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How can i maximize a Tk application on win32 ?

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Contributed by Vennis on Aug 29, 2002 at 14:54 UTC
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Description:

I want my Tk application to be maximized.
(That is not screensize resized, i found that already)

Has anyone succeeded on this ?

Answer: How can I maximize a Tk application? (Win32)
contributed by eserte

Win32::API's ShowWindow provides access to the Win32 native API function which does this.

I might suggest the Win32Util module; it has a maximize function which conveniently tries to maximize in one of two ways: using ShowWindow if Win32::API is installed, or, as a fallback, resizing the window to the screen size.

Answer: How can I maximize a Tk application? (Win32)
contributed by kelan

I don't think it's possible through Tk. Being maximized or not isn't a property of the application, it's a property of the window, and windows are "owned" by the GUI (Windows), not by the application (Tk).

I think you'd have to find some way to send a maximization request to the GUI so that it will maximize the window for you. Something somewhere in the Win32 modules might have something you could use.

Update: My intuition was right, but eserte provided the concrete answer.

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