Provided by: libtickit-widget-tabbed-perl_0.021-2_all bug


       "Tickit::Widget::Tabbed::Ribbon" - base class for "Tickit::Widget::Tabbed" control ribbon


       This class contains the default implementation for the control ribbon used by
       Tickit::Widget::Tabbed, and also acts as a base class to assist in the creation of a
       custom ribbon. Details of this class and its operation are useful to know when implenting
       a custom control ribbon.

       It is not necessary to consider this class if simply using the "Tickit::Widget::Tabbed"
       with its default control ribbon.


       To perform create a custom ribbon class, create a subclass of
       "Tickit::Widget::Tabbed::Ribbon" with a constructor having the following behaviour:

        package Custom::Ribbon::Class;
        use base qw( Tickit::Widget::Tabbed::Ribbon );

        sub new_for_orientation
                my $class = shift;
                my ( $orientation, %args ) = @_;


                return $self;

       Alternatively if this is not done, then one of two subclasses will be used for the
       constructor, by appending "::horizontal" or "::vertical" to the class name. In this case,
       the custom class should provide these as well.

        package Custom::Ribbon::Class;
        use base qw( Tickit::Widget::Tabbed::Ribbon );

        package Custom::Ribbon::Class::horizontal;
        use base qw( Custom::Ribbon::Class );


        package Custom::Ribbon::Class::vertical;
        use base qw( Custom::Ribbon::Class );


       Arrange for this class to be used by the tabbed widget either by passing its name as a
       constructor argument called "ribbon_class", or by overriding a method called

        my $tabbed = Tickit::Widget::Tabbed->new(
                ribbon_class => "Ribbon::Class::Name"


        use constant RIBBON_CLASS => "Ribbon::Class::Name";


   @tabs = $ribbon->tabs
   $count = $ribbon->tabs
       Returns a list of the contained Tickit::Widget::Tabbed tab objects in list context, or the
       count of them in scalar context.

   $index = $ribbon->active_tab_index
       Returns the index of the currently-active tab

   $tab = $ribbon->active_tab
       Returns the currently-active tab as a "Tickit::Widget::Tabbed" tab object.


       The subclass will need to provide implementations of the following methods.

   $ribbon->render( %args )
   $lines = $ribbon->lines
   $cols = $ribbon->cols
       As per the Tickit::Widget methods.

   $handled = $ribbon->on_key( $ev )
   $handled = $ribbon->on_mouse( $ev )
       As per the Tickit::Widget methods. Optional. If not supplied then the ribbon will not
       respond to keyboard or mouse events.

   $ribbon->scroll_to_visible( $index )
       Requests that a scrollable control ribbon scrolls itself so that the given $index tab is


       Paul Evans <>