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NAME ^

Tickit::Widget::Scroller - a widget displaying a scrollable collection of items

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Tickit;
 use Tickit::Widget::Scroller;
 use Tickit::Widget::Scroller::Item::Text;
 
 my $tickit = Tickit->new;
 
 my $scroller = Tickit::Widget::Scroller->new;

 $scroller->push(
    Tickit::Widget::Scroller::Item::Text->new( "Hello world" ),
    Tickit::Widget::Scroller::Item::Text->new( "Here are some lines" ),
    map { Tickit::Widget::Scroller::Item::Text->new( "<Line $_>" ) } 1 .. 50,
 );
 
 $tickit->set_root_widget( $scroller );
 
 $tickit->run

DESCRIPTION ^

This class provides a widget which displays a scrollable list of items. The view of the items is scrollable, able to display only a part of the list.

A Scroller widget stores a list of instances implementing the Tickit::Widget::Scroller::Item interface.

STYLE ^

The default style pen is used as the widget pen.

The following style pen prefixes are used:

indicator => PEN

The pen used for the scroll position indicators at the top or bottom of the display

KEYBINDINGS ^

The following keys are bound

CONSTRUCTOR ^

$scroller = Tickit::Widget::Scroller->new( %args )

Constructs a new Tickit::Widget::Scroller object. The new object will start with an empty list of items.

Takes the following named arguments:

gravity => STRING

Optional. If given the value bottom, resize events and the push method will attempt to preserve the item at the bottom of the screen. Otherwise, will preserve the top.

gen_top_indicator => CODE
gen_bottom_indicator => CODE

Optional. Generator functions for the top and bottom indicators. See also set_gen_top_indicator and set_gen_bottom_indicator.

METHODS ^

$on_scrolled = $scroller->on_scrolled

$scroller->set_on_scrolled( $on_scrolled )

Return or set the CODE reference to be called when the scroll position is adjusted.

 $on_scrolled->( $scroller, $delta )

This is invoked by the scroll method, including the scroll_to, scroll_to_top and scroll_to_bottom. In normal cases it will be given the delta offset that scroll itself was invoked with, though this may be clipped if this would scroll past the beginning or end of the display.

$scroller->push( @items )

Append the given items to the end of the list.

If the Scroller is already at the tail (that is, the last line of the last item is on display) and the gravity mode is bottom, the newly added items will be displayed, possibly by scrolling downward if required. While the scroller isn't adjusted by using any of the scroll methods, it will remain following the tail of the items, scrolling itself downwards as more are added.

$scroller->unshift( @items )

Prepend the given items to the beginning of the list.

If the Scroller is already at the head (that is, the first line of the first item is on display) and the gravity mode is top, the newly added items will be displayed, possibly by scrolling upward if required. While the scroller isn't adjusted by using any of the scroll methods, it will remain following the head of the items, scrolling itself upwards as more are added.

$scroller->shift( $count )

Remove the given number of items from the start of the list.

If any of the items are on display, the Scroller will be scrolled upwards an amount sufficient to close the gap, ensuring the first remaining item is now at the top of the display.

$scroller->scroll( $delta )

Move the display up or down by the given $delta amount; with positive moving down. This will be a physical count of displayed lines; if some items occupy multiple lines, then fewer items may be scrolled than lines.

$scroller->scroll_to( $line, $itemidx, $itemline )

Moves the display up or down so that display line $line contains line $itemline of item $itemidx. Any of these counts may be negative to count backwards from the display lines, items, or lines within the item.

$scroller->scroll_to_top( $itemidx, $itemline )

Shortcut for scroll_to to set the top line of display; where $line is 0. If $itemline is undefined, it will be passed as 0. If $itemidx is also undefined, it will be passed as 0. Calling this method with no arguments, therefore scrolls to the very top of the display.

$scroller->scroll_to_bottom( $itemidx, $itemline )

Shortcut for scroll_to to set the bottom line of display; where $line is -1. If $itemline is undefined, it will be passed as -1. If $itemidx is also undefined, it will be passed as -1. Calling this method with no arguments, therefore scrolls to the very bottom of the display.

$itemidx = $scroller->line2item( $line )

( $itemidx, $itemline ) = $scroller->line2item( $line )

Returns the item index currently on display at the given line of the window. In list context, also returns the line number within item. If no window has been set, or there is no item on display at that line, undef or an empty list are returned. $line may be negative to count backward from the last line on display; the last line taking -1.

$line = $scroller->item2line( $itemidx, $itemline )

( $line, $offscreen ) = $scroller->item2line( $itemidx, $itemline, $count_offscreen )

Returns the display line in the window of the given line of the item at the given index. $itemidx may be given negative, to count backwards from the last item. $itemline may be negative to count backward from the last line of the item.

In list context, also returns a value describing the offscreen nature of the item. For items fully on display, this value is undef. If the given line of the given item is not on display because it is scrolled off either the top or bottom of the window, this value will be either "above" or "below" respectively. If $count_offscreen is true, then the returned $line value will always be defined, even if the item line is offscreen. This will be negative for items "above", and a value equal or greater than the number of lines in the scroller's window for items "below".

$count = $scroller->lines_above

Returns the number of lines of content above the scrolled display.

$count = $scroller->lines_below

Returns the number of lines of content below the scrolled display.

$scroller->set_gen_top_indicator( $method )

$scroller->set_gen_bottom_indicator( $method )

Accessors for the generators for the top and bottom indicator text. If set, each should be a CODE reference or method name on the scroller which will be invoked after any operation that changes the contents of the window, such as scrolling or adding or removing items. It should return a text string which, if defined and non-empty, will be displayed in an indicator window. This will be a small one-line window displayed at the top right or bottom right corner of the Scroller's window.

 $text = $scroller->$method()

The ability to pass method names allows subclasses to easily implement custom logic as methods without having to capture a closure.

$scroller->update_indicators

Calls any defined generators for indicator text, and updates the indicator windows with the returned text. This may be useful if the functions would return different text now.

TODO ^

AUTHOR ^

Paul Evans <leonerd@leonerd.org.uk>

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