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NAME ^

Rose::HTML::Form::Field::OptionGroup - Object representation of a group of options in a pop-up menu or select box in an HTML form.

SYNOPSIS ^

    $field = 
      Rose::HTML::Form::Field::OptionGroup->new(
        name  => 'fruits',
        label => 'Fruits');

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

    print $field->html;

    ...

DESCRIPTION ^

Rose::HTML::Form::Field::OptionGroup is an object representation of a group of options in a pop-up menu or select box in an HTML form. Yes, this is the often-overlooked (and sometimes ill-supported) "optgroup" HTML tag.

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.

HTML ATTRIBUTES ^

Valid attributes:

    accesskey
    class
    dir
    disabled
    id
    label
    lang
    name
    onblur
    onclick
    ondblclick
    onfocus
    onkeydown
    onkeypress
    onkeyup
    onmousedown
    onmousemove
    onmouseout
    onmouseover
    onmouseup
    style
    tabindex
    title
    value
    xml:lang

Required attributes:

    label

Boolean attributes:

    disabled

CONSTRUCTOR ^

new PARAMS

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

OBJECT METHODS ^

add_option OPTION

Convenience alias for add_options().

add_options OPTIONS

Adds options to the option group. OPTIONS may be a reference to a hash of value/label pairs, a reference to an array of values, or a list of Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Option objects. Passing an odd number of items in the value/label argument list causes a fatal error. Options passed as a hash reference are sorted by the keys of the hash according to the default behavior of Perl's built-in sort() function. Options are added to the end of the existing list of options.

choices [OPTIONS]

This is an alias for the options method.

has_value VALUE

Returns true if VALUE is selected in the option group, false otherwise.

label [VALUE]

Get or set the value of the "label" HTML attribute.

labels [LABELS]

Get or set the labels for all values. 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.

option VALUE

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

options OPTIONS

Get or set the full list of options in the pop-up menu. OPTIONS may be a reference to a hash of value/label pairs, a reference to an array of values, or a list of Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Option objects. Passing an odd number of items in the value/label argument list causes a fatal error. Options passed as a hash reference are sorted by the keys of the hash according to the default behavior of Perl's built-in sort() function.

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

    $field = 
      Rose::HTML::Form::Field::OptionGroup->new(
        name    => 'fruits',
        options => [ '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 options() 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 pop-up menu's Rose::HTML::Form::Field::Option objects in list context, or a reference to an array of the same in scalar context. These are the actual objects used in the field. Modifying them will modify the field itself.

value_label

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

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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