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chooseDirectory - pops up a dialog box for the user to select a directory.


$widget->chooseDirectory( ?option value ...? );


The method chooseDirectory is implemented as a perl wrapper on the core tk "command" tk_chooseDirectory, and $widget is passed as the argument to the hidden -parent option.

The chooseDirectory method pops up a dialog box for the user to select a directory. The following option-value pairs are possible as command line arguments:

-initialdir dirname

Specifies that the directories in directory should be displayed when the dialog pops up. If this parameter is not specified, then the directories in the current working directory are displayed. If the parameter specifies a relative path, the return value will convert the relative path to an absolute path. This option may not always work on the Macintosh. This is not a bug. Rather, the General Controls control panel on the Mac allows the end user to override the application default directory.

-parent $widget

Makes $widget the logical parent of the dialog. The dialog is displayed on top of its parent window.

-title titleString

Specifies a string to display as the title of the dialog box. If this option is not specified, then a default title will be displayed.

-mustexist boolean

Specifies whether the user may specify non-existant directories. If this parameter is true, then the user may only select directories that already exist. The default value is false.


Tk::getOpenFile, Tk::getOpenFile


directory selection dialog

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