Paul Evans


Tickit::Widget::RadioButton - a widget allowing a selection from multiple options


 use Tickit;
 use Tickit::Widget::RadioButton;
 use Tickit::Widget::VBox;

 my $group = Tickit::Widget::RadioButton::Group->new;

 my $vbox = Tickit::Widget::VBox->new;
 $vbox->add( Tickit::Widget::RadioButton->new(
       caption => "Radio button $_",
       group   => $group,
 ) ) for 1 .. 5;

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


This class provides a widget which allows a selection of one value from a group of related options. It provides a clickable area and a visual indication of which button in the group is the one currently active. Selecting a new button within a group will unselect the previously-selected one.

This widget is part of an experiment in evolving the design of the Tickit::Style widget integration code, and such is subject to change of details.


The default style pen is used as the widget pen. The following style pen prefixes are also used:

tick => PEN

The pen used to render the tick marker

The following style keys are used:

tick => STRING

The text used to indicate the active button

spacing => INT

Number of columns of spacing between the tick mark and the caption text

The following style tags are used:


Set when this button is the active one of the group.

The following style actions are used:


The main action to activate the on_click handler.


$radiobutton = Tickit::Widget::RadioButton->new( %args )

Constructs a new Tickit::Widget::RadioButton object.

Takes the following named argmuents

label => STRING

The label text to display alongside this button.

group => Tickit::Widget::RadioButton::Group

Optional. If supplied, the group that the button should belong to. If not supplied, a new group will be constructed that can be accessed using the group accessor.

value => SCALAR

Optional. If supplied, used to set the button's identification value, which is passed to the group's on_changed callback.


$group = $radiobutton->group

Returns the Tickit::Widget::RadioButton::Group this button belongs to.

$label = $radiobutton->label

$radiobutton->set_label( $label )

Returns or sets the label text of the button.

$on_toggle = $radiobutton->on_toggle

$radiobutton->set_on_toggle( $on_toggle )

Return or set the CODE reference to be called when the button state is changed.

 $on_toggle->( $radiobutton, $active )

When the radio tick mark moves from one button to another, the old button is marked unactive before the new one is marked active.

$value = $radiobutton->value

$radiobutton->set_value( $value )

Return or set the scalar value used to identify the radio button to the group's on_changed callback. This can be any scalar value; it is simply stored by the button and not otherwise used.



Sets this button as the active member of the group, deactivating the previous one.

$active = $radiobutton->is_active

Returns true if this button is the active button of the group.


Every Tickit::Widget::RadioButton belongs to a group. Only one button can be active in a group at any one time. The group accessor returns the group the button is a member of. The following methods are available on it.

A group can be explicitly created to pass to a button's constructor, or one will be implicitly created for a button if none is passed.

$group = Tickit::Widget::RadioButton::Group->new

Returns a new group.

$radiobutton = $group->active

Returns the button which is currently active in the group

$on_changed = $group->on_changed

$group->set_on_changed( $on_changed )

Return or set the CODE reference to be called when the active member of the group changes. This may be more convenient than setting the on_toggle callback of each button in the group.

The callback is passed the currently-active button, and its value.

 $on_changed->( $active, $value )


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