Padre::Wx::StatusBar(3) Encapsulates status bar customizations


"Padre::Wx::StatusBar" implements Padre's status bar. It is the bottom pane holding various, err, status information on Padre.

The information shown are (in order):

  • File name of current document, with a leading star if file has been updated and not saved
  • (Optional) Icon showing status of background tasks
  • (Optional) MIME type of current document
  • Type of end of lines of current document
  • Position in current document

It inherits from "Wx::StatusBar", so check Wx documentation to see all the available methods that can be applied to it besides the added ones (see below).



    my $statusbar = Padre::Wx::StatusBar->new( $main );

Create and return a new Padre status bar. One should pass the $main Padre window as argument, to get a reference to the status bar parent.



Clear all the status bar fields, i.e. they will display an empty string in all fields.


    $statusbar->say('Hello World!');

Temporarily overwrite only the leftmost filename part of the status bar.

It will return to it's normal value when the status bar is next refreshed for normal reasons (such as a keystroke or a file panel switch).



Force an update of the document fields in the status bar.



Checks whether a task status icon update is in order and if so, changes the icon to one of the other states



Update the cursor position


    $statusbar->on_resize( $event );

Handler for the "EVT_SIZE" $event. Used to move the task load bitmap to its position.


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