This chapter has been a quick overview of the basic widgets coming with Perl/Tk - buttons, labels, checkbuttons, radiobuttons, scales, entries, text entries, scrollable widgets, hlists, menubuttons, menus, dialog boxes, balloons, numerial entries, progress bars, widgets used to open and save files, and the text and canvas widgets. We have not discussed here the many options associated with these widgets - see the Appendix for that - but rather have just provided the basic syntax for each. In many cases these widgets may be all you need for your application, and indeed in later chapters we give examples of some useful GUIs which do rely just on these widgets.

Randy Kobes 2003-11-17