Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)Updated: 2009-02-24Local indexUp
Prima::HelpViewer - the built-in pod file browser
The module presents two packages, "Prima::HelpViewer"
and "Prima::PodViewWindow". Their sole purpose is to serve as a mediator
between "Prima::PodView" package, the toolkit help interface and the user.
"Prima::PodViewWindow" includes all the user functionality, including ( but
not limited to :) text search, color and font setup, printing etc.
"Prima::HelpViewer" provides two methods - "open" and "close", used by
"Prima::Application" for help viewer invocation.
The browser can be used to view and print POD
( plain old documentation ) files. See the command overview below for more
Presents a file selection dialog, when the user can select
a file to browse in the viewer. The file must contain POD content,
otherwise a warning is displayed.
Asks for a manpage, that is searched in PATH and the installation
Opens the new viewer window with the same context.
Commands in this group call external processes
p-class is Prima utility for displaying the widget class hierachies.
The command asks for Prima class to display the hierachy information
Provides a dialog, when the user can select the appropriate
printer device and its options.
Prints the current topic to the selected printer.
If ``Full text view'' menu item is checked, prints the whole manpage.
Closes the window.
Close all windows
Closes all help viewer windows.
Increases the currently selected font by 2 points.
Decreases the currently selected font by 2 points.
Full text view
If checked, the whole manpage is displayed. Otherwise,
its content is presented as a set of topic, and only one
topic is displayed.
Presents a find dialog, where the user can
select the text to search and the search options -
the search direction, scope, and others.
Starts search for the text, entered in the last find dialog,
with the same search options.
The following commands provide a simple vi-style text search functionality -
character keys ?,/,n,N bound to the commands below:
Presents an input line where a text can be entered; the text search is
performed parallel to the input.
Same as Forward option, except that the serach direction is backwards.
Repeat the search in the same direction as the initial search was being invoked.
Repeat the search in the reverse direction as the initial search was being invoked.
Presents a setup dialog, where the user can select appropriate fonts and colors.
Displays the previously visited manpage ( or topic )
Displays the previously visited manpage ( or topic ),
that was left via Back command.
Displays the upper level topic within a manpage.
Moves to the previous topic within a manpage.
Moves to the next topic within a manpage.
Displays the information about the help viewer.
Displays the information about the usage of the help viewer