Kevin C. Krinke

NAME

Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChoosePreviewFile - Provides a file selection dialog.

SYNOPSIS

 use Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChoosePreviewFile ( destroy_with_parent => TRUE,
                                     modal => TRUE );

 # do some stuff like creating your app's main $window then,
 # to ensure that all messages use the right parent, set it:
 $Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChoosePreviewFile::parent_window = $window;

 # now popup a new dialog for opening a file
 my $file = ask_to_open
             Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChoosePreviewFile ( "/path/to/something" );

 # ok, now we need to save (as...) a file
 my $save = ask_to_save
             Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChoosePreviewFile ( "/path/to/something" );

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a simple file chooser api that wraps Gtk2::FileChooser objectively. The objective is a simple ways to prompt a user to open or save a file.

OPTIONS

All public methods (and the entire class) support the following options:

title => STRING

The text string to use as the title of the dialog window. Defaults to either "Open" or "Save" based on the action context.

path => STRING

The path to a file or directory to initialize the dialog with. Defaults to the current working directory.

parent_window => Gtk2::Window

Reference to the main application window.

destroy_with_parent => BOOL

When the parent_window is destroyed, what do we do? Defaults to FALSE.

Does this dialog make the parent_window freeze while the dialog exists. Defaults to FALSE.

must_exist => BOOL

The end-user must supply a path to an existing file or directory. Should the end-user provide a non-existant path, the dialog will be respawned until an existing file is chosen. Defaults to FALSE.

PUBLIC METHODS

OBJECT = new ( OPTIONS | PATH )

Create a Gtk2::FileChooserDialog with the options given and show it to the end-user. Once the user has selected a file return only the path to the file and clean up. In the special case of being passed only one argument, all options are set to defaults and the one argument is used as the path argument.

RESPONSE = ask_to_open ( OPTIONS | PATH )

Supports all the same arguments as new(). This will create a new Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChoosePreviewFile, with some specific defaults, and return the user's response. In the event of being given only one argument, it will be used as the path option.

RESPONSE = ask_to_save ( OPTIONS | PATH )

Supports all the same arguments as new(). This will create a new Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChoosePreviewFile, with some specific defaults, and return the user's response. In the event of being given only one argument, it will be used as the path option.

SEE ALSO

 Gtk2::FileChooser
 Gtk2::FileChooserDialog
 Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs
 Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChooseDirectory
 Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChooseFile
 Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ErrorMsg
 Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::Message
 Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::Question

BUGS

Please report any bugs to the mailing list.

MAILING LIST

 http://opendoorsoftware.com/lists/gtk2-ex-list
 gtk2-ex-list@opendoorsoftware.com

AUTHORS

 Kevin C. Krinke, <kckrinke@opendoorsoftware.com>
 James Greenhalgh, <jgreenhalgh@opendoorsoftware.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

 Gtk2::Ex::Dialogs::ChoosePreviewFile - Provides a file selection dialog.
 Copyright (C) 2005 Open Door Software Inc. <ods@opendoorsoftware.com>

 This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
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 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
 Lesser General Public License for more details.

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