The Value Area
The value area is shown if there is space beyond what is needed for the window manager areas and the
. The raised rectangle in it encroaches on the title area if the value area is squeezed out of existence.
The user can display the
drop down menu
by pressing any mouse button while the pointer is on the value area or by pressing
when the widget has keyboard focus.
Size and Contents
The depth is calculated to contain one line, in
, or, if the title is shown and its font is larger,
The width is affected by:
the longest of the choices, as displayed in
, plus the raised rectangle and an area around it (to be precise, the longest of the choices that can fit in the screen),
the attributes affecting overall width listed in the "Size, position, etc. on screen or in parent"
user resizing of the width, if
The current choice is shown and, to its right, a raised rectangle which has no function.
The color of the value area, the background, is
, whose default is
(more precisely, the value of
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