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Tcl/Tk 8.5 Programming Cookbook

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Tcl/Tk 8.5 Programming Cookbook

Overview of this book

With Tcl/Tk, you can create full-featured cross-platform applications in a simple and easy-to-understand way without any expensive development package; the only tools required are a simple text editor and your imagination. This practical cookbook will help you to efficiently interact with editors, debuggers, and shell type interactive programs using Tcl/Tk 8. This cookbook will comprehensively guide you through practical implementation of Tcl/Tk 8.5 commands and tools. This book will take you through all the steps needed to become a productive programmer in Tcl/Tk 8. Right from guiding you through the basics to creating a stand-alone application, it provides complete explanation of all the steps along with handy tips and tricks. The book begins with an introduction to the Tcl shell, syntax, variables, and programming best practices in the language. It then explores procedures and the flow of events with control constructs followed by advanced error trapping and recovery. From Chapter 4, a detailed study of string expressions and handling enables you to handle various string functions and use lists to expand the string functionality. The book then discusses in-depth the Tcl Dictionary and how to utilize it to store and retrieve data. File operations and Tk GUI handling are covered extensively along with a developing a real-world address book application to practice the concepts learned.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Tcl/Tk 8.5 Programming Cookbook
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgment
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface

About the Author

Bert Wheeler was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and is one of five sons. After graduating from high school he entered the United States Navy and later retired in 1997, after 20 years as an Air Traffic Controller. Following his military career, Bert returned to college and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in computer science.

After completion of his degree, Bert worked in all aspects of the IT and software industries in numerous positions including Software Design and Development, Project and Product Management, Director of Information Technologies, and Director of Engineering Services. He continues to work and his primary area of expertise is in the design and implementation of physical security solutions in the Access Control arena throughout the world.