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In addition to the above online pages, the Tcl/Tk manual pages
are included in all software distributions. These
are the best source of detailed reference material on individual commands.
Tcl and the Tk Toolkit, Second Edition (2009),
by Ousterhout, Jones and others, covers Tcl/Tk 8.5, including C interfaces
for extending Tcl.
Tcl/Tk: A Developer's Guide,
Third Edition (2012), by Clif Flynt, is another book with more
recent coverage of
Tcl/Tk and writing extensions in C.
The Tcl Programming Language:
A Comprehensive Guide (2017), by Ashok Nadkarni,
focuses on the Tcl language itself in great detail. Covers Tcl 8.6.
Tcl 8.5 Network Programming (2010),
by Kocjan and Beltowski,
is targeted towards building network-aware applications using Tcl and includes
coverage of many Tcl libraries and extensions.
Tcl/Tk 8.5 Programming Cookbook (2011),
by Bert Wheeler, provides over 100 recipes to effectively use Tcl/Tk 8.5.
Practical Programming in
Tcl and Tk, Fourth Edition (2003),
by Welch, Jones and Hobbs, only covers Tcl/Tk 8.4, but
nevertheless remains an excellent resource and introduction to
There are many other books on Tcl/Tk available; search through Amazon
or other retailers, as well as on the
Tutorials and Demos
The Tcl manual pages include a
based on material originally developed by Clif Flynt.
The TkDocs website
provides a modern tutorial and programming guide to learn about Tk.
Tk itself also comes with the "widget" demo, which shows
examples using all the widgets in Tk, and lets you see and modify the
Other Sources of Information
Besides the resources mentioned here, be sure to check out the tutorial,
examples and other documentation in the About Tcl/Tk
pages, as well as the various resources listed on the