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8.2. Text Widget Options

Options used with the Text method change the way the text is displayed within the text widgets. The following options are standard for all the widgets: -background, -borderwidth, -cursor, -exportselection, -foreground, -highlightbackground, -highlightcolor, -highlightthickness, -insertbackground, -insertborderwidth, -insertofftime, -insertontime, -insertwidth, -padx, -pady, -selectbackground, -selectborderwidth, -selectforeground, -setgrid, -state, -takefocus, -wrap, -xscrollcommand, and -yscrollcommand.

To find out more about what these options do, check back to Chapter 3, where they were first covered.

-background => color

Changes the color of the screen displayed behind the text.

-borderwidth => amount

Sets the width of the edges of the widget.

-cursor => cursorname

Sets the cursor displayed when the mouse cursor is in front of the text widget.

-exportselection => 0 |1

Determines if the text selected within the widget can also be used by the windowing system (such as X windows).

-font => fontname

Sets the font in which the text is displayed.

-foreground =>color

Sets the color of the text.

-height => amount

Sets the height of the widget. Default is 24.

-highlightbackground =>color

Sets the color the highlight rectangle around the widget should be when it does not have the keyboard focus.

-highlightcolor =>color

Sets the color the highlight rectangle around the widget should be when it does have the keyboard focus.

-highlightthickness =>amount

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