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Module Version: 0.90   Source   Latest Release: HTML-Table-2.06

NAME ^

HTML::Table - produces HTML tables

SYNOPSIS ^

  use HTML::Table;

  $table1 = new HTML::Table($rows, $cols);
  $table1->setCell($cellrow, $cellcol, "This is Cell 1");
  $table1->setCellBGColor("blue");
  $table1->setCellColSpan(1,1, 2);
  $table1->print;

  $table2 = new HTML::Table;
  $table2->addRow(@cell_values);
  $table2->addCol(@cell_values2);

  $table1->setCell(1,1, "$table2->getTable");
  $table1->print;

REQUIRES ^

Perl5.002

EXPORTS ^

Nothing

DESCRIPTION ^

HTML::Table is used to generate HTML tables for CGI scripts. By using the methods provided fairly complex tables can be created, manipulated, then printed from Perl scripts. The module also greatly simplifies creating tables within tables from Perl. It is possible to create an entire table using the methods provided and never use an HTML tag.

HTML::Table also allows for creating dynamically sized tables via its addRow and addCol methods. These methods automatically resize the table if passed more cell values than will fit in the current table grid.

Methods are provided for nearly all valid table, row, and cell tags specified for HTML 3.0.

METHODS ^

  [] indicate optional parameters. default value will
     be used if no value is specified

Creation

new HTML::Table([num_rows, num_cols])

Creates a new HTML table object. If rows and columns are specified, the table will be initialized to that size. Row and Column numbers start at 1,1. 0,0 is considered and empty table.

Table Level Methods

setBorder([pixels])

Sets the table Border Width -- <BORDER> tag

setWidth([pixels|percentofscreen])

Sets the table width -- <WIDTH> tag Remember to escape percent symbol if used

setCellSpacing([pixels])
setCellPadding([pixels])
setCaption("CaptionText" [, TOP|BOTTOM])
setBGColor([colorname|colortriplet])

Row/Column Level Methods

addRow("cell 1 content" [, "cell 2 conent", ...])

Adds a row to the bottom of the table. Assumes if you pass more values than there are columns that you want to increase the number of columns.

addCol("cell 1 content" [, "cell 2 conent", ...])

Adds a column to the right end of the table. Assumes if you pass more values than there are rows that you want to increase the number of rows.

setColAlign(col_num, [CENTER|RIGHT|LEFT])
setColVAlign(col_num, [CENTER|TOP|BOTTOM])
setRowAlign(row_num, [CENTER|RIGHT|LEFT])
setRowVAlign(row_num, [CENTER|TOP|BOTTOM])
setColNoWrap(col_num, [0|1])
setRowBGColor(row_num, [colorname|colortriplet])

Cell Level Methods

setCell(row_num, col_num, "content")

Sets the content of a table cell. This could be any string, even another table object via the getTable method

setCellAlign(row_num, col_num, [CENTER|RIGHT|LEFT])
setCellVAlign(row_num, col_num, [CENTER|TOP|BOTTOM])
setCellWidth(row_num, col_num, [pixels])
setCellHeight(row_num, col_num, [pixels])
setCellNoWrap(row_num, col_num, [0|1])
setCellBGColor(row_num, col_num, [colorname|colortriplet])
setCellRowSpan(row_num, col_num, num_cells)

Causes the cell to overlap a number of cells to the right. If the overlap number is greater than number of cells to the right of the cell, a false value will be returned.

setCellColSpan(row_num, col_num, num_cells)

Causes the cell to overlap a number of cells below it. If the overlap number is greater than number of cells below the cell, a false value will be returned.

setCellSpan(upleft_row_num, up_left_col_num, lowright_row_num, lowrigt_col_num)

Joins the block of cells with the corners specified. If the values specified are greater than the number of rows or columns, a false value will be returned.

Output Methods

getTable

Returns a string containing the HTML representation of the table.

print

Prints HTML representation of the table to STDOUT

CLASS VARIABLES ^

AUTHOR ^

Stacy Lacy, stacy-lacy@worldnet.att.net

SEE ALSO ^

perl(1), CGI(3)

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