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Tickit::Widget::Button - a widget displaying a clickable button


 use Tickit;
 use Tickit::Widget::Button;

 my $button = Tickit::Widget::Button->new(
    label => "Click Me!",
    on_click => sub {
       my ( $self ) = @_;

       # Do something!

 Tickit->new( root => $button )->run;


This class provides a widget which displays a clickable area with a label. When the area is clicked, a callback is invoked.


The default style pen is used as the widget pen. The following style keys are used:

linetype => STRING

What kind of border to draw around the button; one of

 none single double thick
marker_left => STRING

A two-character string to place just before the button label

marker_right => STRING

A two-character string to place just after the button label

The following style tags are used:


Set when the mouse is being held over the button, before it is released

The following style actions are used:


The main action to activate the on_click handler.


$entry = Tickit::Widget::Button->new( %args )

Constructs a new Tickit::Widget::Button object.

Takes the following named arguments:

label => STR

Text to display in the button area

on_click => CODE

Optional. Callback function to invoke when the button is clicked.


$label = $button->label

$button->set_label( $label )

Return or set the text to display in the button area.

$on_click = $button->on_click

$button->set_on_click( $on_click )

Return or set the CODE reference to be called when the button area is clicked.

 $on_click->( $button )


Behave as if the button has been clicked; running its on_click handler. This is provided for convenience of activating its handler programatically via other parts of code.

$align = $button->align

$button->set_align( $align )

$valign = $button->valign

$button->set_valign( $valign )

Accessors for the horizontal and vertical alignment of the label text within the button area. See also Tickit::WidgetRole::Alignable.


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