Padre::Wx::Role::Context(3) Role for Wx objects that implement context menus




    sub new {
        my $class = shift;
        my $self  = $class->SUPER::new(@_);
        return $self;
    sub my_menu {
        # Fill the menu here

The "context_bind" method binds an context menu event to default menu creation and popup logic, and specifies the method that should be called to fill the context menu with the menu entries.

It takes a single optional parameter of the method to be called to fill the menu.

If no method is provided then the method "context_menu" will be bound to the context menu event by default.



The "context_popup" menu triggers the immediate display of the popup menu for the object. It takes a compulsory single parameter, which should be the method to be used to fill the menu with entries.


The "context_menu" method is the default method called to fill a context menu with menu entries.

It should be overloaded in any class that uses the context menu role.

A minimalist default implementation is provided which will show a single meny entry to launch the "About Padre" dialog.


        Wx::gettext('Do Something'),
        sub {
            # Do something

The "context_append_function" method adds a menu entry bound to an arbitrary function call.

The function will be passed the parent object ($self in the above example) and the event object.


        Wx::gettext('Do Something'),

The "context_append_method" method adds a mene entry bound to a named method on the object.

The method will be passed the event object.



The "context_append_action" method adds a menu entry bound to execute a named action from Padre::Wx::ActionLibrary.

The menu entry created as a result of this call is functionally identical to a normal menu entry from the menu bar on the main window.



The "context_append_options" method adds a group of several radio menu entries that allow changing a configuration preference immediately.

The current value of the configuration preference will be checked in the radio group for information purposes.


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