Data::ICal(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Data::ICal(3pm)
Data::ICal - Generates iCalendar (RFC 2445) calendar files
my $calendar = Data::ICal->new();
my $vtodo = Data::ICal::Entry::Todo->new();
# ... see Data::ICal::Entry::Todo documentation
# ... or
$calendar = Data::ICal->new(filename => 'foo.ics'); # parse existing file
$calendar = Data::ICal->new(data => 'BEGIN:VCALENDAR...'); # parse from scalar
A Data::ICal object represents a "VCALENDAR" object as defined in the iCalendar protocol (RFC 2445, MIME type "text/calendar"), as
implemented in many popular calendaring programs such as Apple's iCal.
Each Data::ICal object is a collection of "entries", which are objects of a subclass of Data::ICal::Entry. The types of entries defined by
iCalendar (which refers to them as "components") include events, to-do items, journal entries, free/busy time indicators, and time zone
descriptors; in addition, events and to-do items can contain alarm entries. (Currently, Data::ICal only implements to-do items and
Data::ICal is a subclass of Data::ICal::Entry; see its manpage for more methods applicable to Data::ICal.
new [ data => $data, ] [ filename => $file ], [ vcal10 => $bool ]
Creates a new Data::ICal object.
If it is given a filename or data argument is passed, then this parses the content of the file or string into the object. If the "vcal10"
flag is passed, parses it according to vCalendar 1.0, not iCalendar 2.0; this in particular impacts the parsing of continuation lines in
If a filename or data argument is not passed, this just sets its "VERSION" and "PRODID" properties to "2.0" (or "1.0" if the "vcal10" flag
is passed) and the value of the "product_id" method respectively.
Returns a false value upon failure to open or parse the file or data; this false value is a Class::ReturnValue object and can be queried as
to its "error_message".
parse [ data => $data, ] [ filename => $file, ]
Parse a ".ics" file or string containing one, and populate $self with its contents.
Should only be called once on a given object, and will be automatically called by "new" if you provide arguments to "new".
Returns $self on success. Returns a false value upon failure to open or parse the file or data; this false value is a Class::ReturnValue
object and can be queried as to its "error_message".
Returns "VCALENDAR", its iCalendar entry name.
Returns the product ID used in the calendar's "PRODID" property; you may wish to override this in a subclass for your own application.
According to the iCalendar standard, the following properties must be specified exactly one time for a calendar:
According to the iCalendar standard, the following properties may be specified at most one time for a calendar:
Data::ICal requires Class::Accessor, Text::vFile::asData, MIME::QuotedPrint, and Class::ReturnValue.
BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
Data::ICal does not support time zone daylight or standard entries, so time zone components are basically useless.
While Data::ICal tries to check which properties are required and repeatable, this only works in simple cases; it does not check for
properties that must either both exist or both not exist, or for mutually exclusive properties.
Data::ICal does not check to see if property parameter names are known in general or allowed on the particular property.
Data::ICal does not check to see if nested entries are nested properly (alarms in todos and events only, everything else in calendars
The only property encoding supported by Data::ICal is quoted printable.
There is no Data::ICal::Entry::Alarm base class.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to "firstname.lastname@example.org", or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org>.
Jesse Vincent "<email@example.com>" with David Glasser, Simon Wistow, and Alex Vandiver
LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT
Copyright (c) 2005 - 2009, Best Practical Solutions, LLC. All rights reserved.
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.
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