Perl/TK Text Widgets

Sam McGee

First Options of Chicago, Inc.

Tuesday September 10th 2002 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage Bldg OCC Rm 128 A&B


This presentation is an introduction of the three main Perl/Tk Text widgets. Working examples will demonstrate the code and concepts presented. Interspersed throughout the talk will be suggestions and helpful hints learned through experience.

Time permitting the talk will cover:

  • a brief review/overview of Perl/Tk basics,
  • the Text widget,
  • text indexes and their modifiers,
  • text tags and their options,
  • the FileSelect widget
  • (not a Text widget, but works well in support of the Text widget),
  • the TextUndo widget,
  • the ROText widget.
  • Speaker Bio

    Sam works for First Options of Chicago, Inc. located in the Chicago Loop. He has been programming since 1980, when he taught himself COBOL while employed at First Federal Savings Bank in Lubbock, TX (as a computer operator). At First Options (as a mainframe COBOL programmer), he was introduced to Sun Solaris. After completing the "Unix, C and C++" certification course at Illinois Institute of Technology, he taught himself Perl and now develops applications in Perl, in Expect, and in shell scripts to aid the Critical Applications and System Health operations staff in interacting with and monitoring of real-time price feed and trading application systems.

    Getting to the meeting

    The next PerlSIG meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, September 10th, 2002, at the College of DuPage, building OCC - room 128 A&B.

            College of DuPage
            Building OCC, Rm 128 A&B
            22nd and Lambert
            Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
    Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
    Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to Blanchard/22nd St.
    Turn left and look for Lots 9 or 10 on the left side of Blanchard Rd.
    Walk south to Building OCC, room 128 A&B is on the middle on the west end of the building.

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