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Thanks that kind of worked, but how come that the variable still returns 0,
when I add

puts var.value

to my code, just before Tk.mainloop?

2006/4/12, Hidetoshi NAGAI <nagai / ai.kyutech.ac.jp>:
>
> From: "Jeppe Jakobsen" <jeppe88 / gmail.com>
> Subject: Q about tk buttons
> Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 06:41:39 +0900
> Message-ID: <99b4ad3b0604111441p38d22688q14e03516af13db40 / mail.gmail.com>
> > Why can I use var += 1 outside of the button, when I can't use it inside
> it.
>
> It means "var = var + 1".
> "var + 1" returns 4, because TkVariable#+(obj) method expects
> "numerical plus" when the arguemnt 'obj' is kind of Numeric.
> And by setting the numeric value 4 to var, var losts the link
> to the TkVariable object.
>
> Therefore, for example,
>
> > var = TkVariable.new(0) #defining variable
> > var += 1 #making it a fixnum and adding 1
>
> var.value = var + 1
>   or
> var.numeric += 1
>
> > root = TkRoot.new()
> >
> > label = TkLabel.new(:text=> var).pack()
>
> label = TkLabel.new(:textvariable=>var).pack()
>
> > button = TkButton.new(:text=> "Button", :command=>proc{var += 1}).pack()
>
> button = TkButton.new(:text=> "Button", :command=>proc{var.value = var +
> 1}).pack()
>    or
> button = TkButton.new(:text=> "Button", :command=>proc{var.numeric +=
> 1}).pack()
>
> --
> Hidetoshi NAGAI (nagai / ai.kyutech.ac.jp)
>
>
>


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