Tickit::Widget::Tabbed - provide tabbed window support
my $tabbed = Tickit::Widget::Tabbed->new;
$tabbed->add_tab(Tickit::Widget::Static->new(text => 'some text'), label => 'First tab');
$tabbed->add_tab(Tickit::Widget::Static->new(text => 'some text'), label => 'Second tab');
Provides a container that operates as a tabbed window.
Subclass of Tickit::ContainerWidget.
The default style pen is used as the widget pen. The following style pen prefixes are also used:
The pen used for the ribbon
The pen attributes used for the active tab on the ribbon
The pen used for "more" ribbon scroll markers
The following style keys are used:
The text used to indicate that there is more content scrolled to the left or right, respectively, in the ribbon
Instantiate a new tabbed window.
Takes the following named parameters:
tab_position - (optional) location of the tabs, should be one of left, top, right, bottom.
Accessor for the tab position (top, left, right, bottom).
Returns the 0-based index of the currently-active tab.
Returns the currently-active tab as a tab object. See below.
Returns the widget in the currently active tab.
Add a new tab to this tabbed widget. Returns an object representing the tab; see "METHODS ON TAB OBJECTS" below.
First parameter is the widget to use.
Remaining form a hash:
Remove tab given by 0-based index or tab object.
Move tab given by 0-based index or tab object forward the given number of positions.
Switch to the given tab; by 0-based index, or object.
Switch to the next tab. This may be bound as a key action.
Switch to the previous tab. This may be bound as a key action.
The following methods may be called on the objects returned by add_tab or active_tab.
Returns the 0-based index of this tab
Returns the Tickit::Widget contained by this tab
Returns the current label text
Set new label text for the tab
Returns true if this tab is the currently active one
Activate this tab
Set a callback or method name to invoke when the tab is activated
Set a callback or method name to invoke when the tab is deactivated
Returns the Tickit::Pen used to draw the label.
Pen observers are no longer registered on the return value; to set a different pen on the tab, use the set_pen method instead.
Rather than use the default built-in object class for tab objects, a Tickit::Widget::Tabbed or subclass thereof can return objects in another class instead. This is most useful for subclasses of the tabbed widget itself.
To perform this, create a subclass of Tickit::Widget::Tabbed::Tab. Since version 0.022 this module is implemented using Object::Pad, so you can rely on having that available for implementing a subclass:
class MyCustomTabClass extends Tickit::Widget::Tabbed::Tab;
Arrange for this class to be used by the tabbed widget either by passing its name as a constructor argument called tab_class, or by overriding a method called TAB_CLASS.
my $tabbed = Tickit::Widget::Tabbed->new(
tab_class => "MyCustomTabClass"
use constant TAB_CLASS => "MyCustomTabClass";
Rather than use the default built-in object class for the ribbon object, a Tickit::Widget::Tabbed or subclass thereof can use an object in another subclass instead. This is most useful for subclasses of the tabbed widget itself.
For more detail, see the documentation in Tickit::Widget::Tabbed::Ribbon.
Tom Molesworth <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Paul Evans <email@example.com>
Copyright Tom Molesworth 2011; Paul Evans 2014. Licensed under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install Tickit::Widget::Tabbed, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.