Curses::UI::Dialog::Basic(3) Create and manipulate basic dialogs




use Curses::UI;
my $cui = new Curses::UI;
my $win = $cui->add('window_id', 'Window');
# The hard way.
# -------------
my $dialog = $win->add(
'mydialog', 'Dialog::Basic',
-message => 'Hello, world!'
# The easy way (see Curses::UI documentation).
# --------------------------------------------
my $buttonvalue = $cui->dialog(-message => 'Hello, world!');
# or even
$cui->dialog('Hello, world!');


Curses::UI::Dialog::Basic is a basic dialog. This type of dialog has a message on it and one or more buttons. It can be used to show a message to the user of your program (``The thingy has been updated'') or to get some kind of confirmation from the user (``Are you sure you want to update the thingy?'').

See exampes/demo-Curses::UI::Dialog::Basic in the distribution for a short demo.


  • -title < TEXT >

    Set the title of the dialog window to TEXT.

  • -message < TEXT >

    This option sets the message to show to TEXT. The text may contain newline (\n) characters.

  • -buttons < ARRAYREF >
  • -selected < INDEX >
  • -buttonalignment < VALUE >

    These options sets the buttons that have to be used. For an explanation of these options, see the Curses::UI::Buttonbox documentation.


  • new ( HASH )
  • layout ( )
  • draw ( BOOLEAN )
  • focus ( )

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

  • get ( )

    This method will call get on the buttons object of the dialog and return its returnvalue. See Curses::UI::Buttonbox for more information on this.


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

Maintained by Marcus Thiesen ([email protected])

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