{pgfkeys} concerns a flexible key management system in TikZ/PGF.

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TikZ. Access node's name within a .code handler.

I'd like to place variable number of additional nodes on the border of the rectangle. I suggest it to look in a somewhat following way: \node[name=R, my rectangle=top:3 bottom:1 left:2 right:1] {Node ...
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Key names of the axis limits when not set explicitly

In the minimum working example below I use the keys xmin, xmax, ymin and ymax for calculations of coordinates for annotations. However, this only works when the axis limits are set explicitly in the ...
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Package pgfkeys Error: The key '/tikz/opacity' requires a value

I'm drawing a diagram for a physical phenomenon, "motion in one dimension". I have this figure with a tikzpicture: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolor{particle}{rgb}{1.0,0.7,0.3} ...
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A list of pairs in pgfkeys

Having learnt a lot about the pgfkeys package as a result of my last question, I'm now trying to do some more adventurous things. Let's say I have a command called \blob, whose value is the ...
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Reset pgfkey to default value in nested command call

I have created a new command whose argument can be a new call to the same command. How can I then reset the values of the pgfkeys in the nested call to their default values, so that they don't have ...
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The difference between \pgfkeysvalueof and /.store in [duplicate]

I thought using \pgfkeysvalueof on a key that does not have a /.store in and the variable of a key that does have a /.store in would give the same result. This seems not to be the case. This example, ...
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new command, pfgkeys within pfgplots axis environment

I am trying to setup an command to create technical drawing dimensions (inspiration from Dimensioning of a technical drawing in TikZ). I would like to use pgfkeys for that, in order to pass multiple ...
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create new TikZ key with code and style tags

Assume I want to perform a complicated calculation within a TikZ key defintion. What is the recommended way to do this? Reading through the manual and digging around in other questions led me to ...
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Saving a PGFKey to the aux file

I want to save the value of a particular key (from pgfkeys) into the aux file for my LaTeX document. If it matters, I'm using LuaLaTeX, but the same problem is exhibited by XeLaTeX, pdfLaTeX, and the ...
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Parsing and programming in TikZ

Background: I'be been reading the PGF manual (keys section) and today the TeX Book just arrived in the mail and just started reading chapter 7 (How TeX reads what you type) -- feeling like Mickey ...
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pgfkeyvalue string is not parsed by xkeyvalue

I'm trying to create a database using pgfkeys. It is working rather well, until I needed to execute some parameters stored in a key and pass it to some command that uses xkeyvalue to parse the ...
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How to handle a color key in pgfkeys

I'm trying to use pgfkeys to parse the arguments in a set of macros. I need to use some arguments for color. But, I get an error with the xcolor package saying that the key I defined is not a valid ...
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Use pgfkeys to set a style variable

I'd like to use pgfkeys to define the scale for a number of tikz pictures. However, wenn I do the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \pgfkeys{/my ...
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Defining styles that provide nested, parameterized styles with TikZ

I want to draw different kinds of graphs which I want to define using styles. One particular graph has labelled nodes, and I want to be able to attach these labels using a custom key (cn). The ...
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Expanding arguments to pgf/tikz styles

In an answer on this site is proposed a method to draw arrows on paths. For example, using the style [arrow inside={pos=0.2}] will put an arrow at position 0.2 on the path : \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Problem with “Package pgfkeys Error”

I am trying to create a color box using tcolorbox package. source code is like this- \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[top=.5in, bottom=.5in, left=1in, right=1in]{geometry} ...
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How do I override a previously set value for `/tikz/rotate`?

I was writing my own style for a particular collection of nodes, most of which I wanted rotated in the same manner. So I defined the following style: my node style/.style={rotate=60,draw} Please ...
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pgfopts error when installing ytableau

I am trying to install ytableau.sty, following the directions here and here, and in the ytableau README. I am running TexShop 2.47 on OS X 10.6. Here's a walkthrough of what I've done, although I ...
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How to get the tikz/font pgfkey value and pass is to \pgfnode command

Let's say that I'm writing a decoration where I use the \pgfnode command in it. It works well but if I change the pgfkey TikZ/font to any dimension, it is not passed to the nodes in the decoration. ...
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PGFkeys problem. Meta arrow tips with parameters works only when I use different line width. Why?

The solution given here has a problem. Let re-write a minimum example \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \makeatletter \tikzset{arrow length/.initial = 6pt, arrow angle/.initial ...
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\pgfmathprintnumber and pre-defined styles

In text mode I would like to use \pgfmathprintnumber to print numbers in an uniform style. The style used shall be defined in the preamble of the document. See the following MWE: ...
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pgfkeys pass font command

I am defining options using the pgfkeys command. \newcommand{\subtitlefont}{} \pgfkeys{ /titleblock/.is family, /titleblock, default/.style = {titlesize = 48, titlelineskip = 52, ...
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Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tcb/library/most'

I get the following error while compiling and the pdf is also not generated properly: ERROR: Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tcb/library/most' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you ...
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How retain (overridden) default values with pgfkeys?

I'm creating a package for drawing sequence charts and make use of pgfkeys to keep default values for various parameters that I need. However, sometimes I wish to provide to my macros one or more ...
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Compile error with MWE using pgfkeys, beamer, xparse and \includegraphics

First, please apologize the vague title, but I do not understand the problem enough to give a more exact title. The following MWE does not compile with a missing \endcsname inserted error around ...
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Style to make axis tick label opaque using “extra y tick” feature

This is a follow up to Style to make axis tick label opaque, where a suggestion was made to use the extra y ticks to specify special tick marks and use extra y tick style to apply a style to only ...
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Changing the default value of a pgfkey

I want to create a command that can change the default value of my pgfkeys. I think the problem is that the value set as default is not expanded. Therefore the icondefaultsa below doesn't work. ...
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Back-linking of pgfkeys

Please is there a way to avoid inadvertent cyclic linking of keys in \pgfkeys? A minimal example follows. Here I have keyb<->keya, which took its toll on TeX's capacity. \documentclass{article} ...
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Filter in PGFPlots by x coordinate value

I've been trying to springboard off of the answer I got from percusse here, but I'm drowning in the PGFPlots manual. I wanted to plot a smooth region in the middle, given the x coordinate values ...
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Global definition of pgfplots axes style conflicts with colorbar

I am trying to plot an individual colorbar (with no axis), using the code below (MWE): \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.3} \begin{document} ...
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\AfterGroup sorcery and choking tex/pgf

In the following code, the line \AfterGroup* (from theetextools package) causes the pdfLatex compiler to 'choke', i.e it produces only this output and the process is stuck forever, consuming 13% of ...
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Using pgfkeys to switch between “enumerate” and “enumerate*” when using the enumitem package with the package option “inline”"

No matter what I seem to do, I'm just getting this wrong. I would like to be able to set a key to determine how my list is arranged. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[inline]{enumitem} ...
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How to do math on pgfkeys arguments and asign them to other keys

I'm trying to reduce the work load of applying some overlays over and over with different numbers. However, I need to compute for a given frame the next or previous one, thus needing to do simple ...
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Custom vertical lines with pgfgantt (pgf multiplier issues)

I'm having some issues drawing vertical lines in a ganttchart (using the pgfgantt package). The approach is to define the bars in the chart using a dd-mm-yyyy format but only showing the months. To ...
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Alternate lefthand/righthand width and check odd page in tcolorbox

I am creating a new environment using the tcolorbox package in the define options pos=t,b,r,l and lwidth and rwidth for margins, using the scheme key=value of pgfkeys. My idea is to create two new ...
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How can I reliably and consistently save PGF keys filtered by path to a macro for later use?

I am trying to use PGF keys in TikZ with a relatively complex key tree. (Complex by my standards, that is - I'm sure it isn't that complicated in the scheme of things.) What I hoped to do is to ...
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Evaluate pgfkey before reading and writing to file with newfile

I want to define a custom aux file that contains some data, stored in a pgfkey. This data has to be stored from the keys and then written to the keys. However, when I take a look at the aux file, it ...
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How can I decide whether a key has had .value forbidden applied?

Is there a way to decide whether a given key has had the .value forbidden handler applied? For example, I would like to write a handler .only that can be applied to keys to simulate Beamer's \only ...
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Remove key from style

Is it possible to create a key handler with the pgfkeys package that removes a key from a style? Here's a minimal working example: \documentclass[preview,margin=10pt,convert]{standalone} ...
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Difficulty getting pgfkeys to set my fontsizes as I want

I apologize that this isn't particularly short. I'm going through old code and refactoring. In the process, I'm running into various bugs in how I've written things. In this particular example, the ...
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What does fontenc do and when is it applied? Based on an example of creating my own package

After quite a time of using LaTeX, I am now trying to understand how it works. The following example concerns the functionality of fontenc. In order to not have to write down the inclusions of all ...
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How to define a special tikz node?

I want to define a special tikz node, that I'll use that way: \specialNode[name=mynode, label=mylabel, otherTikzOptions...] (node_name) at (some_coordinate); And gets coverted to: \node[circle, ...
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Undefined control sequence \pgfmath@

Why does the following code give me this error message? Error ERROR: Undefined control sequence. --- TeX said --- \pgfmath@dimen@ ...men@@ #1=0.0pt\relax \pgfmath@ l.28 \draw ...
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Unsetting a PGF/TikZ key

Is there any possibility of “unsetting” a PGF/TikZ key? By “unsetting” I mean to remove the key from the list of keys and make PGF/TikZ behave as if it was never specified. To clarify, consider this ...
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Make a PGFkeys path take precedence over another path for a whole scope

I've been writing a package for LaTeX lately called TikZ-Feynman. It is an extension to TikZ and just like PGFplots, it defines a new environment within {tikzpicture} called {feynman} and makes ...
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pgfkeys “/handlers/first char syntax” generating error

I'm trying to follow the example from the tikz manual (2.10-CVS development version), but I'm not meeting success. Here's my MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfkeys} \pgfkeys { ...
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Font size as a key-value pair using pgfkeys does not work

I want to define a new environment whose contents can be typeset using a specific font family and size optionally specified as key-value pairs. For handling the key-value pairs I am using pgfkeys. Why ...
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How to make a line style for drawing the ground line?

I'd like to draw a piece of "ground line" (picture below), but I don't know, how to make a line style and how to ensure proper localizations of the picture boundary. The solution of achieving an ...
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How to create a variable number of arguments as PGF key?

Many interfaces use a variable number of arguments, for example in CSS margin:1pt 1pt 1pt 1pt The clip functions of the graphics package also have similar examples. Is this possible with PGF ...
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How can I use `pgffor` to iterate through a database of keys and properly retrieve them

I would like to create a command that stores a database. I then want to iterate over the database and print out the results to the document. This MWE shows two different approaches I've taken. But ...