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ColorEditor(3)		       User Contributed Perl Documentation		   ColorEditor(3)

NAME
       Tk::ColorEditor - a general purpose Tk widget Color Editor

SYNOPSIS
	  use Tk::ColorEditor;

	  $cref = $mw->ColorEditor(-title => $title, -cursor => @cursor);

	  $cref->Show;

DESCRIPTION
       ColorEditor is implemented as an object with various methods, described below.  First,
       create your ColorEditor object during program initialization (one should be sufficient),
       and then configure it by specifying a list of Tk widgets to colorize. When it's time to
       use the editor, invoke the Show() method.

       ColorEditor allows some customization: you may alter the color attribute menu by adding
       and/or deleting menu items and/or separators, turn the status window on or off, alter the
       configurator's list of color widgets, or even supply your own custom color configurator
       callback.

       1.  Call the constructor to create the editor object, which in turn returns a blessed
	   reference to the new object:

	      use Tk::ColorEditor;

	      $cref = $mw->ColorEditor(
		  -title  => $title,
		  -cursor => @cursor,
	      );

		 mw	- a window reference, usually the result of a MainWindow->new
			  call.  As the default root of a widget tree, $mw and all
			  descendant widgets at object-creation-time are configured
			  by the default color configurator procedure.	(You probably
			  want to change this though or you might end up colorizing
			  ColorEditor!)
		 title	- Toplevel title, default = ' '.
		 cursor - a valid Tk '-cursor' specification (default is
			  'top_left_arrow').  This cursor is used over all ColorEditor
			  "hot spots".

       2.  Invoke the configure() method to change editor characteristics:

	      $cref->configure(-option => value, ..., -option-n => value-n);

		 options:
		   -command		: a callback to a  `set_colors' replacement.
		   -widgets		: a reference to a list of widget references
					  for the color configurator.
		   -display_status	: TRUE IFF display the ColorEditor status
					  window when applying colors.
		   -add_menu_item	: 'SEP', or a color attribute menu item.
		   -delete_menu_item	: 'SEP', a color attribute menu item, or color
					  attribute menu ordinal.

	      For example:

		 $cref->configure(-delete_menu_item   => 3,
		     -delete_menu_item	 => 'disabledforeground',
		     -add_menu_item	 => 'SEP',
		     -add_menu_item	 => 'New color attribute',
		     -widgets		 => [$ce, $qu, $f2b2],
		     -widgets		 => [$f2->Descendants],
		     -command		 => [\&my_special_configurator, some, args ]
		 );

       3.  Invoke the Show() method on the editor object, say, by a button or menu press:

	      $cref->Show;

       4.  The cget(-widgets) method returns a reference to a list of widgets that are colorized
	   by the configurator.  Typically, you add new widgets to this list and then use it in a
	   subsequent configure() call to expand your color list.

	      $cref->configure(
		  -widgets => [
		      @{$Filesystem_ref->cget(-widgets)}, @{$cref->cget(-widgets)},
		  ]
	      );

       5.  The delete_widgets() method expects a reference to a list of widgets which are then
	   removed from the current color list.

	      $cref->delete_widgets($OBJTABLE{$objname}->{'-widgets'})

AUTHORS
       Stephen O. Lidie, Lehigh University Computing Center.  95/03/05 lusol@Lehigh.EDU

       Many thanks to Guy Decoux (decoux@moulon.inra.fr) for doing the initial translation of
       tcolor.tcl to TkPerl, from which this code has been derived.

perl v5.16.3				    2014-06-10				   ColorEditor(3)
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