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NAME

       Prima::DockManager - advanced dockable widgets

DESCRIPTION

       "Prima::DockManager" contains classes that implement additional functionality within the
       dockable widgets paradigm.

       The module introduces two new dockable widget classes: "Prima::DockManager::Panelbar", a
       general purpose dockable container for variable-sized widgets; and
       "Prima::DockManager::Toolbar", a dockable container for fixed-size command widgets, mostly
       push buttons.  The command widgets, nested in a toolbar, can also be docked.

       "Prima::DockManager" class is an application-oriented class in a way that ( mostly ) the
       only instance of it is needed in the program. It is derived from "Prima::Component" and
       therefore is never visualized.  The class instance is stored in "instance" property of all
       module classes to serve as a docking hierarchy root. Through the document, instance term
       is referred to "Prima::DockManager" class instance.

       The module by itself is not enough to make a docking-aware application work effectively.
       The reader is urged to look at examples/dock.pl example code, which demonstrates the usage
       and capabilities of the module.

Prima::DockManager::Toolbar

       A toolbar widget class. The toolbar has a dual nature; it can dock and accept docking
       widgets simultaneously. In the scope of "Prima::DockManager", the toolbar hosts command
       widget, mostly push buttons.

       The toolbar consists of two widgets. The external dockable widget is implemented in
       "Prima::DockManager::Toolbar", and the internal dock in
       "Prima::DockManager::ToolbarDocker" classes.

   Properties
       autoClose BOOLEAN
           Selects the behavior of a toolbar when all of its command widgets are undocked. If 1,
           the toolbar is automatically destroyed. If 0 it calls visible(0).

       childDocker WIDGET
           Pointer to "Prima::DockManager::ToolbarDocker" instance.

           See also "Prima::DockManager::ToolbarDocker::parentDocker".

       instance INSTANCE
           "Prima::DockManager" instance, the docking hierarchy root.

Prima::DockManager::ToolbarDocker

       Internal class, implements a dock widget for command widgets, while serves as a client in
       a dockable toolbar, which is a "Prima::LinearDockerShuttle" descendant. When its size is
       changed due an eventual rearrange of its docked widgets, also resizes the toolbar.

   Properties
       instance INSTANCE
           "Prima::DockManager" instance, the docking hierarchy root.

       parentDocker WIDGET
           Pointer to "Prima::DockManager::Toolbar" instance. When in the docked state,
           "parentDocker" value is always equals to "owner".

           See also "Prima::DockManager::Toolbar::childDocker".

   Methods
       get_extent
           Calculates the minimal rectangle that encloses all docked widgets and returns its
           extensions.

       update_size
           Called when size is changed to resizes the owner widget. If it is in the docked state,
           the size change might result in change of position or docking state.

Prima::DockManager::Panelbar

       The class is derived from "Prima::LinearDockerShuttle", and is different only in that
       "instance" property is introduced, and the external shuttle can be resized interactively.

       The class is to be used as a simple host to sizeable widgets.  The user can dispose of the
       panel bar by clicking close button on the external shuttle.

   Properties
       instance INSTANCE
           "Prima::DockManager" instance, the docking hierarchy root.

Prima::DockManager

       A binder class, contains set of functions that groups toolbars, panels, and command
       widgets together under the docking hierarchy.

       The manager servers several purposes.  First, it is a command state holder: the command
       widgets, mostly buttons, usually are in enabled or disabled state in different life stages
       of a program. The manager maintains the enabled/disabled state by assigning each command
       an unique scalar value ( farther and in the code referred as CLSID ). The toolbars can be
       created with set of command widgets, referred via these CLSIDs. The same is valid for the
       panels - although they do not host command widgets, the widgets that they do host can also
       be created indirectly via CLSID identifier.  In addition to CLSID, the commands can be
       grouped by sections.  Both CLSID and group descriptor scalars are defined by the
       programmer.

       Second, "create_manager" method presents a standard configuration widget, that allows
       rearranging of normally non-dockable command widgets, by presenting a full set of
       available commands to the user as icons.  Dragging the icons to toolbars, dock widgets or
       merely outside the configuration widget automatically creates the corresponding command
       widget.  The notable moment here is that the command widgets are not required to know
       anything about dragging and docking; any "Prima::Widget" descendant can be used as a
       command widget.

       Third, it helps maintaining the toolbars and panels visibility when the main window is
       hidden or restored. "windowState" method hides or shows the toolbars and panels
       effectively.

       Fourth, it serves as a docking hierarchy root. All docking sessions begin from
       "Prima::DockManager" object, which although does not provide docking capabilities itself (
       it is "Prima::Component" descendant ), redirects the docking requests to the lower-level
       dock widgets.

       Fifth, it provides number of helper methods and notifications, and enforces use or
       "fingerprint" property by all dockable widgets.  This property has default value of 0xFFFF
       ( defined in "Prima::Docks" ).  The module contains the fingerprint "dmfp::XXX" constants
       with value greater than this, so the toolbars and panels are not docked to a dock widget
       with the default configuration. The base constant set is:

               fdmp::Tools      ( 0x0F000) - dock the command widgets
               fdmp::Toolbar    ( 0x10000) - dock the toolbars
               fdmp::LaunchPad  ( 0x20000) - allows widgets recycling

       All this functionality is demonstrated in examples/dock.pl example.

   Properties
       commands HASH
           A hash of boolean values, with keys of CLSID scalars.  If value is 1, the command is
           available. If 0, the command is disabled. Changes to this property are reflected in
           the visible command widgets, which are enabled or disabled immediately. Also,
           "CommandChange" notification is triggered.

       fingerprint INTEGER
           The property is read-only, and always returns 0xFFFFFFFF, to allow landing for all
           dockable widgets. In case when a finer granulation is needed, the default
           "fingerprint" values of toolbars and panels can be reset.

       interactiveDrag BOOLEAN
           If 1, the command widgets can be interactively dragged, created and destroyed. This
           property is usually operated together with "create_manager" widget. If 0, the command
           widgets cannot be dragged.

           Default value: 0

   Methods
       activate
           Brings to front all toolbars and panels. To be used inside a callback code of a main
           window, that has the toolbars and panels attached to:

                   onActivate => sub { $dock_manager-> activate }

       auto_toolbar_name
           Returns an unique name for an automatically created toolbar, like "Toolbar1",
           "Toolbar2" etc.

       commands_enable BOOLEAN, @CLSIDs
           Enabled or disables commands from CLSIDs array.  The changes are reflected in the
           visible command widgets, which are enabled or disabled immediately.  Also,
           "CommandChange" notification is triggered.

       create_manager OWNER, %PROFILE
           Inserts two widgets into OWNER with PROFILE parameters: a listbox with command section
           groups, displayed as items, that usually correspond to the predefined toolbar names,
           and a notebook that displays the command icons. The notebook pages are interactively
           selected by the listbox navigation.

           The icons, dragged from the notebook, behave as dockable widgets: they can be landed
           upon a toolbar, or any other dock widget, given it matches the "fingerprint" ( by
           default "dmfp::LaunchPad|dmfp::Toolbar|dmfp::Tools").  "dmfp::LaunchPad" constant
           allows the recycling; if a widget is dragged back onto the notebook, it is destroyed.

           Returns two widgets, the listbox and the notebook.

           PROFILE recognizes the following keys:

           origin X, Y
               Position where the widgets are to be inserted.  Default value is 0,0.

           size X, Y
               Size of the widget insertion area. By default the widgets occupy all OWNER
               interior.

           listboxProfile PROFILE
               Custom parameters, passed to the listbox.

           dockerProfile PROFILE
               Custom parameteres, passed to the notebook.

       create_panel CLSID, %PROFILE
           Creates a dockable panel of a previously registered CLSID by "register_panel". PROFILE
           recognizes the following keys:

           profile HASH
               Hash of parameters, passed to "create()" of the panel widget class.  Before
               passing it is merged with the set of parameters, registered by "register_panel".
               The "profile" hash takes the precedence.

           dockerProfile HASH
               Constains extra options, passed to "Prima::DockManager::Panelbar" widget. Before
               the usage it is merged with the set of parameters, registered by "register_panel".

               NB: The "dock" key here contains a reference to a desired dock widget.  If "dock"
               set to "undef", the panel is created in the non-docked state.

           Example:

                   $dock_manager-> create_panel( $CLSID,
                           dockerProfile => { dock => $main_window }},
                           profile       => { backColor => cl::Green });

       create_tool OWNER, CLSID, X1, Y1, X2, Y2
           Inserts a command widget, previously registered with CLSID by "register_tool", into
           OWNER widget with X1 - Y2 coordinates. For automatic maintenance of enable/disable
           state of command widgets OWNER is expected to be a toolbar. If it is not, the
           maintenance must be performed separately, for example, by "CommandChange" event.

       create_toolbar %PROFILE
           Creates a new toolbar of "Prima::DockManager::Toolbar" class.  The following PROFILE
           options are recognized:

           autoClose BOOLEAN
               Sets "autoClose" property of the toolbar.

               Default value is 1 if "name" options is set, 0 otherwise.

           dock DOCK
               Contain a reference to a desired DOCK widget. If "undef", the toolbar is created
               in the non-docked state.

           dockerProfile HASH
               Parameters passed to "Prima::DockManager::Toolbar" as creation properties.

               NB: The "dock" key here contains a reference to a desired dock widget.  If "dock"
               set to "undef", the panel is created in the non-docked state.

           rect X1, Y1, X2, Y2
               Selects rectangle of the "Prima::DockManager::ToolbarDocker" instance in the dock
               widget ( if docked ) or the screen ( if non-docked ) coordinates.

           toolbarProfile HASH
               Parameters passed to "Prima::DockManager::ToolbarDocker" as creation properties.

           vertical BOOLEAN
               Sets "vertical" property of the toolbar.

           visible BOOLEAN
               Selects visibility state of the toolbar.

       get_class CLSID
           Returns class record hash, registered under CLSID, or "undef" if the class is not
           registered. The hash format contains the following keys:

           class STRING
               Widget class

           profile HASH
               Creation parameters passed to "create" when the widget is created.

           tool BOOLEAN
               If 1, the class belongs to a control widget. If 0, the class represents a panel
               client widget.

           lastUsedDock DOCK
               Saved value of the last used dock widget

           lastUsedRect X1, Y1, X2, Y2
               Saved coordinates of the widget

       panel_by_id CLSID
           Return reference to a panel widget represented by CLSID scalar, or "undef" if none
           found.

       panel_menuitems CALLBACK
           A helper function; maps all panel names into a structure, ready to feed into
           "Prima::AbstractMenu::items" property ( see Prima::Menu ).  The action member of the
           menu item record is set to CALLBACK scalar.

       panel_visible CLSID, BOOLEAN
           Sets the visibility of a panel, referred by CLSID scalar.  If VISIBLE is 0, a panel is
           destroyed; if 1, new panel instance is created.

       panels
           Returns all visible panel widgets in an array.

       predefined_panels CLSID, DOCK, [ CLSID, DOCK, ... ]
           Accepts pairs of scalars, where each first item is a panel CLSID and second is the
           default dock widget. Checks for panel visibility, and creates the panels that are not
           visible.

           The method is useful in program startup, when some panels have to be visible from the
           beginning.

       predefined_toolbars @PROFILES
           Accepts array of hashes, where each array item describes a toolbar and a default set
           of command widgets. Checks for toolbar visibility, and creates the toolbars that are
           not visible.

           The method recognizes the following PROFILES options:

           dock DOCK
               The default dock widget.

           list ARRAY
               Array of CLSIDs corresponding to the command widgets to be inserted into the
               toolbar.

           name STRING
               Selects toolbar name.

           origin X, Y
               Selects the toolbar position relative to the dock ( if "dock" is specified ) or to
               the screen ( if "dock" is not specified ).

           The method is useful in program startup, when some panels have to be visible from the
           beginning.

       register_panel CLSID, PROFILE
           Registers a panel client class and set of parameters to be associated with CLSID
           scalar. PROFILE must contain the following keys:

           class STRING
               Client widget class

           text STRING
               String, displayed in the panel title bar

           dockerProfile HASH
               Hash of parameters, passed to "Prima::DockManager::Panelbar".

           profile
               Hash of parameters, passed to the client widget.

       register_tool CLSID, PROFILE
           Registers a control widget class and set of parameters to be associated with CLSID
           scalar. PROFILE must be set the following keys:

           class STRING
               Client widget class

           profile HASH
               Hash of parameters, passed to the control widget.

       toolbar_by_name NAME
           Returns a pointer to a toolbar of NAME, or "undef" if none found.

       toolbar_menuitems CALLBACK
           A helper function; maps all toolbar names into a structure, ready to feed into
           "Prima::AbstractMenu::items" property ( see Prima::Menu ).  The action member of the
           menu item record is set to CALLBACK scalar.

       toolbar_visible TOOLBAR, BOOLEAN
           Sets the visibility of a TOOLBAR.  If VISIBLE is 0, the toolbar is hidden; if 1, it is
           shown.

       toolbars
           Returns all toolbar widgets in an array.

       windowState INTEGER
           Mimics interface of "Prima::Window::windowState", and maintains visibility of toolbars
           and panels. If the parameter is "ws::Minimized", the toolbars and panels are hidden.
           On any other parameter these are shown.

           To be used inside a callback code of a main window, that has the toolbars and panels
           attached to:

                   onWindowState => sub { $dock_manager-> windowState( $_[1] ) }

   Events
       Command CLSID
           A generic event, triggered by a command widget when the user activates it. It can also
           be called by other means.

           CLSID is the widget identifier.

       CommandChange
           Called when "commands" property changes or "commands_enable" method is invoked.

       PanelChange
           Triggered when a panel is created or destroyed by the user.

       ToolbarChange
           Triggered when a toolbar is created, shown, hidden, or destroyed  by the user.

Prima::DockManager::S::SpeedButton

       The package simplifies creation of "Prima::SpeedButton" command widgets.

   Methods
       class IMAGE, CLSID, %PROFILE
           Builds a hash with parameters, ready to feed "Prima::DockManager::register_tool" for
           registering a "Prima::SpeedButton" class instance with PROFILE parameters.

           IMAGE is a path to a image file, loaded and stored in the registration hash.  IMAGE
           provides an extended syntax for indicating a frame index, if the image file is
           multiframed: the frame index is appended to the path name with ":" character prefix.

           CLSID scalar is not used; it is returned so the method result can directly be passed
           into "register_tool" method.

           Returns two scalars: CLSID and the registration hash.

           Example:

                   $dock_manager-> register_tool(
                           Prima::DockManager::S::SpeedButton::class( "myicon.gif:2",
                           q(CLSID::Logo), hint => 'Logo image' ));

AUTHOR

       Dmitry Karasik, <dmitry@karasik.eu.org>.

SEE ALSO

       Prima, Prima::Widget, Prima::Docks, examples/dock.pl