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chatwidget(n)					      Composite widget for chat applications					     chatwidget(n)


chatwidget - Provides a multi-paned view suitable for display of chat room or irc channel information SYNOPSIS
package require Tk 8.5 package require chatwidget ?1.0.0? ::chatwidget::chatwidget path ?options? $widget topic command args $widget name nick args $widget message text args $widget hook command args $widget names args $widget entry args $widget chat args _________________________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION
This is a composite widget designed to simplify the construction of chat applications. The widget contains display areas for chat messages, user names and topic and an entry area. It automatically handles colourization of messages per nick and manages nick completion. A system of hooks permit the application author to adjust display features. The main chat display area may be split for use displaying history or for searching. The widget is made up of a number of text widget and panedwindow widgets so that the size of each part of the display may be adjusted by the user. All the text widgets may be accessed via widget passthrough commands if fine adjustment is required. The topic and names sections can also be hidden if desired. COMMANDS
::chatwidget::chatwidget path ?options? Create a new chatwidget using the Tk window id path. Any options provided are currently passed directly to the main chat text wid- get. WIDGET COMMANDS
$widget topic command args The chat widget can display a topic string, for instance the topic or name given to a multi-user chatroom or irc channel. show Enable display of the topic. hide Disable display of the topic set topic Set the topic text to topic. $widget name nick args Control the names and tags associated with names. list ?-full? Returns a list of all the user names from the names view. If ?-full? is given then the list returned is a list of lists where each sublist is made up of the nick followed by any options that have been set on this nick entry. This may be used to exam- ine any application specific options that may be applied to a nick when using the add command. add nick ?options? delete nick $widget message text args Add messages to the display. options are -nick, -time, -type, -mark -tags $widget hook command args Manage hooks. add (message, post names_group, names_nick, chatstate), remove, run $widget names args Passthrough to the name display text widget. See the text widget manual for all available commands. The chatwidget provides two additional commands show and hide which are used to control the display of this element in the widget. $widget entry args Passthrough to the entry text widget. See the text widget manual for all available commands. $widget chat args Passthrough to the chat text widget. See the text widget manual for all available commands. EXAMPLE
chatwidget::chatwidget .chat proc speak {w msg} {$w message $msg -nick user} pack .chat -side top -fill both -expand 1 A more extensive example is available by examining the code for the picoirc program in the tclapps repository which ties the tcllib picoirc package to this chatwidget package to create a simple irc client. SEE ALSO
text(n) KEYWORDS
chat, chatwidget, composite widget, irc, mega-widget, widget chatwidget 1.0.0 chatwidget(n)

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picoirc(n)						  Simple embeddable IRC interface						picoirc(n)


picoirc - Small and simple embeddable IRC client. SYNOPSIS
package require Tcl package require picoirc ?0.5? ::picoirc::connect callback nick url ::picoirc::post context channel message ::picoirc::splituri uri ::picoirc::send context line _________________________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION
This package provides a general purpose minimal IRC client suitable for embedding in other applications. All communication with the parent application is done via an application provided callback procedure. Each connection has its own state so you can hook up multiple servers in a single application instance. To initiate an IRC connection you must call picoirc::connect with a callback procedure, a nick-name to use on IRC and the IRC URL that describes the connection. This will return a variable name that is the irc connection context. See CALLBACK for details. This package is a fairly simple IRC client. If you need something with more capability investigate the irc package. COMMANDS
::picoirc::connect callback nick url Create a new irc connection to the server specified by url and login using the nick as the username. The callback must be as speci- fied in CALLBACK. Returns a package-specific variable that is used when calling other commands in this package. ::picoirc::post context channel message This should be called to process user input and send it to the server. A number of commands are recognised when prefixed with a for- ward-slash (/). Such commands are converted to IRC command sequences and then sent. ::picoirc::splituri uri Splits an IRC scheme uniform resource indicator into its component parts. Returns a list of server, port and channel. The default port is 6667 and there is no default channel. ::picoirc::send context line This command is where all raw output to the server is handled. The default action is to write the line to the irc socket. However, before this happens the callback is called with "debug write". This permits the application author to inspect the raw IRC data and if desired to return a break error code to halt further processing. In this way the application can override the default send via the callback procedure. CALLBACK
The callback must look like: proc Callback {context state args} { } where context is the irc context variable name (in case you need to pass it back to a picoirc procedure). state is one of a number of states as described below. init called just before the socket is created connect called once we have connected, before we join any channels close called when the socket gets closed, before the context is deleted. If an error occurs before we get connected the only argument will be the socket error message. userlist channel nicklist called to notify the application of an updated userlist. This is generated when the output of the NAMES irc command is seen. The package collects the entire output which can span a number of output lines from the server and calls this callback when they have all been received. chat target nick message type called when a message arrives. target is the identity that the message was targetted for. This can be the logged in nick or a chan- nel name. nick is the name of the sender of the message. message is the message text. type is set to "ACTION" if the message was sent as a CTCP ACTION system channel message called when a system message is received topic channel topic called when the channel topic string is seen. topic is the text of the channel topic. traffic action channel nick ?newnick? called when users join, leave or change names. action is either entered, left or nickchange and nick is the user doing the action. newnick is the new name if action is nickchange. NOTE: channel is often empty for these messages as nick activities are global for the irc server. You will have to manage the nick for all connected channels yourself. version This is called to request a version string to use to override the internal version. If implemented, you should return as colon delimited string as Appname:Appversion:LibraryVersion For example, the default is PicoIRC:[package provide picoirc]:Tcl [info patchlevel] debug type raw called when data is either being read or written to the network socket. type is set to read when reading data and write if the data is to be written. raw is the unprocessed IRC protocol data. In both cases the application can return a break error code to interrupt further processing of the raw data. If this is a read oper- ation then the package will not handle this line. If the operation is write then the package will not send the data. This callback is intended for debugging protocol issues but could be used to redirect all input and output if desired. SEE ALSO
rfc 1459 KEYWORDS
chat, irc CATEGORY
Networking irc 0.5 picoirc(n)
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