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Kevin C. Krinke

NAME

UI::Dialog::Backend::ASCII - Dialog backend for the native Perl mode of basic text.

SYNOPSIS

  use UI::Dialog::Backend::ASCII;
  my $d = new UI::Dialog::Backend::ASCII ( backtitle => 'Demo',
                                           title => 'Default' );

  $d->msgbox( title => 'Welcome!', text => 'Welcome one and all!' );

ABSTRACT

UI::Dialog::Backend::ASCII is the UI::Dialog backend for the native Perl mode of basic text. The widgets are very much "rigid" in that the width and height arguments are completely ignored.

DESCRIPTION

This backend is intended as a last resort mechanism in that no other dialog variant has been found and so this, the most absolute of bargain basement dialog variant interfaces, is used instead.

EXPORT

None

INHERITS

UI::Dialog::Backend

CONSTRUCTOR

new( @options )

EXAMPLE
     my $d = new UI::Dialog::Backend::ASCII ( title => 'Default Title',
                                              backtitle => 'Backtitle'
                                            );
DESCRIPTION

    This is the Class Constructor method. It accepts a list of key => value pairs and uses them as the defaults when interacting with the various widgets.

RETURNS

    A blessed object reference of the UI::Dialog::Backend::ASCII class.

OPTIONS

The (...)'s after each option indicate the default for the option.

debug = 0,1,2 (0)
literal = 0,1 (0)
backtitle = "backtitle" ('')
title = "title" ('')
nocancel = 0,1 (0)
defaultno = 0,1 (0)
beepbefore = 0,1 (0)
beepafter = 0,1 (0)
extra-button = 0,1 (0)
extra-label = "extra label" (0)
help-button = 0,1 (0)
help-label = "help label" (0)
maxinput = \d+ (0)
autoclear = 0,1 (0)
pager = "/usr/bin/pager" ('/usr/bin/pager')
stty = "/usr/bin/stty" ('/usr/bin/stty')

WIDGET METHODS

yesno( )

EXAMPLE
     if ($d->yesno( text => 'A binary type question?') ) {
         # user pressed yes
     } else {
         # user pressed no or cancel
     }
DESCRIPTION

    Present the end user with a message box that has two buttons, yes and no.

RETURNS

    TRUE (1) for a response of YES or FALSE (0) for anything else.

msgbox( )

EXAMPLE
     $d->msgbox( text => 'A simple message' );
DESCRIPTION

    Pesent the end user with a message box that has an OK button.

RETURNS

    TRUE (1) for a response of OK or FALSE (0) for anything else.

infobox( )

EXAMPLE
     $d->infobox( text => 'A simple 6 second message.', timeout => 6000 );
DESCRIPTION

    Pesent the end user with a message box for a limited duration of time. The timeout is specified in thousandths of a second, ie: 1000 = 1 second.

RETURNS

    TRUE (1) for a response of OK or FALSE (0) for anything else.

password( )

EXAMPLE
     my $string = $d->password( text => 'Enter some (hidden) text.' );
DESCRIPTION

    Present the end user with a text input field that doesn't reveal the input (except to the script) and a message.

RETURNS

    a SCALAR if the response is OK and FALSE (0) for anything else.

inputbox( )

EXAMPLE
     my $string = $d->inputbox( text => 'Please enter some text...',
                                entry => 'this is the input field' );
DESCRIPTION

    Present the end user with a text input field and a message.

RETURNS

    a SCALAR if the response is OK and FALSE (0) for anything else.

textbox( )

EXAMPLE
     $d->textbox( path => '/path/to/a/text/file' );
DESCRIPTION

    Present the end user with a simple scrolling box containing the contents of the given text file.

RETURNS

    TRUE (1) if the response is OK and FALSE (0) for anything else.

EXAMPLE
     my $selection1 = $d->menu( text => 'Select one:',
                                list => [ 'tag1', 'item1',
                                          'tag2', 'item2',
                                          'tag3', 'item3' ]
                              );
DESCRIPTION

    Present the user with a selectable list.

RETURNS

    a SCALAR of the chosen tag if the response is OK and FALSE (0) for anything else.

checklist( )

EXAMPLE
     my @selection = $d->checklist( text => 'Select one:',
                                    list => [ 'tag1', [ 'item1', 0 ],
                                              'tag2', [ 'item2', 1 ],
                                              'tag3', [ 'item3', 1 ] ]
                                  );
DESCRIPTION

    Present the user with a selectable checklist.

RETURNS

    an ARRAY of the chosen tags if the response is OK and FALSE (0) for anything else.

radiolist( )

EXAMPLE
     my $selection = $d->radiolist( text => 'Select one:',
                                    list => [ 'tag1', [ 'item1', 0 ],
                                              'tag2', [ 'item2', 1 ],
                                              'tag3', [ 'item3', 0 ] ]
                                  );
DESCRIPTION

    Present the user with a selectable radiolist.

RETURNS

    a SCALAR of the chosen tag if the response is OK and FALSE (0) for anything else.

fselect( )

EXAMPLE
     my $text = $d->fselect( path => '/path/to/a/file/or/directory' );
DESCRIPTION

    Present the user with a file selection widget preset with the given path.

RETURNS

    a SCALAR if the response is OK and FALSE (0) for anything else.

dselect( )

EXAMPLE
     my $text = $d->dselect( path => '/path/to/a/file/or/directory' );
DESCRIPTION

    Present the user with a file selection widget preset with the given path. Unlike fselect() this widget will only return a directory selection.

RETURNS

    a SCALAR if the response is OK and FALSE (0) for anything else.

spinner( )

EXAMPLE
     print STDOUT "spinner... ";
     for (20,40,60,80,100) { print $d->spinner(); sleep(1); }
     print STDOUT "\bdone.\n";
DESCRIPTION

    Return the next character in the spin sequence prefixed with a backspace (\b) character. The spinner is made up of four ASCII characters; | (pipe), \ (back slash), / (forward slash), - (hyphen).

    The complete sequence is as follows:

     |
     /
     -
     \
     |
     /
     -
     \
RETURNS

    A two character SCALAR.

draw_gauge( )

EXAMPLE
     foreach my $i (20,40,60,80,100) {
       last unless $d->draw_gauge( bar => "-", mark => "|", length => 74,
                                   percent => $i );
       sleep(1);
     }
    
     foreach my $i (200,500,10000,12000,12345) {
       last unless $d->draw_gauge( bar => "-", mark => "|", length => 74,
                                   current => $i, total => 12345 );
       sleep(1);
     }
DESCRIPTION

    Draw a meter bar with a position indicator. You can specify alternate characters for use as the meter bar itself (default is "-") and the positional marker (default to "|") as well as an arbitrary length to the bar itself.

    There are two different ways to present the bar, either by specifying the percentage to display or by specifying the current and total values and and the widget will figure out the percentage for you.

RETURNS

    None.

end_gauge( )

EXAMPLE
     $d->end_gauge();
DESCRIPTION

    Simply print a newline for use when the finished with the draw_gauge() widget as that leaves the cursor at the end of the last line of output.

RETURNS

    None.

SEE ALSO

PERLDOC
 UI::Dialog
 UI::Dialog::Backend
 UI::Dialog::Console
MAN FILES

pager(1), less(1), more(1), stty(1)

BUGS

Please email the author with any bug reports. Include the name of the module in the subject line.

AUTHOR

Kevin C. Krinke, <kevin@krinke.ca>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

 Copyright (C) 2004-2016  Kevin C. Krinke <kevin@krinke.ca>

 This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
 License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
 version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

 This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 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.

 You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
 License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
 Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307 USA