Curses::UI::Dialog::Question(3) Pose a simple question to the user




use Curses::UI;
my $cui = new Curses::UI;
my $win = $cui->add('window_id', 'Window');
# The hard way.
# -------------
my $dialog = $win->add(
'mydialog', 'Dialog::Question',
-question => 'How super awesome are you?'
# The easy way (see Curses::UI documentation).
# --------------------------------------------
my $value = $cui->question(-question => 'How super awesome are you?');
# or even
my $awesomeness = $cui->question('How super awesome are you?');


Curses::UI::Dialog::Question is a basic question dialog. This type of dialog has a message on it, a TextEntry answer box, and one or more buttons. It can be used to have a user enter some answer in response to a question.

See exampes/demo-widgets in the distribution for a short demo.


  • -title < TEXT >

    Set the title of the dialog window to TEXT.

  • -question < TEXT >

    This option sets the question 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 TextEntry object of the dialog and return its returnvalue. See Curses::UI::TextEntry for more information on this. If the cancel button was pressed, the return value will be undef.


Copyright (c) 2004 Luke Closs <[email protected]>. All rights reserved.

Maintained by Marcus Thiesen ([email protected])

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