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NAME

Curses::UI::Listbox - Create and manipulate listbox widgets

CLASS HIERARCHY

 Curses::UI::Widget
 Curses::UI::Searchable
    |
    +----Curses::UI::Listbox

SYNOPSIS

    use Curses::UI;
    my $cui = new Curses::UI;
    my $win = $cui->add('window_id', 'Window');

    my $listbox = $win->add(
        'mylistbox', 'Listbox',
        -values    => [1, 2, 3],
        -labels    => { 1 => 'One', 
                        2 => 'Two', 
                        3 => 'Three' },
        -radio     => 1,
    );

    $listbox->focus();
    my $selected = $listbox->get();

DESCRIPTION

Curses::UI::Listbox is a widget that can be used to create a couple of different kinds of listboxes. These are:

  • default listbox

    A list of values through which can be browsed. One of these values can be selected. The selected value will be highlighted. This kind of listbox looks somewhat like this:

     +------+
     |One   |
     |Two   |
     |Three |
     +------+
  • multi-select listbox

    This is also a list of values, but now more than one value can be selected at once. This kind of listbox looks somewhat like this:

     +----------+
     |[X] One   |
     |[ ] Two   |
     |[X] Three |
     +----------+
  • radiobutton listbox

    This looks a lot like the default listbox (only one value can be selected), but now there is clear visual feedback on which value is selected. Before each value "< >" is printed. If a value is selected, "<o>" is printed instead. This kind of listbox looks somewhat like this:

     +----------+
     |< > One   |
     |<o> Two   |
     |< > Three |
     +----------+
  • Listbox Markup

    The listbox supports a primitive markup language to emphasize entries: <reverse>reverse text</reverse> <bold>bold text</bold> <underline>underlined text</underline> <blink>blinking text</blink> <dim>dim text</dim> By using this markup tokens in the values array, you can make the listbox draw the text in the according way. To enable the parser, you have to create the listbox with the -htmltext option.

STANDARD OPTIONS

-parent, -x, -y, -width, -height, -pad, -padleft, -padright, -padtop, -padbottom, -ipad, -ipadleft, -ipadright, -ipadtop, -ipadbottom, -title, -titlefullwidth, -titlereverse, -onfocus, -onblur

For an explanation of these standard options, see Curses::UI::Widget.

WIDGET-SPECIFIC OPTIONS

  • -values < ARRAYREF >

    This option sets the values to use. Unless a label is set for the value (see -labels), this value will be shown in the list.

  • -labels < HASHREF >

    The keys of this hash reference correspond to the values of the listbox (see -values). The values of the hash are the labels to show in the listbox. It's not obligatory to have a label defined for each value. You may even omit -labels completely.

  • -selected < INDEX >

    In case the -multi option is not set, INDEX is the index of the value that should be selected.

    In case the -multi option is set, INDEX is a hash reference in which the keys are the indices of the -values which are selected and the values are any true value.

  • -multi < BOOLEAN >

    If BOOLEAN has a true value, the listbox will be a multi-select listbox (see DESCRIPTION).

  • -radio < BOOLEAN >

    If BOOLEAN has a true value, the listbox will be a radiobutton listbox (see DESCRIPTION).

  • -wraparound < BOOLEAN >

    If BOOLEAN has a true value, wraparound is enabled. This means that if the listbox is on its last value and a key is pressed to go to the next value, the first value will be selected. Also the last value will be selected if this first value is selected and "goto previous value" is pressed.

  • -onchange < CODEREF >

    This sets the onChange event handler for the listbox widget. If a new item is selected, the code in CODEREF will be executed. It will get the widget reference as its argument.

  • -onselchange < CODEREF >

    This sets the onSelectionChange event handler for the listbox widget. If a new item is marked as active CODEREF will be executed. It will get the widget reference as its argument.

  • -htmltext < BOOLEAN >

    Make the Listbox parse primitive markup to change the items appearance. See above.

METHODS

  • new ( OPTIONS )

  • layout ( )

  • draw ( BOOLEAN )

  • intellidraw ( )

  • focus ( )

  • onFocus ( CODEREF )

  • onBlur ( CODEREF )

    These are standard methods. See Curses::UI::Widget for an explanation of these.

  • get ( )

    This method will return the values of the currently selected items in the list. If the listbox is not a multi-select listbox only one value will be returned of course.

  • id ( )

    This method will return the index of the currently selected items in the list. If the listboy is not a multi-select listbox it will only return one value.

  • get_active_value ( )

    This method will return the value of the currently active (i.e highlighted line).

  • get_active_id ( )

    This method will return the index of the currently active (i.e highlighted line).

  • set_selection ( LIST )

    This method marks the items at the positions specified in LIST as selected. In a multi-select listbox you can set multiple items with giving multiple values, in a single-select listbox only the last item in LIST will be selected

  • clear_selection ( )

    This method clears the selected objects of a multi and radiobutton listbox.

  • values ( ARRAYREF )

    This method sets the values to use.

  • insert_at < POS, ARRAYREF|SCALAR >

    This method adds ARRAYREF or SCALAR into the list of values at pos.

  • labels [ HASHREF ]

    This method sets the labels to use.

  • add_labels [ HASHREF ]

    This method adds the given labels to the already defined ones.

  • onChange ( CODEREF )

    This method can be used to set the -onchange event handler (see above) after initialization of the listbox.

  • onSelectionChange ( CODEREF )

    This method can be used to set the -onselchange event handler (see above) after initialization of the listbox.

DEFAULT BINDINGS

  • <cursor-left>, <h>, <tab>

    Call the 'loose-focus' routine. This will have the widget loose its focus.

  • <cursor-right, <l>, <enter>, <space>

    Call the 'option-select' routine. This will select the active item in the listbox.

  • <1>, <y>

    Call the 'option-check' routine. If the listbox is a multi-select listbox, the active item will become checked and the next item will become active.

  • <0>, <n>

    Call the 'option-uncheck' routine. If the listbox is a multi-select listbox, the active item will become unchecked and the next item will become active.

  • <cursor-down>, <j>

    Call the 'option-next' routine. This will make the next item of the list active.

  • <cursor-up>, <k>

    Call the 'option-prev' routine. This will make the previous item of the list active.

  • <page-up>

    Call the 'option-prevpage' routine. This will make the item on the previous page active.

  • <page-down>

    Call the 'option-nextpage' routine. This will make the item on the next page active.

  • <home>, <CTRL+A>

    Call the 'option-first' routine. This will make the first item of the list active.

  • <end>, <CTRL+E>

    Call the 'option-last' routine. This will make the last item of the list active.

  • </>

    Call the 'search-forward' routine. This will make a 'less'-like search system appear in the listbox. A searchstring can be entered. After that the user can search for the next occurance using the 'n' key or the previous occurance using the 'N' key.

  • <?>

    Call the 'search-backward' routine. This will do the same as the 'search-forward' routine, only it will search in the opposite direction.

SEE ALSO

Curses::UI, Curses::UI::Widget, Curses::UI::Common

AUTHOR

Copyright (c) 2001-2002 Maurice Makaay. All rights reserved.

Maintained by Marcus Thiesen (marcus@cpan.thiesenweb.de)

This package is free software and is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as perl itself.




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