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NAME ^

Prima::MsgBox - standard message and input dialog boxes

DESCRIPTION ^

The module contains two methods, message_box and input_box, that invoke correspondingly the standard message and one line text input dialog boxes.

SYNOPSIS ^

        use Prima;
        use Prima::Application;
        use Prima::MsgBox;

        my $text = Prima::MsgBox::input_box( 'Sample input box', 'Enter text:', '');
        $text = '(none)' unless defined $text;
        Prima::MsgBox::message( "You have entered: '$text'", mb::Ok);

API ^

input_box TITLE, LABEL, INPUT_STRING, [ BUTTONS = mb::OkCancel, %PROFILES ]

Invokes standard dialog box, that contains an input line, a text label, and buttons used for ending dialog session. The dialog box uses TITLE string to display as the window title, LABEL text to draw next to the input line, and INPUT_STRING, which is the text present in the input box. Depending on the value of BUTTONS integer parameter, which can be a combination of the button mb::XXX constants, different combinations of push buttons can be displayed in the dialog.

PROFILE parameter is a hash, that contains customization parameters for the buttons and the input line. To access input line inputLine hash key is used. See "Buttons and profiles" for more information on BUTTONS and PROFILES.

Returns different results depending on the caller context. In array context, returns two values: the result of Prima::Dialog::execute, which is either mb::Cancel or one of mb::XXX constants of the dialog buttons; and the text entered. The input text is not restored to its original value if the dialog was cancelled. In scalar context returns the text entered, if the dialog was ended with mb::OK or mb::Yes result, or undef otherwise.

message TEXT, [ OPTIONS = mb::Ok | mb::Error, %PROFILES ]

Same as message_box call, with application name passed as the title string.

message_box TITLE, TEXT, [ OPTIONS = mb::Ok | mb::Error, %PROFILES ]

Invokes standard dialog box, that contains a text label, a predefined icon, and buttons used for ending dialog session. The dialog box uses TITLE string to display as the window title, TEXT to display as a main message. Value of OPTIONS integer parameter is combined from two different sets of mb::XXX constants. The first set is the buttons constants, - mb::OK, mb::Yes etc. See "Buttons and profiles" for the explanations. The second set consists of the following message type constants:

        mb::Error
        mb::Warning
        mb::Information
        mb::Question

While there can be several constants of the first set, only one constant from the second set can be selected. Depending on the message type constant, one of the predefined icons is displayed and one of the system sounds is played; if no message type constant is selected, no icon is displayed and no sound is emitted. In case if no sound is desired, a special constant mb::NoSound can be used.

PROFILE parameter is a hash, that contains customization parameters for the buttons. See "Buttons and profiles" for the explanations.

Returns the result of Prima::Dialog::execute, which is either mb::Cancel or one of mb::XXX constants of the specified dialog buttons.

Buttons and profiles

The message and input boxes provide several predefined buttons that correspond to the following mb::XXX constants:

        mb::OK
        mb::Cancel
        mb::Yes
        mb::No
        mb::Abort
        mb::Retry
        mb::Ignore
        mb::Help

To provide more flexibility, PROFILES hash parameter can be used. In this hash, predefined keys can be used to tell the dialog methods about certain customizations:

defButton INTEGER

Selects the default button in the dialog, i.e. the button that reacts on the return key. Its value must be equal to the mb:: constant of the desired button. If this option is not set, the leftmost button is selected as the default.

helpTopic TOPIC

Used to select the help TOPIC, invoked in the help viewer window if mb::Help button is pressed by the user. If this option is not set, Prima is displayed.

inputLine HASH

Only for input_box.

Contains a profile hash, passed to the input line as creation parameters.

buttons HASH

To modify a button, an integer key with the corresponding mb::XXX constant can be set with the hash reference under buttons key. The hash is a profile, passed to the button as creation parameters. For example, to change the text and behavior of a button, the following construct can be used:

        Prima::MsgBox::message( 'Hello', mb::OkCancel,
                buttons => {
                        mb::Ok, {
                                text     => '~Hello',
                                onClick  => sub { Prima::message('Hello indeed!'); }
                        }
                }
        );

If it is not desired that the dialog must be closed when the user presses a button, its ::modalResult property ( see Prima::Buttons ) must be reset to 0.

owner WINDOW

If set, the dialog owner is set to WINDOW, otherwise to $::main_window. Necessary to maintain window stack order under some window managers, to disallow windows to be brought over the message box.

AUTHOR ^

Dmitry Karasik, <dmitry@karasik.eu.org>.

SEE ALSO ^

Prima, Prima::Buttons, Prima::InputLine, Prima::Dialog.

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