Tk::pTk::GetPixels, Tk::pTk::GetScreenMM - translate between strings and screen units
int Tk_GetPixels(interp, tkwin, string, intPtr)
int Tk_GetScreenMM(interp, tkwin, string, doublePtr)
Interpreter to use for error reporting.
Window whose screen geometry determines the conversion between absolute units and pixels.
String that specifies a distance on the screen.
Pointer to location in which to store converted distance in pixels.
Pointer to location in which to store converted distance in millimeters.
These two procedures take as argument a specification of distance on the screen (string) and compute the corresponding distance either in integer pixels or floating-point millimeters. In either case, string specifies a screen distance as a floating-point number followed by one of the following characters that indicates units:
The number specifies a distance in pixels.
The number specifies a distance in centimeters on the screen.
The number specifies a distance in inches on the screen.
The number specifies a distance in millimeters on the screen.
The number specifies a distance in printer's points (1/72 inch) on the screen.
Tk_GetPixels converts string to the nearest even number of pixels and stores that value at *intPtr. Tk_GetScreenMM converts string to millimeters and stores the double-precision floating-point result at *doublePtr.
Both procedures return TCL_OK under normal circumstances. If an error occurs (e.g. string contains a number followed by a character that isn't one of the ones above) then TCL_ERROR is returned and an error message is left in interp->result.
centimeters, convert, inches, millimeters, pixels, points, screen units