Clutter::Keysyms(3) key codes for Clutter programs


use Clutter;
use Clutter::Keysyms;
# the most common use is for deciphering keycodes in key events,
# like this:
sub key_press_handler {
my ($widget, $event) = @_;
if ($event->keyval == $Clutter::Keysyms{Escape}) {
abort_whatever ();
return 1;
elsif ($event->keyval == $Clutter::Keysyms{F1}) {
do_help_thing ();
return 1;
elsif ($event->keyval == $Clutter::Keysyms{KP_Enter}) {
execute_selected_text_as_command ();
return 1;
# we didn't handle it, pass it on...
return 0;


Clutter defines symbolic names for the codes associated with each key on a keyboard, so that you don't go nuts with numeric values in your programs. The hash %Clutter::Keysyms holds all those keycodes, indexed by the name, for use in your perl programs when you need to do custom key handling. This commonly occurs when you want to bind an action to a key that isn't usable as an accelerator, or when you don't have accelerators, or if you're trying to write an easter egg, or whatever.

As the list of keycodes is quite large and rather rarely used in application code, we've put it in a separately-loaded module to save space.

To get a list of all available keys, either dump %Clutter::Keysyms, or look at the source of this module with "perldoc -m Clutter::Keysyms".


This module was automatically generated by a very simple perl script from gdk/gdkkeysyms.h. Programs that write programs are the happiest programs of all.


Copyright (C) 2003 by the gtk2-perl team

Modified for the Clutter Perl bindings by Emmanuele Bassi

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