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FLTK::Item - Widget designed to be a menu or browser item

Description ^

This widget is designed to be put into FLTK::Menu and FLTK::Browser widgets and draw plain-text items. All events are ignored, thus causing the menu and browser to set/clear the SELECTED flag on these widgets. If they are selected they draw in the selection_color(), otherwise in the color().

Functions ^


$item->clear_style( );

Reset the style set by calling set_style( ).


my $style = $item->default_style( );

The default style sets FLAT_BOX. Changing this will mess up the appearance of both menus and browsers. All the rest of the style is blank, and normally it inherits from the current browser or menu, which should call set_style() before drawing any items.

$item->default_style( $style );

Set the style.


my $self = $item->new( $label );

Unlike other widgets the constructor does not take any dimensions, since it is assummed the container widget will size this correctly.

my $self = $item->new( $label, $image );

This constructor also sets the image(), useful for a browser item.

my $self = $item->new( $label, $shortcut, \&callback, $user_data, $flags );

This constructor is provided to match the Menu::add() function arguments. See Menu::add() for more details.


$item->set_style( $style, $menubar );

Modify the parent of the Item::default_style to this style. If no style settings have been done to an Item, it will use the textfont, textsize, textcolor, and possibly other settings inherited from this style to draw itself. This is used by menus and browsers to cause all the elements inside them to draw using their settings.

The menubar flag causes it to mangle the style so that the buttonbox of style is used as the box, and the highlight_color is used as the selection_color. This is done to replicate the rather inconsistent appearance on Windows of menubars.

Use Item::clear_style() to put this back so that style can be deleted. This is the same as setting it to Widget::default_style.

$item->set_style( $widget, $menubar );

Use the style of this widget.

Author ^

Sanko Robinson <> -

License and Legal ^

Copyright (C) 2008-2010 by Sanko Robinson <>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of The Artistic License 2.0. See the LICENSE file included with this distribution or notes on the Artistic License 2.0 for clarification.

When separated from the distribution, all original POD documentation is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. See the clarification of the CCA-SA3.0.

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