Tickit::Widget::HBox - distribute child widgets in a horizontal row


   use Tickit;
   use Tickit::Widget::HBox;
   use Tickit::Widget::Static;

   my $hbox = Tickit::Widget::HBox->new;

   foreach my $position (qw( left centre right )) {
            text   => $position,
            align  => $position,
            valign => "middle",
         expand => 1

   Tickit->new( root => $hbox )->run;


This subclass of Tickit::Widget::LinearBox distributes its children in a horizontal row. Its height will be the height of the tallest child, and its width will be the sum of the widths of all the children, plus the inter-child spacing.


The default style pen is used as the widget pen.

Note that while the widget pen is mutable and changes to it will result in immediate redrawing, any changes made will be lost if the widget style is changed.

The following style keys are used:

spacing => INT

The number of columns of spacing between children


Paul Evans <>