, lo, it worked!  The problem is that I have only the fuzziest understanding of *why* it worked and I'm pretty sure that this isn't the way I'm supposed to do it.
> Have I missed something stupid?  The fact that the "pageconfigure" functionality provided by Tk is not exposed through a nice and friendly method on the NoteBook class suggests to me that either somebody just plain forgot to do it (unlikely) or (more likely) it was deemed unecessary because there is some other way to go about it, similar to my page.config attempt but a little different.

Hi Luke,

obviously the pageconfigure() method is missing from Tix.py, so this is perfectly what you
are suposed to do :)
If you wish you can do the same a bit shorter:

  nb.tk.call(nb._w,"pageconfigure","tab", "-label", "Bar")


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