Pmw features

Pmw is a toolkit for building high-level compound widgets, or megawidgets, constructed using other widgets as component parts. It promotes consistent look and feel within and between graphical applications, is highly configurable to your needs and is easy to use.

Pmw consists of:

The interface to Pmw megawidgets is similar to basic Tk widgets, so it is easy for developers to include both megawidgets and basic Tk widgets in their graphical applications. In addition, Pmw megawidgets may themselves be extended, using either inheritance or composition.

The use of the Pmw megawidgets replaces common widget combinations with higher level abstractions. This simplifies code, making it more readable and maintainable. The ability to extend Pmw megawidgets enables developers to create new megawidgets based on previous work.

Pmw 1.3 - 6 Aug 2007 - Home