Curses::UI::Popupmenu

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Updated: 2018-09-20
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NAME

Curses::UI::Popupmenu - Create and manipulate popupbox widgets  

CLASS HIERARCHY

 Curses::UI::Widget
    |
    +----Curses::UI::Popupmenu

 

SYNOPSIS

    use Curses::UI;
    my $cui = new Curses::UI;
    my $win = $cui->add('window_id', 'Window');

    my $popupbox = $win->add(
        'mypopupbox', 'Popupmenu',
        -values    => [1, 2, 3],
        -labels    => { 1 => 'One', 
                        2 => 'Two', 
                        3 => 'Three' },
    );

    $popupbox->focus();
    my $value = $popupbox->get();

 

DESCRIPTION

Curses::UI::Popupmenu is a widget that can be used to create something very similar to a basic Curses::UI::Listbox. The difference is that the widget will show only the currently selected value (or ``-------'' if no value is yet selected). The list of possible values will be shown as a separate popup window if requested.

Normally the widget will look something like this:

 [Current value ]

If the popup window is opened, it looks something like this:

 [Current value ]
 +--------------+
 |Other value   |
 |Current value | 
 |Third value   |
 +--------------+

 

STANDARD OPTIONS

-parent, -x, -y, -width, -height, -pad, -padleft, -padright, -padtop, -padbottom, -ipad, -ipadleft, -ipadright, -ipadtop, -ipadbottom, -title, -titlefullwidth, -titlereverse, -onfocus, -onblur

For an explanation of these standard options, see Curses::UI::Widget.  

WIDGET-SPECIFIC OPTIONS

-values < LIST >
-labels < HASHREF >
-selected < INDEX >
-wraparound < BOOLEAN >

These options are exactly the same as the options for the Listbox widget. So for an explanation of these, take a look at Curses::UI::Listbox.

-onchange < CODEREF >

This sets the onChange event handler for the popupmenu widget. If a new item is selected, the code in CODEREF will be executed. It will get the widget reference as its argument.

 

METHODS

new ( OPTIONS )
layout ( )
draw ( BOOLEAN )
intellidraw ( )
focus ( )
onFocus ( CODEREF )
onBlur ( CODEREF )

These are standard methods. See Curses::UI::Widget for an explanation of these.

get ( )

This method will return the currently selected value.

id ( )

This method will return the index of the currently selected value.

set_selection ( INDEX )

This method marks the item at the position specified as selected.

onChange ( CODEREF )

This method can be used to set the -onchange event handler (see above) after initialization of the popupmenu.

 

DEFAULT BINDINGS

There are bindings for the widget itself and bindings for the popup listbox that can be opened by this widget.  

The widget itself

<tab>

Call the 'loose-focus' routine. This will have the widget loose its focus.

<enter>, <cursor-right, <l>, <space>

Call the 'open-popup' routine. This will show the popup listbox and bring the focus to this listbox. See The popup listbox below for a description of the bindings for this listbox.

<cursor-down>, <j>

Call the 'select-next' routine. This will select the item in the list that is after the currently selected item (unless the last item is already selected). If no item is selected, the first item in the list will get selected.

<cursor-up>, <k>

Call the 'select-prev' routine. This will select the item in the list that is before the currently selected item (unless the first item is already selected). If no item is selected, the first item in the list will get selected.

 

The popup listbox

The bindings for the popup listbox are the same as the bindings for the Listbox widget. So take a look at Curses::UI::Listbox for a description of these. The difference is that the 'loose-focus' and 'option-select' routine will have the popup listbox to close. If the routine 'option-select' is called, the active item will get selected.  

SEE ALSO

Curses::UI, Curses::UI::Listbox Curses::UI::Widget, Curses::UI::Common  

AUTHOR

Copyright (c) 2001-2002 Maurice Makaay. All rights reserved.

Maintained by Marcus Thiesen (marcus@cpan.thiesenweb.de)

This package is free software and is provided ``as is'' without express or implied warranty. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as perl itself.


 

Index

NAME
CLASS HIERARCHY
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
STANDARD OPTIONS
WIDGET-SPECIFIC OPTIONS
METHODS
DEFAULT BINDINGS
The widget itself
The popup listbox
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
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