Curses::UI::Dialog::Question − Pose a simple question to the user




use Curses::UI;
my $cui = new Curses::UI;
my $win = $cui−>add('window_id', 'Window');
# The hard way.
# −−−−−−−−−−−−−
my $dialog = $win−>add(
'mydialog', 'Dialog::Question',
−question => 'How super awesome are you?'
# The easy way (see Curses::UI documentation).
# −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−
my $value = $cui−>question(−question => 'How super awesome are you?');
# or even
my $awesomeness = $cui−>question('How super awesome are you?');


Curses::UI::Dialog::Question is a basic question dialog. This type of dialog has a message on it, a TextEntry answer box, and one or more buttons. It can be used to have a user enter some answer in response to a question.

See exampes/demo−widgets in the distribution for a short demo.


−title < TEXT >

Set the title of the dialog window to TEXT.

−question < TEXT >

This option sets the question to show to TEXT. The text may contain newline (\n) characters.

−buttons < ARRAYREF >

−selected < INDEX >

−buttonalignment < VALUE >

These options sets the buttons that have to be used. For an explanation of these options, see the Curses::UI::Buttonbox documentation.


new ( HASH )

layout ( )

draw ( BOOLEAN )

focus ( )

These are standard methods. See Curses::UI::Container for an explanation of these.

get ( )

This method will call get on the TextEntry object of the dialog and return its returnvalue. See Curses::UI::TextEntry for more information on this. If the cancel button was pressed, the return value will be undef.


Curses::UI, Curses::UI::Container, Curses::UI::Buttonbox


Copyright (c) 2004 Luke Closs <>. All rights reserved.

Maintained by Marcus Thiesen (

This package is free software and is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as perl itself.