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Curses::UI::Dialog::Question(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Curses::UI::Dialog::Question(3pm)


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.

2021-01-01 perl v5.32.0