Provided by: liblayout-manager-perl_0.35-1_all bug


       Layout::Manager::Compass - Compass based layout


       Layout::Manager::Compass is a layout manager that takes hints based on the four cardinal
       directions (north, east, south and west) plus a center area that takes up all remaining
       space (vertically).

       In other words, the center area will expand to take up all space that is NOT used by
       components placed at the edges.  Components at the north and south edges will take up the
       full width of the container.

         |              north             |
         |     |                    |     |
         |  w  |                    |  e  |
         |  e  |       center       |  a  |
         |  s  |                    |  s  |
         |  t  |                    |  t  |
         |     |                    |     |
         |              south             |

       Components are placed in the order they are added.  If two items are added to the 'north'
       position then the first item will be rendered above the second.  The height of the north
       edge will equal the height of both components combined.

       Items in the center split the available space, heightwise.  Two center components will
       each take up 50% of the available height and 100% of the available width.

       Compass is basically an implementation of Java's BorderLayout


         $cont->add_component($comp1, 'north');
         $cont->add_component($comp2, 'east');

         my $lm = Layout::Manager::Compass->new;


       When you add a component with add_component the second argument should be one of: north,
       south, east, west or center.  Case doesn't matter.  You can also just provide the first
       letter of the word and it will do the same thing.


       Size and position the components in this layout.


       Cory Watson, "<>"


       Copyright 2008 - 2010 Cory G Watson

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.