Tk_Main - main program for Tk-based applications
Tk_Main(argc, argv, appInitProc)
int argc (in) Number of elements in argv.
char *argv (in) Array of strings containing
Tcl_AppInitProc *appInitProc (in) Address of an application-
specific initialization pro-
cedure. The value for this
argument is usually
Tk_Main acts as the main program for most Tk-based applications.
Starting with Tk 4.0 it is not called main anymore because it is part
of the Tk library and having a function main in a library (particularly
a shared library) causes problems on many systems. Having main in the
Tk library would also make it hard to use Tk in C++ programs, since C++
programs must have special C++ main functions.
Normally each application contains a small main function that does
nothing but invoke Tk_Main. Tk_Main then does all the work of creating
and running a wish-like application.
When it is has finished its own initialization, but before it processes
commands, Tk_Main calls the procedure given by the appInitProc argu-
ment. This procedure provides a ``hook'' for the application to per-
form its own initialization, such as defining application-specific com-
mands. The procedure must have an interface that matches the type
typedef int Tcl_AppInitProc(Tcl_Interp *interp);
AppInitProc is almost always a pointer to Tcl_AppInit; for more details
on this procedure, see the documentation for Tcl_AppInit.
application-specific initialization, command-line arguments, main pro-
Tk 4.0 Tk_Main(3)
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