This package is an extension of the keyval package by David Carlisle
and offers additional macros for setting keys and declaring and
setting class or package options. This distribution also includes
the following additional packages:
xkvview v1.4a : viewer utility for package programmers
xkvltxp v1.2 : LaTeX kernel patch to allow expandable macros in
pst-xkey v1.6 : specialization of the xkeyval package for PSTricks
See for more information the pdf documentation of this package.
First check whether this package can be installed by the
distribution that you use, since that will simplify installation.
For manual installations, the structure and supposed location in a
TDS compliant TeX-tree is shown in the overview below. In words,
keyval.tex, pst-xkey.tex, xkvtxhdr.tex and xkeyval.tex should be
available to TeX and LaTeX; pst-xkey.sty, xkeyval.sty, xkvview.sty
and xkvltxp.sty should be available to LaTeX. The package to which a
specific run file belongs, is denoted in between square brackets.
Don't forget to update your filename database after installing the
CTAN:/macros/latex/contrib/xkeyval: official location
|- readme : should not be installed
| `- xkeyval.pdf : /doc/latex/xkeyval
| |- keyval.tex : /tex/generic/xkeyval [xkeyval]
| |- pst-xkey.sty : /tex/latex/xkeyval [pst-xkey]
| |- pst-xkey.tex : /tex/generic/xkeyval [pst-xkey]
| |- xkeyval.sty : /tex/latex/xkeyval [xkeyval]
| |- xkeyval.tex : /tex/generic/xkeyval [xkeyval]
| |- xkvview.sty : /tex/latex/xkeyval [xkvview]
| |- xkvltxp.sty : /tex/latex/xkeyval [xkvltxp]
| `- xkvtxhdr.tex : /tex/generic/xkeyval [xkeyval]
`- xkeyval.dtx : /source/latex/xkeyval
The package includes pregenerated run and doc files, but you can
reproduce them from the source if necessary. See the first lines
of xkeyval.dtx for information how to do this. Example files can
be produced by running the file xkeyval.dtx with LaTeX once.
See the documentation of your LaTeX distribution or the TeX
Frequently Asked Questions for more information on installing
xkeyval into your LaTeX distribution
Copyright (C) 2004-2012 Hendri Adriaens
This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3
of this license or (at your option) any later version.
The latest version of this license is in
and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX
version 2003/12/01 or later.
This work has the LPPL maintenance status "maintained".
This Current Maintainer of this work is Hendri Adriaens.
This work consists of the file xkeyval.dtx and derived files
keyval.tex, xkvtxhdr.tex, xkeyval.sty, xkeyval.tex, xkvview.sty,
xkvltxp.sty, pst-xkey.tex, pst-xkey.sty, xkveca.cls, xkvecb.cls,
xkvesa.sty, xkvesb.sty, xkvesc.sty, xkvex1.tex, xkvex2.tex,
xkvex3.tex and xkvex4.tex.
The following files constitute the xkeyval bundle and must be
distributed as a whole: readme, xkeyval.pdf, keyval.tex,
pst-xkey.sty, pst-xkey.tex, xkeyval.sty, xkeyval.tex, xkvview.sty,
xkvltxp.sty, xkvtxhdr.tex, pst-xkey.dtx and xkeyval.dtx.
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xkeyval – Extension of the keyval package
This package is an extension of the
keyval package and offers additional
macros for setting keys and declaring and setting class or
package options. The package allows the programmer to specify a
prefix to the name of the macros it defines for keys, and to
define families of key definitions; these all help use in
documents where several packages define their own sets of keys.
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||2004-2008 Hendri Adriaens|
|Contained in||TeXLive as xkeyval|
|MiKTeX as xkeyval|
key-value argument systems|