Provided by: libtext-vcard-perl_2.10-1_all bug

NAME

       Text::vCard - a package to edit and create a single vCard (RFC 2426)

WARNING

       You probably want to start with Text::vCard::Addressbook, then this module.

       This is not backwards compatable with 1.0 or earlier versions!

       Version 1.1 was a complete rewrite/restructure, this should not happen again.

SYNOPSIS

         use Text::vCard;
         my $cards = Text::vCard->new({
               'asData_node' => $objects_node_from_asData,
         });

DESCRIPTION

       A vCard is an electronic business card.

       This package is for a single vCard (person / record / set of address information).  It
       provides an API to editing and creating vCards, or supplied a specific piece of the
       Text::vFile::asData results it generates a vCard with that content.

       You should really use Text::vCard::Addressbook as this handles creating vCards from an
       existing file for you.

METHODS

   new()
         use Text::vCard;

         my $new_vcard = Text::vCard->new();

         my $existing_vcard = Text::vCard->new({
               'asData_node' => $objects_node_from_asData,
         });

   add_node()
       my $address = $vcard->add_node({      'node_type' => 'ADR', });

       This creates a new address in the vCard which you can then call the address methods on.
       See below for what options are available.

       The node_type parameter must conform to the vCard spec format (e.g. ADR not address)

   get()
       The following method allows you to extract the contents from the vCard.

         # get all elements
         $nodes = $vcard->get('tel');

         # Just get the home address
         my $nodes = $vcard->get({
               'node_type' => 'addresses',
               'types' => 'home',
         });

         # get all phone number that matches serveral types
         my @types = qw(work home);
         my $nodes = $vcard->get({
               'node_type' => 'tel',
               'types' => \@types,
         });

       Either an array or array ref is returned, containing Text::vCard::Node objects.  If there
       are no results of 'node_type' undef is returned.

       Supplied with a scalar or an array ref the methods return a list of nodes of a type, where
       relevant. If any of the elements is the prefered element it will be returned as the first
       element of the list.

   get_simple_type()
       The following method is a convenience wrapper for accessing simple elements.

         $value = $vcard->get_simple_type('email', ['internet', 'work']);

       If multiple elements match, then only the first is returned.  If the object isn't found,
       or doesn't have a simple value, then undef is returned.

       The argument type may be ommitted, it can be a scalar, or it can be an array reference if
       multiple types are selected.

   nodes
         my $addresses = $vcard->get({ 'node_type' => 'address' });

         my $first_address = $addresses->[0];

         # get the value
         print $first_address->street();

         # set the value
         $first_address->street('Barney Rubble');

         # See if it is part of a group
         if($first_address->group()) {
               print 'Group: ' . $first_address->group();
         }

       According to the RFC the following 'simple' nodes should only have one element, this is
       not enforced by this module, so for example you can have multiple URL's if you wish.

   simple nodes
       For simple nodes, you can also access the first node in the following way:

         my $fn = $vcard->fullname();
         # or setting
         $vcard->fullname('new name');

       The node will be automatically created if it does not exist and you supplied a value.
       undef is returned if the node does not exist. Simple nodes can be called as all upper or
       all lowercase method names.

         vCard Spec: 'simple'    Alias
         --------------------    --------
         FN                      fullname
         BDAY                    birthday
         MAILER
         TZ                      timezone
         TITLE
         ROLE
         NOTE
         PRODID
         REV
         SORT-STRING
         UID
         URL
         CLASS
         EMAIL
         NICKNAME
         PHOTO
         version (lowercase only)

   more complex vCard nodes
         vCard Spec    Alias           Methods on object
         ----------    ----------      -----------------
         N             name (depreciated as conflicts with rfc, use moniker)
         N             moniker            'family','given','middle','prefixes','suffixes'
         ADR           addresses       'po_box','extended','street','city','region','post_code','country'
         GEO                           'lat','long'
         TEL           phones
         LABELS
         ORG                           'name','unit' (unit is a special case and will return an array reference)

         my $addresses = $vcard->get({ 'node_type' => 'addresses' });
         foreach my $address (@{$addresses}) {
               print $address->street();
         }

         # Setting values on an address element
         $addresses->[0]->street('The burrows');
         $addresses->[0]->region('Wimbeldon common');

         # Checking an address is a specific type
         $addresses->[0]->is_type('fax');
         $addresses->[0]->add_types('home');
         $addresses->[0]->remove_types('work');

   get_group()
         my $group_name = 'item1';
         my $node_type = 'X-ABLABEL';
         my $of_group = $vcard->get_group($group_name,$node_type);
         foreach my $label (@{$of_group}) {
               print $label->value();
         }

       This method takes one or two arguments. The group name (accessable on any node object by
       using $node->group() - not all nodes will have a group, indeed most vcards do not seem to
       use it) and optionally the types of node you with to have returned.

       Either an array or array reference is returned depending on the calling context, if there
       are no matches it will be empty.

BINARY METHODS

       These methods allow access to what are potentially binary values such as a photo or sound
       file.

       API still to be finalised.

   photo()
   sound()
   key()
   logo()
   get_lookup
       This method is used internally to lookup those nodes which have multiple elements, e.g.
       GEO has lat and long, N (name) has family, given, middle etc.

       If you wish to extend this package (for custom attributes), overload this method in your
       code

         sub my_lookup {
                       return \%my_lookup;
         }
         *Text::vCard::get_lookup = \&my_lookup;

       This has not been tested yet.

   get_of_type()
         my $list = $vcard->get_of_type($node_type,\@types);

       It is probably easier just to use the get() method, which inturn calls this method.

AUTHOR

       Leo Lapworth, LLAP@cuckoo.org

BUGS

       None that I'm aware of - export may not encode correctly.

Repository (git)

       http://github.com/ranguard/text-vcard, git://github.com/ranguard/text-vcard.git

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2005-2010 Leo Lapworth. All rights reserved.  This program is free software;
       you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

       Text::vCard::Addressbook, Text::vCard::Node