Fl::MultilineOutput - Display Widget for Multiple Lines of Text


    use Fl;
    my $output = Fl::MultilineOutput->new(0, 0, 100, 200, 'Hello, World!');


This widget is a subclass of Fl::Output that displays multiple lines of text.

It also displays tab characters as whitespace to the next column.

Note that this widget does not support scrollbars, or per-character color control.

If you are presenting large amounts of read-only text and need scrollbars, or full color control of characters, then use Fl::TextDisplay. If you want to display HTML text, use Fl::HelpView.


Fl::MultilineOutput inherits from Fl::Output, Fl::Input and Fl::Widget. On top of that, it exposes the following methods...


    my $text_a = Fl::MultilineOutput->new(0, 0, 250, 500, 'Important Stuff');
    my $text_b = Fl::MultilineOutput->new(0, 0, 250, 500);

The constructor creates a new widget using the given position, size, and label.

The widget's boxtype is FL_DOWN_BOX by default.

The destructor removes the widget.


Copyright (C) Sanko Robinson.

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


Sanko Robinson <>