Ace::Graphics::Glyph::arrow - The "arrow" glyph


  See L<Ace::Graphics::Panel> and L<Ace::Graphics::Glyph>.


This glyph draws arrows. Depending on options, the arrows can be labeled, be oriented vertically or horizontally, or can contain major and minor ticks suitable for use as a scale.


The following options are standard among all Glyphs. See Bio::Graphics::Glyph for a full explanation.

  Option      Description                      Default
  ------      -----------                      -------

  -fgcolor      Foreground color               black

  -outlinecolor Synonym for -fgcolor

  -bgcolor      Background color               turquoise

  -fillcolor    Synonym for -bgcolor

  -linewidth    Line width                     1

  -height       Height of glyph                10

  -font         Glyph font                     gdSmallFont

  -connector    Connector type                 0 (false)

                Connector color                black

  -label        Whether to draw a label        0 (false)

  -description  Whether to draw a description  0 (false)

In addition to the common options, the following glyph-specific options are recognized:

  Option      Description               Default
  ------      -----------               -------

  -tick       Whether to draw major         0
              and minor ticks.
              0 = no ticks
              1 = major ticks
              2 = minor ticks

  -parallel   Whether to draw the arrow     true
              parallel to the sequence
              or perpendicular to it.

  -northeast  Force a north or east         true
              on orientation)

  -east       synonym of above

  -southwest  Force a south or west         true
              on orientation)

  -west       synonym of above

  -double     force-doubleheaded arrow

  -base       Draw a vertical base at the   false
              non-arrowhead side

  -scale      Reset the labels on the arrow false
              to reflect an externally 
              established scale.

  -arrowstyle "regular" to create a simple arrowhead ->
              "filled" to create a thick filled arrowhead

Set -parallel to false to display a point-like feature such as a polymorphism, or to indicate an important location. If the feature start == end, then the glyph will draw a single arrow at the designated location:


Otherwise, there will be two arrows at the start and end:

       ^              ^
       |              |

Scale: Pass in a externally established scale to reset the labels on the arrow. This is particularly useful for manually constructed images where the founding parameters of the panel are not 1-based. For example, a genetic map interval ranging from 0.1 - 0.3 can be constructed by first multiplying every value by 100. Passing


will draw tick marks labelled appropriately to your external scale.


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Ace::Sequence, Ace::Sequence::Feature, Ace::Graphics::Panel, Ace::Graphics::Track, Ace::Graphics::Glyph::anchored_arrow, Ace::Graphics::Glyph::arrow, Ace::Graphics::Glyph::box, Ace::Graphics::Glyph::primers, Ace::Graphics::Glyph::segments, Ace::Graphics::Glyph::toomany, Ace::Graphics::Glyph::transcript,


Lincoln Stein <>.

Copyright (c) 2001 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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