Built-in PNG Image Support edit
Photo images now support read/write in the PNG
format, with the ability to set the alpha channel.
Busy Windows edit
New command tk busy
is a variant of blt::busy
that lets the interactivity of windows be suspended and restored as required by the needs of the program.
New Font Selection Dialog Interface edit
New command tk fontchooser
provides a portable interface to the standard font selector of the platform, whether that is modal or not.
Angled Text edit
New option -angle $degrees
to $canvas create text
for rotating displayed text.
Moving Things on a Canvas edit
New commands $canvas moveto
, $canvas imove
and $canvas rchars
for moving and manipulating canvas items.
Other New Features edit
Text widget cursor control, more window manager hints, and a collection of modernizations in appearance and function. See Changes in Tcl/Tk 8.6
or TIP #311
for the complete list.