Ruby GUI redux

Thanks to all who gave the GUI advice earlier. I think I will start
with
Ruby-Tk, since I am new at Ruby and Tk is a much lighter weight GUI
builder than some of the others. And, I know Perl-Tk very well.

So far there is no Ruby-Tk book and I have been googling for examples.
I
have collected enough to tell that Ruby-Tk works and looks just fine.

But…
I have found lists and examples of the common widgets - buttons,
listboxes, etc - but they are fairly trivial examples. Each (Perl) TK
widget has many options and parameters and some have a ton of them. I
don’t know enough Ruby yet to make it obvious how to convert a parameter
from Perl-Tk to Ruby-Tk.

Searching the main Ruby docs I have found the TK classes and libraries,
but as far as I can tell, the only info they give is the library
routine(s) that is called. I could trace the calls back and then take
the
called source apart, but I am not into self inflicted pain.

Where are Ruby-Tk’ers getting the detailed info on each widget?

Thanks again.

Evman

EVMan wrote:

widget has many options and parameters and some have a ton of them. I
Thanks again.

Evman

A lot of them buy the Perl/Tk book and do a mental translation.

listboxes, etc - but they are fairly trivial examples. Each (Perl) TK

Thanks again.

Evman

You could try using some of the Python Tkinter tutorials on the Net
and translate to Ruby. There’s one from Fredrik Lundh:

http://www.pythonware.com/library/tkinter/introduction/

and one from New Mexico Tech:

http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/pubs/tkinter/

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