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NAME ^

Tickit::Builder - widget layout definition from Perl structure or file

VERSION ^

version 0.001

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Tickit::Async;
 use Tickit::Builder;
 my $layout = Tickit::Builder->new;
 $layout->run({
        widget => {
                type => 'VBox',
                children => [
                        { widget => { type => "Menu", bg => 'blue', children => [
                                { widget => { type => "Menu::Item", text => "File" } },
                                { widget => { type => "Menu::Item", text => "Edit" } },
                                { widget => { type => "Menu::Spacer", text => " " }, expand => 1 },
                                { widget => { type => "Menu::Item", text => "Help" } },
                        ] }},
                        { widget => { type => "HBox", text => "Static entry", children => [
                                { widget => { type => "VBox", children => [
                                        { widget => { type => "Static", text => "Left panel" } },
                                ] }, expand => 0.15 },
                                { widget => { type => "VBox", children => [
                                        { widget => { type => "Frame", style => 'single', children => [
                                                { widget => { type => "Static", text => "Centre bit", fg => 'yellow' }, expand => 1 },
                                        ] }, expand => 1 },
                                        { widget => { type => "VBox", children => [
                                                { widget => { type => "Static", text => "lower panel" } },
                                        ] } },
                                ] }, expand => 0.85 },
                        ] }, expand => 1 },
                        { widget => { type => "Static", text => "Status bar", bg => 0x04, fg => 'white', } },
                ],
        }
 });

DESCRIPTION ^

Very basic helper class for reading a widget layout definition and instantiating the required objects. Intended to be used with the web-based or Tickit-based layout editor.

METHODS ^

new

Instantiate a new Tickit::Builder object. Takes no parameters.

report

Debug output.

parse_widget

Parse a widget definition from a hashref.

by_id

Returns the widget with the given ID.

by_class

Returns a list of all widgets matching the given classname.

parse

Parse the top-level layout spec (hashref).

apply_layout

Apply the given layout to the Tickit instance.

Takes two parameters:

run

Helper method to parse and run the layout definition using Tickit::Async.

parse_file

Parse definition from a file.

AUTHOR ^

Tom Molesworth <cpan@entitymodel.com>

LICENSE ^

Copyright Tom Molesworth 2011. Licensed under the same terms as Perl itself.

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