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NAME

       PerlPanel::MenuBase - a base class for PerlPanel menu applets.

SYNOPSIS

               package PerlPanel::Applet::MyMenu;
               use base 'PerlPanel::MenuBase';
               use strict;

               sub create_menu {

                       my $self = shift;

                       $self->menu->append($self->menu_item(
                               'Hello World!',
                               $icon,
                               sub { print "Hello World!\n" }
                       ));
                       return 1;
               }

               1;

DESCRIPTION

       "PerlPanel::MenuBase" is a base class that does as much as possible to abstract the nuts-
       and-bolts details of building a PerlPanel menu applet. If you use "PerlPanel::MenuBase" to
       write a menu applet, you don't need to worry about menu hierarchies or icons - all that's
       done for you. Instead to can concentrate on building your menu backend.

USAGE

       "PerlPanel::MenuBase" is a base class - that means, you must write a Perl module that
       inherits from it. The "use base" line in the example above is one way you can do this.
       Then you simply override the "configure()" and "create_menu()" methods with your own.

STANDARD METHODS

               $self->add_control_items;

       This method appends the standard set of PerlPanel control options to the menu. The menu
       will subsequently look like this:

               |                               |
               | ----------------------------- |
               | Lock Screen                   |
               | Run Program...                |
               | Take Screenshot...            |
               | ----------------------------- |
               | Shut Down...                  |
               | Reboot...                     |
               | ----------------------------- |
               | Configure...                  |
               | Close Panel                   |
               | Add To Panel                > |
               | ----------------------------- |
               | About...                      |
               +-------------------------------+

               my $item = $self->menu_item($label, $icon, $callback);

       This returns a ready-prepared Gtk2::ImageMenuItem. This method does a lot of hard work for
       you - $label is set as the text label for the item, and if defined, $callback is connected
       to the 'activate' signal.

       $icon can be either a file, a "Gtk::Gdk::Pixbuf", or a stock ID.  "menu_item" will
       automagically resize the icon to fit in with the rest of the menu.

               my $icon = $self->get_icon($string, $is_submenu_parent);

       This method is deprecated and is no longer available. Use PerlPanel::lookup_icon()
       instead.

SEE ALSO

       ·   perlpanel

       ·   perlpanel-applet-howto

       ·   Gtk2