The canvas widget is a general-purpose widget that you can program to display a variety of objects including arcs, images, lines, ovals, polygons, rectangles, text, and embedded windows.
Canvas widgets display objects such as lines and images, and each object can have bindings that respond to user input, or be animated under program control. The objects can be labeled with tags, and the tags can be configured with display attributes and event bindings. This chapter describes all the predefined canvas object types. Chapter 47 outlines the C programming interface for creating new canvas objects.