#============================================================= -*-Perl-*-
#
# Template::Plugin::View
#
# DESCRIPTION
#   A user-definable view based on templates.  Similar to the concept of
#   a "Skin".
#
# AUTHOR
#   Andy Wardley   <abw@wardley.org>
#
# COPYRIGHT
#   Copyright (C) 2000-2007 Andy Wardley.  All Rights Reserved.
#
#   This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
#   modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
#
#============================================================================

package Template::Plugin::View;

use strict;
use warnings;
use base 'Template::Plugin';

our $VERSION = '3.009';

use Template::View;

#------------------------------------------------------------------------
# new($context, \%config)
#------------------------------------------------------------------------

sub new {
    my $class = shift;
    my $context = shift;
    my $view = Template::View->new($context, @_)
        || return $class->error($Template::View::ERROR);
    $view->seal();
    return $view;
}

1;

__END__


=head1 NAME

Template::Plugin::View - Plugin to create views (Template::View)

=head1 SYNOPSIS

    [% USE view(
            prefix = 'splash/'          # template prefix/suffix
            suffix = '.tt2'             
            bgcol  = '#ffffff'          # and any other variables you 
            style  = 'Fancy HTML'       # care to define as view metadata,
            items  = [ foo, bar.baz ]   # including complex data and
            foo    = bar ? baz : x.y.z  # expressions
    %]
    
    [% view.title %]                    # access view metadata
    
    [% view.header(title = 'Foo!') %]   # view "methods" process blocks or
    [% view.footer %]                   # templates with prefix/suffix added

=head1 DESCRIPTION

This plugin module creates L<Template::View> objects.  Views are an
experimental feature and are subject to change in the near future.
In the mean time, please consult L<Template::View> for further info.

=head1 AUTHOR

Andy Wardley E<lt>abw@wardley.orgE<gt> L<http://wardley.org/>

=head1 COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1996-2007 Andy Wardley.  All Rights Reserved.

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

=head1 SEE ALSO

L<Template::Plugin>, L<Template::View>, L<Template::Manual::Views>

=cut

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