=head1 NAME

Tk::Derived - Base class for widgets derived from others

=for pm Tk/Derived.pm

=for category Derived Widgets

=head1 SYNOPSIS

    package Tk::MyNewWidget;

    use Tk::widgets qw/ BaseWidget, list of Tk widgets /;
    use base qw/ Tk::Derived Tk::BaseWidget /;

    Construct Tk::Widget 'MyNewWidget';

    sub ClassInit {
        my( $class, $mw ) = @_;
        #... e.g., class bindings here ...
        $class->SUPER::ClassInit( $mw );
    }

    sub Populate {
        my( $self, $args ) = @_;

        my $flag = delete $args->{-flag};
        if( defined $flag ) {
            # handle -flag => xxx which can only be done at create
            # time the delete above ensures that new() does not try
            # and do  $self->configure( -flag => xxx );
        }

        $self->SUPER::Populate( $args );

        $self = $self->Component( ... );

        $self->Delegates( ... );

        $self->ConfigSpecs(
            '-cursor'    => [ SELF, 'cursor', 'Cursor',   undef ],
            '-something' => [ METHOD, dbName,  dbClass, default ],
            '-text'      => [ $label, dbName,  dbClass, default ],
            '-heading'   => [ {-text => $head},
                                heading, Heading,  'My Heading' ],
       ); 
   }

   sub something {
       my( $self, $value) = @_;
       if ( @_ > 1 ) {
          # set it
       }
       return # current value
   }

=head1 DESCRIPTION

Tk::Derived is used with Perl's multiple inheritance to override some
methods normally inherited from Tk::Widget.

Tk::Derived should precede any Tk widgets in the class's base class
definition.

Tk::Derived's main purpose is to apply wrappers to C<configure> and C<cget>
methods of widgets to allow the derived widget to add to or modify behaviour
of the configure options supported by the base widget.

The derived class should normally override the C<Populate> method provided
by Tk::Derived and call C<ConfigSpecs> to declare configure options.

The public methods provided by Tk::Derived are as follows:

=over 4

=item -E<gt>ConfigSpecs(-I<key> =E<gt> [I<kind>, I<name>, I<Class>, I<default>], ...)

=back

=head1 SEE ALSO

L<Tk::ConfigSpecs|Tk::ConfigSpecs>
L<Tk::mega|Tk::mega>
L<Tk::composite|Tk::composite>


=cut