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NAME ^

Rose::HTML::Form::Field::CheckboxGroup - A group of checkboxes in an HTML form.

SYNOPSIS ^

    $field = 
      Rose::HTML::Form::Field::CheckboxGroup->new(name => 'fruits');

    $field->checkboxes(apple  => 'Apple',
                       orange => 'Orange',
                       grape  => 'Grape');

    print $field->value_label('apple'); # 'Apple'

    $field->input_value('orange');
    print $field->internal_value; # 'orange'

    $field->add_value('grape');
    print join(',', $field->internal_value); # 'grape,orange'

    $field->has_value('grape'); # true
    $field->has_value('apple'); # false

    print $field->html_table(columns => 2);

    ...

DESCRIPTION ^

Rose::HTML::Form::Field::CheckboxGroup is an object wrapper for a group of checkboxes in an HTML form.

This class inherits from, and follows the conventions of, Rose::HTML::Form::Field. Inherited methods that are not overridden will not be documented a second time here. See the Rose::HTML::Form::Field documentation for more information.

HIERARCHY ^

A checkbox group is an abstraction with no corresponding parent HTML element; the individual checkbox objects in the group exist as siblings. As such, the list of child objects will always be empty and cannot be modified. To get the list of siblings, use the checkboxes method.

See the "hierarchy" sections of the "HIERARCHY" in Rose::HTML::Form::Field and "HIERARCHY" in Rose::HTML::Form documentation for an overview of the relationship between field and form objects and the child-related methods inherited from Rose::HTML::Object.

HTML ATTRIBUTES ^

None. This class is simply an aggregator of Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox objects.

CONSTRUCTOR ^

new PARAMS

Constructs a new Rose::HTML::Form::Field::CheckboxGroup object based on PARAMS, where PARAMS are name/value pairs. Any object method is a valid parameter name.

OBJECT METHODS ^

add_checkbox OPTION

Convenience alias for add_checkboxes().

add_checkboxes CHECKBOXES

Adds checkboxes to the checkbox group. CHECKBOXES may take the following forms.

A reference to a hash of value/label pairs:

    $field->add_checkboxes
    (
      {
        value1 => 'label1',
        value2 => 'label2',
        ...
      }
    );

An ordered list of value/label pairs:

    $field->add_checkboxes
    (
      value1 => 'label1',
      value2 => 'label2',
      ...
    );

(Checkbox values and labels passed as a hash reference are sorted by value according to the default behavior of Perl's built-in sort() function.)

A reference to an array of containing only plain scalar values:

    $field->add_checkboxes([ 'value1', 'value2', ... ]);

A list or reference to an array of Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox objects:

    $field->add_checkboxes
    (
      Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox->new(...),
      Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox->new(...),
      ...
    );

    $field->add_checkboxes
    (
      [
        Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox->new(...),
        Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox->new(...),
        ...
      ]
    );

A list or reference to an array containing a mix of value/label pairs, value/hashref pairs, and Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox objects:

    @args = 
    (
      # value/label pair
      value1 => 'label1',

      # value/hashref pair
      value2 =>
      {
        label => 'Some Label',
        id    => 'my_id',
        ...
      },

      # object
      Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox->new(...),

      ...
    );

    $field->add_checkboxes(@args);  # list
    $field->add_checkboxes(\@args); # reference to an array

Please note: the second form (passing a reference to an array) requires that at least one item in the referenced array is not a plain scalar, lest it be confused with "a reference to an array of containing only plain scalar values."

All checkboxes are added to the end of the existing list of checkboxes.

add_value VALUE

Put a check in the checkbox whose value is VALUE.

add_values VALUE1, VALUE2, ...

Put a check in the checkboxes whose values are equal to VALUE1, VALUE2, etc.

checkbox VALUE

Returns the first checkbox (according to the order that they are returned from checkboxes()) whose "value" HTML attribute is VALUE, or undef if no such checkbox exists.

checkboxes [CHECKBOXES]

Get or set the full list of checkboxes in the group. CHECKBOXES may be a reference to a hash of value/label pairs, an ordered list of value/label pairs, a reference to an array of values, or a list of Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox objects. Passing an odd number of items in the value/label argument list causes a fatal error. Checkbox values and labels passed as a hash reference are sorted by value according to the default behavior of Perl's built-in sort() function.

To set an ordered list of checkboxes along with labels in the constructor, use both the checkboxes() and labels() methods in the correct order. Example:

    $field = 
      Rose::HTML::Form::Field::CheckboxGroup->new(
        name       => 'fruits',
        checkboxes => [ 'apple', 'pear' ],
        labels     => { apple => 'Apple', pear => 'Pear' });

Remember that methods are called in the order that they appear in the constructor arguments (see the Rose::Object documentation), so checkboxes() will be called before labels() in the example above. This is important; it will not work in the opposite order.

Returns a list of the checkbox group's Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Checkbox objects in list context, or a reference to an array of the same in scalar context. Hidden checkboxes will be included in this list. These are the actual objects used in the field. Modifying them will modify the field itself.

choices [CHECKBOXES]

This is an alias for the checkboxes method.

columns [COLS]

Get or set the default number of columns to use in the output of the html_table() and xhtml_table() methods.

checkboxes_html_attr NAME [, VALUE]

If VALUE is passed, set the HTML attribute named NAME on all checkboxes. Otherwise, return the value of the HTML attribute named NAME on the first checkbox encountered in the list of all checkboxes.

delete_checkbox VALUE

Deletes the first checkbox (according to the order that they are returned from checkboxes()) whose "value" HTML attribute is VALUE. Returns the deleted checkbox or undef if no such checkbox exists.

delete_checkboxes LIST

Repeatedly calls delete_checkbox, passing each value in LIST.

Deletes the first checkbox (according to the order that they are returned from checkboxes()) whose "value" HTML attribute is VALUE, or undef if no such checkbox exists.

delete_checkboxes_html_attr NAME

Delete the HTML attribute named NAME from each checkbox.

delete_items_html_attr NAME

This is an alias for the delete_checkboxes_html_attr method.

has_value VALUE

Returns true if the checkbox whose value is VALUE is checked, false otherwise.

hide_all_checkboxes

Set hidden to true for all checkboxes.

html

Returns the HTML for checkbox group, which consists of the html() for each checkbox object joined by html_linebreak() if linebreak() is true, or single spaces if it is false.

html_linebreak [HTML]

Get or set the HTML linebreak string. The default is "<br>\n"

html_table [ARGS]

Returns an HTML table containing the checkboxes. The table is constructed according ARGS, which are name/value pairs. Valid arguments are:

class

The value of the "table" tag's "class" HTML attribute. Defaults to checkbox-group. Any value passed for this attribute joined to checkbox-group with a single space.

columns

The number of columns in the table. Defaults to columns(), or 1 if columns() is false.

format_item

The name of the method to call on each checkbox object in order to fill each table cell. Defaults to "html"

rows

The number of rows in the table. Defaults to rows(), or 1 if rows() is false.

table

A reference to a hash of HTML attribute/value pairs to be used in the "table" tag.

td

A reference to a hash of HTML attribute/value pairs to be used in the "td" tag, or an array of such hashes to be used in order for the table cells of each row. If the array contains fewer entries than the number of cells in each row of the table, then the last entry is used for all of the remaining cells in the row. Defaults to a reference to an empty hash, {}.

tr

A reference to a hash of HTML attribute/value pairs to be used in the "tr" tag, or an array of such hashes to be used in order for the table rows. If the array contains fewer entries than the number of rows in the table, then the last entry is used for all of the remaining rows. Defaults to a reference to an empty hash, {}.

Specifying "rows" and "columns" values (either as ARGS or via rows() and columns()) that are both greater than 1 leads to undefined behavior if there are not exactly "rows x columns" checkboxes. For predictable behavior, set either rows or columns to a value greater than 1, but not both.

items_html_attr NAME [, VALUE]

This is an alias for the checkboxes_html_attr method.

label VALUE [, LABEL]

Get or set the label for the checkbox whose value is VALUE. The label for that checkbox is returned. If the checkbox exists, but has no label, then the value itself is returned. If the checkbox does not exist, then undef is returned.

labels [LABELS]

Get or set the labels for all checkboxes. If LABELS is a reference to a hash or a list of value/label pairs, then LABELS replaces all existing labels. Passing an odd number of items in the list version of LABELS causes a fatal error.

Returns a hash of value/label pairs in list context, or a reference to a hash in scalar context.

linebreak [BOOL]

Get or set the flag that determines whether or not the string stored in html_linebreak() or xhtml_linebreak() is used to separate checkboxes in the output of html() or xhtml(), respectively. Defaults to true.

rows [ROWS]

Get or set the default number of rows to use in the output of the html_table() and xhtml_table() methods.

show_all_checkboxes

Set hidden to false for all checkboxes.

value [VALUE]

Simply calls input_value(), passing all arguments.

values [VALUE]

Simply calls input_value(), passing all arguments.

value_label [VALUE [, LABEL]]

If no arguments are passed, it returns the label of the first selected checkbox (according to the order that they are returned by internal_value()), or the value itself if it has no label. If no checkbox is selected, undef is returned.

With arguments, it will get or set the label for the checkbox whose value is VALUE. The label for that checkbox is returned. If the checkbox exists, but has no label, then the value itself is returned. If the checkbox does not exist, then undef is returned.

value_labels

Returns an array (in list context) or reference to an array (in scalar context) of the labels of the selected checkboxes. If a checkbox has no label, the checkbox value is substituted. If no checkboxes are selected, then an empty array (in list context) or reference to an empty array (in scalar context) is returned.

xhtml

Returns the XHTML for checkbox group, which consists of the xhtml() for each checkbox object joined by xhtml_linebreak() if linebreak() is true, or single spaces if it is false.

xhtml_linebreak [XHTML]

Get or set the XHTML linebreak string. The default is "<br />\n"

xhtml_table

Equivalent to html_table() but using XHTML markup for each checkbox.

AUTHOR ^

John C. Siracusa (siracusa@gmail.com)

LICENSE ^

Copyright (c) 2010 by John C. Siracusa. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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