Data::ICal::Property - Represents a property on an entry in an iCalendar file


A Data::ICal::Property object represents a single property on an entry in an iCalendar file. Properties have parameters in addition to their value.

You shouldn't need to create Data::ICal::Property values directly -- just use add_property in Data::ICal::Entry.

The encoding parameter value is only interpreted by Data::ICal in the decoded_value and encode methods: all other methods access the encoded version directly (if there is an encoding).

Currently, the only supported encoding is QUOTED-PRINTABLE.


new $key, $value, [$parameter_hash]

Creates a new Data::ICal::Property with key $key and value $value.

If $parameter_hash is provided, sets the property's parameters to it. The parameter hash should have keys equal to the names of the parameters (case insensitive; parameter hashes should not contain two different keys which are the same when converted to upper case); the values should either be a string if the parameter has a single value or an array reference of strings if the parameter has multiple values.

key [$key]

Gets or sets the key name of this property.

value [$value]

Gets or sets the value of this property.

parameters [$param_hash]

Gets or sets the parameter hash reference of this property. Parameter keys are converted to upper case.

vcal10 [$bool]

Gets or sets a boolean saying whether this should be interpreted as vCalendar 1.0 (as opposed to iCalendar 2.0). Generally, you can just set this on your main Data::ICal object when you construct it; add_entry automatically makes sure that sub-entries end up with the same value as their parents, and add_property makes sure that properties end up with the same value as their entry.


Gets the value of this property, converted from the encoding specified in its encoding parameter. (That is, value will return the encoded version; this will apply the encoding.) If the encoding is not specified or recognized, just returns the raw value.

encode $encoding

Calls decoded_value to get the current decoded value, then encodes it in $encoding, sets the value to that, and sets the encoding parameter to $encoding. ($encoding is first converted to upper case.)

If $encoding is undef, deletes the encoding parameter and sets the value to the decoded value. Does nothing if the encoding is not recognized.

as_string ARGS

Returns the property formatted as a string (including trailing newline).

Takes named arguments:


Defaults to true. pass in a false value if you need to generate non-rfc-compliant calendars.


Defaults to \x0d\x0a, per RFC 2445 spec. This option is primarily for backwards compatibility with version of this module prior to 0.16, which used \x0a.


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