Tickit::Widget::Static - a widget displaying static text


 use Tickit;
 use Tickit::Widget::Static;

 my $hello = Tickit::Widget::Static->new(
    text   => "Hello, world",
    align  => "centre",
    valign => "middle",

 Tickit->new( root => $hello )->run;


This class provides a widget which displays a single piece of static text. The text may contain more than one line, separated by linefeed (\n) characters. No other control sequences are allowed in the string.


The default style pen is used as the widget pen.

Note that while the widget pen is mutable and changes to it will result in immediate redrawing, any changes made will be lost if the widget style is changed.


$static = Tickit::Widget::Static->new( %args )

Constructs a new Tickit::Widget::Static object.

Takes the following named arguments in addition to those taken by the base Tickit::Widget constructor:

text => STRING

The text to display


Optional. Defaults to 0.0 if unspecified.

valign => FLOAT|STRING

Optional. Defaults to 0.0 if unspecified.

on_click => CODE

Optional. Defaults to undef if unspecified.

For more details see the accessors below.


$text = $static->text

$static->set_text( $text )

Accessor for text property; the actual text on display in the widget

$align = $static->align

$static->set_align( $align )

Accessor for horizontal alignment value.

Gives a value in the range from 0.0 to 1.0 to align the text display within the window. If the window is larger than the width of the text, it will be aligned according to this value; with 0.0 on the left, 1.0 on the right, and other values inbetween.

See also Tickit::WidgetRole::Alignable.


Paul Evans <>