Fl::Output - Text Display Widget


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


The Fl::Output class represents a widget that displays a single line of text.

When you set the value() , Fl::Output does a strcpy() to its own storage, which is useful for program-generated values. The user may select portions of the text using the mouse and paste the contents into other fields or programs.

There is a single subclass, Fl::MultilineOutput, which allows you to display multiple lines of text. Fl::Multiline::Output does not provide scroll bars. If a more complete text editing widget is needed, use Fl::TextDisplay instead.

The text may contain any characters except \0, and will correctly display anything, using ^X notation for unprintable control characters and \nnn notation for unprintable characters with the high bit set. It assumes the font can draw any characters in the ISO-Latin1 character set.


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


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