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Revision as of 13:52, 21 May 2007

Contents

SuperKaramba API

This document descriptes the API documentation of the current development version of SuperKaramba. It is mostly identical with the stable API. However you can find the stable API here.

Bar

createBar

This creates a bar at x, y with width and height w, h.

Synopsis:
reference createBar(widget, x, y, w, h, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height
  • string image -- Path to image


Return Value:
Reference to new bar meter

deleteBar

This deletes the bar.

Synopsis:
boolean deleteBar(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
true if successful

getBarImage

Get the path to the bar image.

Synopsis:
string getBarImage(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
path to bar image

getBarMinMax

Returns possible min and max values of the bar.

Synopsis:
array getBarMinMax(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference bar -- bar


Return Value:
array with max & min values

getBarPos

Given a reference to a bar object, this will return a array containing the x and y coordinate of a bar object.

Synopsis:
array getBarPos(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
array with x and y coordinates

getBarSensor

Gets the current sensor string.

Synopsis:
string getBarSensor(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
sensor string

getBarSize

Given a reference to a bar object, this will return a array containing the height and width of the bar object.

Synopsis:
array getBarSize(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
array with width and height

getBarValue

Returns current bar value.

Synopsis:
integer getBarValue(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
value

getBarVertical

Check if bar is a vertical bar.

Synopsis:
boolean getBarVertical(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
true if vertical

getThemeBar

You can reference a bar in your python code that was created in the theme file. Basically, you just add a NAME= value to the BAR line in the .theme file. Then if you want to use that object, instead of calling createBar(), you can call this function. The name you pass to the function is the same one that you gave it for the NAME= parameter in the .theme file.

Synopsis:
reference getThemeBar(widget, name)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string name -- name of the bar in the theme file


Return Value:
reference to bar

hideBar

This hides an bar. In other words, during subsequent calls to widgetUpdate(), this bar will not be drawn.

Synopsis:
boolean hideBar(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
true if successful

moveBar

This will move the bar to new x and y coordinates.

Synopsis:
boolean moveBar(widget, bar, x, y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate


Return Value:
boolean (true if successful)

resizeBar

This will resize bar to new height and width.

Synopsis:
boolean resizeBar(widget, bar, w, h)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar
  • integer w -- new width
  • integer h -- new height


Return Value:
true if successful

setBarImage

Use the image in path for the background as the bar

Synopsis:
boolean setBarImage(widget, bar, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar
  • string image -- path to the new image


Return Value:
true if successful

setBarMinMax

Returns current bar value.

Synopsis:
boolean setBarMinMax(widget, bar, min, max)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar
  • integer min -- min value
  • integer max -- max value


Return Value:
true if successful

setBarSensor

Sets the sensor string of the bar.

Synopsis:
boolean setBarSensor(widget, bar, sensor)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar
  • string sensor -- new sensor string as in theme files


Return Value:
true if successful

setBarValue

Sets current bar value.

Synopsis:
reference setBarValue(widget, bar, value)

Arguments:

  • long widget -- karamba
  • long bar -- pointer to bar
  • long value -- new value


Return Value:
reference to bar

setBarVertical

Set bar vertical

Synopsis:
boolean setBarVertical(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar
  • boolean vertical -- true to draw the bar vertically


Return Value:
true if successful

showBar

This shows an bar. In other words, during subsequent calls to widgetUpdate(), this bar will be drawn.

Synopsis:
boolean showBar(widget, bar)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to bar -- bar


Return Value:
true if successful


Config

addMenuConfigOption

SuperKaramba supports a simplistic configuration pop-up menu. This menu appears when you right-click on a widget and choose Configure Theme. Basically, it allows you to have check-able entries in the menu to allow the user to enable or disable features in your theme. Before you use any configuration menu stuff, you NEED to add a new callback to your script: def menuOptionChanged(widget, key, value): This will get called whenever a config menu option is changed. Now you can add items to the config menu: addMenuConfigOption(widget, String key, String name) Key is the name of a key value where the value will be saved automatically into the widget's config file. Name is the actual text that will show up in the config menu. For example, I could allow the user to enable or disable a clock showing up in my theme: karamba.addMenuConfigOption(widget, "showclock", "Display a clock")

Synopsis:
boolean addMenuConfigOption(widget, key, name)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string key -- key for menu item
  • string name -- name of the graph to get


Return Value:
true if successful

readConfigEntry

This function reads an entry from the config file with the given key.

Synopsis:
string readConfigEntry(widget, key, value)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string key -- key for config item


Return Value:
config value for key

readMenuConfigOption

This returns whether or not the given option is checked in the theme's Configure Theme menu. See addMenuConfigOption() for a more detailed explanation.

Synopsis:
boolean readMenuConfigOption(widget, key)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string key -- key for menu item


Return Value:
false is returned if it is not checked and true is returned if it is.

setMenuConfigOption

This sets whether or not the given option is checked in the theme's Configure Theme menu. Value should be false if key should not be checked and true if key should be checked. See addMenuConfigOption() for a more detailed explanation.

Synopsis:
boolean setMenuConfigOption(widget, key, value)

Arguments:

  • referencce to widget -- karamba
  • string key -- key for menu item
  • boolean value -- true for checked


Return Value:
true if successful

writeConfigEntry

SuperKaramba automatically supports configuration files for each theme. These files will be saved in /your/home/dir/.superkaramba/ and will be named themenamerc where themename is the name of the theme. This function writes an entry into the config file with the given key and value. For example, to save my favorite color, I would do karamba.writeConfigEntry(widget, "FavColor", "Red")

Synopsis:
boolean writeConfigEntry(widget, key, value)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string key -- key for config item
  • string value -- config value


Return Value:
true if successful

Graph

createGraph

This creates a graph at x, y with width and height.

Synopsis:
reference createGraph(widget, x, y, width, height, points)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height
  • integer points -- Number of points in graph


Return Value:
reference to new graph meter

deleteGraph

This deletes graph.

Synopsis:
boolean deleteGraph(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
true if successful

getGraphColor

Gets the current graph color components.

Synopsis:
array getGraphColor(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
(red, green, blue, alpha)

getGraphMinMax

Returns current graph minimal and maximal values.

Synopsis:
array getGraphMinMax(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
max and min values

getGraphPos

Given a reference to a graph object, this will return an array containing the x and y coordinates of the graph object.

Synopsis:
array getGraphPos(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
x and y coordinates

getGraphSensor

Gets the current sensor string of the graph.

Synopsis:
string getGraphSensor(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
sensor string

getGraphSize

Given a reference to a graph object, this will return an array containing the height and width of a graph object.

Synopsis:
array getGraphSize(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
width and height of the graph

getGraphValue

Returns current graph value.

Synopsis:
integer getGraphValue(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
value

getThemeGraph

You can reference graph in your python code that was created in the theme file. Basically, you just add a NAME= value to the GRAPH line in the .theme file. Then if you want to use that object, instead of calling createGraph(), you can call this function. The name you pass to the function is the same one that you gave it for the NAME= parameter in the .theme file.

Synopsis:
reference getThemeGraph(widget, name)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string name -- name of the graph in the theme file


Return Value:
reference to graph

hideGraph

This hides a graph. In other words, during subsequent calls to widgetUpdate(), this graph will not be drawn.

Synopsis:
boolean hideGraph(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
true if successful

moveGraph

This will move the graph to the new x and y coordinates.

Synopsis:
boolean moveGraph(widget, graph, x, y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate


Return Value:
true if successful

resizeGraph

This will resize graph to new height and width.

Synopsis:
boolean resizeGraph(widget, graph, width, height)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph
  • integer width -- new width
  • integer height -- new height


Return Value:
true if successful

setGraphColor

Sets current graph color.

Synopsis:
boolean setGraphColor(widget, graph, red, green, blue, alpha=255)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- pointer to graph
  • integer red -- red component of color
  • integer green -- green component of color
  • integer blue -- blue component of color
  • integer alpha -- alpha component of color (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

setGraphMinMax

Sets the graphs min and max values.

Synopsis:
boolean setGraphMinMax(widget, graph, min, max)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph
  • integer min -- min value
  • integer max -- max value


Return Value:
true if successful

setGraphSensor

Sets current sensor string of the graph.

Synopsis:
boolean setGraphSensor(widget, graph, sensor)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph
  • string sensor -- new sensor string as in theme files


Return Value:
true if successful

setGraphValue

Sets current graph value.

Synopsis:
reference setGraphValue(widget, graph, value)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph
  • integer value -- new value


Return Value:
reference to graph

showGraph

This shows a graph. In other words, during subsequent calls to widgetUpdate(), this graph will be drawn.

Synopsis:
boolean showGraph(widget, graph)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to graph -- graph


Return Value:
true if successful

Image

addImageTooltip

This creats a tooltip for image with text. Note:

  • If you move the image, the tooltip does not move! It stays! Do not

create a tooltip if the image is off-screen because you will not be able to ever see it.

Synopsis:
boolean addImageTooltip(widget, image, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • string text -- tooltip text


Return Value:
true if successful

changeImageChannelIntensity

Changes the "intensity" of the image color channel, which is similar to it's brightness.

Synopsis:
boolean changeImageChannelIntensity(widget, image, ratio, channel, millisec)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • decimal ratio -- -1.0 to 1.0 (dark to bright)
  • string channel -- color channel (red|green|blue)
  • integer millisec -- milliseconds before the image is restored (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeImageIntensity

Changes the "intensity" of the image, which is similar to it's brightness. ratio is a floating point number from -1.0 to 1.0 that determines how much to brighten or darken the image. Millisec specifies how long in milliseconds before the image is restored to it's original form. This is useful for "mouse over" type animations. Using 0 for millisec disables this feature and leaves the image permanently affected.

Synopsis:
boolean changeImageIntensity(widget, image, ratio, millisec)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • decimal ratio -- -1.0 to 1.0 (dark to bright)
  • integer millisec -- milliseconds before the image is restored (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeImageToGray

Turns the given image into a grayscale image. Millisec specifies how long in milliseconds before the image is restored to it's original form. This is useful for "mouse over" type animations. Using 0 for millisec disables this feature and leaves the image permanently affected.

Synopsis:
boolean changeImageToGray(widget, image, millisec)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • integer millisec -- milliseconds before the image is restored (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeImageToAlpha

This will make the image transparent with the given alpha value. Additionally a color (red, green, blue) can be made completely transparent. This function also allows a combination of both effects. Using 0 for millisec disables this feature and leaves the image permanently affected.

Synopsis:
boolean changeImageToAlpha(widget, image, alpha, red=-1, green=-1, blue=-1, millisec=-1)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • integer alpha -- alpha value to use
  • integer red -- red component of color (optional)
  • integer green -- green component of color (optional)
  • integer blue -- blue component of color (optional)
  • integer millisec -- milliseconds before the image is restored (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

createBackgroundImage

This creates an background image on your widget at x, y. The filename should be given as the path parameter. In theory the image could be local or could be a url. It works just like adding an image in your theme file. You will need to save the return value to be able to call other functions on your image, such as moveImage()

Synopsis:
reference createBackgroundImage(widget, x, y, w, h, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • string image -- path to the image for the background


Return Value:
reference to new image meter

createImage

This creates an image on your widget at x, y. The filename should be given as the path parameter. In theory the image could be local or could be a url. It works just like adding an image in your theme file. You will need to save the return value to be able to call other functions on your image, such as moveImage()

Synopsis:
reference createImage(widget, x, y, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • string image -- image for the imagelabel


Return Value:
reference to new image meter

createEmptyImage

This creates an empty image on your widget at x, y. The empy image allows you to draw the contents with the setPixel() function without loading an image first.

Synopsis:
reference createEmptyImage(widget, x, y, w, h)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • integer w -- width of the image
  • integer h -- height of the image


Return Value:
reference to new image meter

createTaskIcon

This creates a task image at x, y.

Synopsis:
reference createTaskIcon(widget, x, y, ctask)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • integer task -- task


Return Value:
reference to new image meter

deleteImage

This removes the image from the widhet. Please do not call functions on "image" after calling deleteImage, as it does not exist anymore and that could cause crashes in some cases.

Synopsis:
boolean deleteImage(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
true if successful

getImageHeight

This returns the height of an image. This is useful if you have rotated an image and its size changed, so you do not know how big it is anymore.

Synopsis:
integer getImageHeight(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
height of the image

getImagePath

Returns the current image path.

Synopsis:
string getImagePath(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
path

getImagePos

Given a reference to a image object, this will return a tuple containing the x and y coordinate of a image object.

Synopsis:
array getImagePos(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
x and y coordinates of the image

getImageSensor

Gets the current sensor string.

Synopsis:
string getImageSensor(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
sensor string

getImageSize

Given a reference to a image object, this will return an array containing the height and width of a image object.

Synopsis:
array getImageSize(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
height and width of the image

getImageWidth

This returns the width of an image. This is useful if you have rotated an image and its size changed, so you do not know how big it is anymore.

Synopsis:
integer getImageWidth(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
width of the image

getThemeImage

You can reference an image in your python code that was created in the .theme file. Basically, you just add a NAME= value to the IMAGE line in the .theme file. Then if you want to use that object, instead of calling createImage(), you can call this function. The name you pass to the function is the same one that you gave it for the NAME= parameter in the .theme file.

Synopsis:
long getThemeImage(widget, name)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string name -- name of the image in the theme files


Return Value:
reference to image

hideImage

This hides an image. In other words, during subsequent calls to widgetUpdate(), this image will not be drawn.

Synopsis:
boolean hideImage(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
true if successful

moveImage

This moves an image to a new x, y relative to your widget. In other words, (0,0) is the top corner of your widget, not the screen. The imageToMove parameter is a reference to the image to move that you saved as the return value from createImage()

Synopsis:
boolean moveImage(widget, image, x, y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate


Return Value:
true if successful

removeImageEffects

If you have called image effect commands on your image (ex: changeImageIntensity(), you can call this to restore your image to it's original form.

Synopsis:
boolean removeImageEffects(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
true if successful

removeImageTransformations

If you have rotated or resized your image, you can call this function to restore your image to its original form.

Synopsis:
boolean removeImageTransformations(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
true if successful

resizeImage

This resizes your image to width, height. The image parameter is a reference to an image that you saved as the return value from createImage()

Synopsis:
boolean resizeImage(widget, image, w, h)

Arguments:

  • reference widget -- karamba
  • reference image -- image
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height


Return Value:
true if successful

resizeImageSmooth

DEPRECATED: resizeImage() now allows the user to pick whether to use fast or smooth resizing from the SuperKaramba menu - This resizes your image to width, height. The imageToResize parameter is a reference to an image that you saved as the return value from createImage() In version 0.50 and later this function works exactly as resizeImage().

Synopsis:
boolean resizeImageSmooth(widget, image, w, h)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height


Return Value:
true if successful

rotateImage

This rotates your image to by the specified amount of degrees. The The image parameter is a reference to an image that you saved as the return value from createImage()

Synopsis:
long rotateImage(widget, image, deg)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • integer deg -- degrees to rotate


Return Value:
true if successful

setImagePath

This will change image of a image widget.

Synopsis:
reference setImagePath(widget, image, path)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • string path -- new path of the image


Return Value:
reference to the image

setImageSensor

Sets the current sensor string.

Synopsis:
long setImageSensor(widget, image, sensor)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • string sensor -- new sensor string as in theme files


Return Value:
true if successful

showImage

This shows a previously hidden image. It does not actually refresh the image on screen. That is what redrawWidget() does.

Synopsis:
boolean showImage(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
true if successful

setPixel

This sets the pixel in the image at the positon x, y to the color r, g, b with the alpha channel a. You can use this function to draw your own images with your theme script.

Synopsis:
boolean setPixel(widget, image, x, y, r, g, b, a=255)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • integer x -- x coordinate of the pixel
  • integer y -- y coordinate of the pixel
  • integer r -- red component of color
  • integer g -- green component of color
  • integer b -- blue component of color
  • integer a -- alpha component of color (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeImageAnimation

This function can be used to enable or disable animations in an SVG image. The animation is on by default.

Synopsis:
boolean changeImageAnimation(widget, image, enable)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • boolean enable -- enable or disable animations


Return Value:
true if successful

getImageAnimation

This function returns if the animation of an SVG image is currently activated.

Synopsis:
boolean getImageAnimation(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
true if animation is activated or false if it is deactivated or not an SVG image.

setImageElement

This function will only draw the named element of an SVG image.

Synopsis:
boolean setImageElement(widget, image, element)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image
  • string element -- ID of the element to draw


Return Value:
true if the element is available or false if it is not an SVG image.

resetImageElement

This function reset a previous set element. A call to this function will result in a completly drawn SVG image.

Synopsis:
boolean resetImageElement(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
true if successful

getImageElement

This function returns the ID of the currently drawn element of an SVG image.

Synopsis:
string getImageElement(widget, image)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to image -- image


Return Value:
ID of the element or empty string if the image is not an SVG image or the complete SVG image is drawn.

Input Box

changeInputBox

This function will change the contents of a input box widget.

Synopsis:
reference changeInputBox(widget, inputBox, value)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box
  • string value -- new text of the input box


Return Value:
reference to input box

changeInputBoxBackgroundColor

This will change the background color of a Input Box widget. InputBox is the reference to the text object to change r, g, b are ints from 0 to 255 that represent red, green, blue and the alpha channel.

Synopsis:
reference changeInputBoxBackgroundColor(widget, inputBox, r, g, b, a=255)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box
  • integer red -- red component of color
  • integer green -- green component of color
  • integer blue -- blue component of color
  • integer alpha -- alpha component of color (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeInputBoxFont

This will change the font of a Input Box widget. InputBox is the reference to the Input Box object to change. Font is a string with the name of the font to use.

Synopsis:
boolean changeInputBoxFont(widget, inputBox, font)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- inputBox
  • string font -- font name


Return Value:
true if successful

changeInputBoxFontColor

This will change the color of a text of a Input Box widget. InputBox is the reference to the text object to change r, g, b are ints from 0 to 255 that represent red, green, blue and the alpha channel.

Synopsis:
boolean changeInputBoxFontColor(widget, inputBox, r, g, b, a=255)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box
  • integer red -- red component of color
  • integer green -- green component of color
  • integer blue -- blue component of color
  • integer alpha -- alpha component of color (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeInputBoxFontSize

This will change the font size of a Input Box widget. InputBox is the reference to the text object to change. Size is the new font point size.

Synopsis:
boolean changeInputBoxFontSize(widget, text, size)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box
  • integer size -- new font size for text


Return Value:
true if successful

changeInputBoxFrameColor

This will change the frame color of a Input Box widget. InputBox is the reference to the text object to change r, g, b are ints from 0 to 255 that represent red, green, blue and the alpha channel.

Synopsis:
boolean changeInputBoxFrameColor(widget, inputBox, r, g, b, a=255)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box
  • integer red -- red component of color
  • integer green -- green component of color
  • integer blue -- blue component of color
  • integer alpha -- alpha component of color (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeInputBoxSelectedTextColor

This will change the selected text color of a Input Box widget. InputBox is the reference to the text object to change r, g, b are ints from 0 to 255 that represent red, green, blue and the alpha channel.

Synopsis:
boolean changeInputBoxSelectedTextColor(widget, inputBox, r, g, b, a=255)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box
  • integer red -- red component of color
  • integer green -- green component of color
  • integer blue -- blue component of color
  • integer alpha -- alpha component of color (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeInputBoxSelectionColor

This will change the color of the selection of a Input Box widget. InputBox is the reference to the text object to change r, g, b are ints from 0 to 255 that represent red, green, blue and teh alpha channel.

Synopsis:
boolean changeInputBoxSelectionColor(widget, inputBox, r, g, b, a=255)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box
  • integer red -- red component of color
  • integer green -- green component of color
  • integer blue -- blue component of color
  • integer alpha -- alpha component of color (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

clearInputFocus

Releases the input focus from the Input Box.

Synopsis:
boolean clearInputFocus(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- pointer to Input Box


Return Value:
true if successful

createInputBox

This creates a new Input Box at x, y with width and height w, h. You need to save the return value of this function to call other functions on your Input Box field, such as changeInputBox(). The karamba widget is automatically set active, to allow user interactions.

Synopsis:
reference createInputBox(widget, x, y, w, h, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height
  • string text -- text for the Input Box


Return Value:
reference to new Input Box

deleteInputBox

This removes the Input Box object from the widget. Please do not call functions of the Input Box after calling deleteInputBox, as it does not exist anymore and that could cause crashes in some cases. The karamba widget ist automatically set passive, when no more Input Boxes are on the karamba widget.

Synopsis:
boolean deleteInputBox(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference widget -- InputBox


Return Value:
true if successful

getInputBoxBackgroundColor

Gets the current background color of a Input Box

Synopsis:
array getInputBoxBackgroundColor(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
(red, green, blue, alpha)

getInputBoxFont

Gets the current Input Box font name

Synopsis:
string getInputBoxFont(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
font name

getInputBoxFontColor

Gets the current text color of a Input Box

Synopsis:
array getInputBoxFontColor(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
(red, green, blue, alpha)

getInputBoxFontSize

Gets the current text font size.

Synopsis:
integer getInputBoxFontSize(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
text font size

getInputBoxFrameColor

Gets the current frame color of a Input Box

Synopsis:
array getInputBoxFrameColor(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
(red, green, blue, alpha)

getInputBoxPos

Given a reference to a Input Box object, this will return an array containing the x and y coordinate of an Input Box.

Synopsis:
array getInputBoxPos(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
x and y coordinates of the inputBox

getInputBoxSelectedTextColor

Gets the current selected text color of a Input Box.

Synopsis:
array getInputBoxSelectedTextColor(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- pointer to Input Box


Return Value:
(red, green, blue, alpha)

getInputBoxSelectionColor

Gets the current selection color of a Input Box

Synopsis:
array getInputBoxSelectionColor(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
(red, green, blue, alpha)

getInputBoxSize

Given a reference to a Input Box object, this will return an array containing the height and width of a Input Box object.

Synopsis:
array getInputBoxSize(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
width and hight of the input box

getInputBoxValue

Returns current Input Box text.

Synopsis:
string getInputBoxValue(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
input box text

getInputFocus

Gets the Input Box that is currently focused.

Synopsis:
boolean getInputFocus(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
the input box or 0

getThemeInputBox

You can reference text in your python code that was created in the theme file. Basically, you just add a NAME= value to the INPUT line in the .theme file. Then if you want to use that object, instead of calling createInputBox(), you can call this function. The name you pass to the function is the same one that you gave it for the NAME= parameter in the .theme file.

Synopsis:
reference getThemeInputBox(widget, name)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string name -- name of the Input Box in the theme file


Return Value:
reference to Input Box

hideInputBox

Hides a Input Box that is visible.

Synopsis:
boolean hideInputBox(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
true if successful

moveInputBox

This moves a Input Box object to a new x, y relative to your widget. In other words, (0,0) is the top corner of your widget, not the screen.

Synopsis:
long moveInputBox(widget, inputBox, x, y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate


Return Value:
true if successful

resizeInputBox

This will resize Input Box to the new height and width.

Synopsis:
boolean resizeInputBox(widget, inputBox, w, h)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • referenc to inputBox -- Input Box
  • integer w -- new width
  • integer h -- new height


Return Value:
true if successful

setInputFocus

Sets the input focus to the Input Box.

Synopsis:
boolean setInputFocus(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
true if successful

showInputBox

Shows Input Box that has been hidden with hideInputBox()

Synopsis:
boolean showInputBox(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
true if successful

getInputBoxTextWidth

Gets the width of the complete text of the Input Box.

Synopsis:
integer getInputBoxTextWidth(widget, input)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- Input Box


Return Value:
The text width or -1

changeInputBoxSelection

This will set the selection of the input box. The range can be set by the start cursor position and the length of the selection. Both arguments are counted in characters and not pixel.

Synopsis:
boolean changeInputBoxSelection(widget, inputBox, start, length)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- inputBox
  • integer start -- start of the selection
  • integer length -- length of the selection


Return Value:
true if successful

getInputBoxSelection

This will return the selection of the input box. If no selection was made in the input box (-1, 0) will be returned for the start and length of the selection.

Synopsis:
array getInputBoxSelection(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- inputBox


Return Value:
array with the selection start and length in characters

clearInputBoxSelection

This will clear the selection of the input box.

Synopsis:
boolean getInputBoxSelection(widget, inputBox)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to inputBox -- inputBox


Return Value:
true if successful

Menu

addMenuItem

This adds an entry to the given menu with label text and with given icon. Icon can be just an application name in which case the user's current icon set is used, or can be a path to a 16x16 png file. The function returns the reference to the menu item, which identifies that popup menu item uniquely among popupmenu items application-wide or returns 0 if the given menu doesn't exist.

Synopsis:
reference addMenuItem(widget, menu, text, icon)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to menu -- menu
  • string text -- text for menu item
  • string icon -- icon name or path


Return Value:
reference to the menu item

addMenuSeparator

This adds an menu separator to the given menu.

Synopsis:
reference addMenuSeparator(widget, menu)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to menu -- menu


Return Value:
reference to the separator

createMenu

This creates an empty popup menu and returns a reference to the menu.

Synopsis:
reference createMenu(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
reference to menu

deleteMenu

This deletes the referenced menu if that menu exists.

Synopsis:
boolean deleteMenu(widget, menu)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to menu -- pointer to menu


Return Value:
true if menu existed and was deleted, returns false otherwise.

popupMenu

This pops up the given menu at the given co-ordinates. The co-ordinates are relative to the widget, not the screen. You can use negative co-ordinates to make a menu appear to the right of or above your theme.

Synopsis:
boolean popupMenu(widget, menu, x, y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to menu -- menu
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate


Return Value:
true if the menu existed and was popped up, returns false otherwise.

removeMenuItem

This removes the menu if it exists.

Synopsis:
boolean removeMenuItem(widget, menu, id)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to menu -- pointer to menu
  • reference to menu item -- menu item


Return Value:
1 if the menu item existed and was removed or returns zero otherwise.

Misc

acceptDrops

Calling this enables your widget to receive Drop events. In other words, the user will be able to drag icons from his/her desktop and drop them on your widget. The "itemDropped" callback is called as a result with the data about the icon that was dropped on your widget. This allows, for example, icon bars where items are added to the icon bar by Drag and Drop.

Synopsis:
boolean acceptDrops(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
true if successful

attachClickArea

It is possible to attach a clickarea to a meter (image or text field), which is moved and resized correctly if the meter is moved or resized. There is also a callback meterClicked(widget, meter, button) which is called whenever a meter is clicked (if something is attached to it). Given an Image or a TextLabel, this call makes it clickable. When a mouse click is detected, the callback meterClicked is called. lB, mB, and rB are strings that specify what command is executed when this meter is clicked with the left mouse button, middle mouse button, and right mouse button respectively. If given, the appropriate command is executed when the mouse click is received. The keyword arguments are all optional. If command is an empty string nothing is executed. For now the command given to RightButton has obviosly no effect (because that brings up the SuperKaramba menu).

Synopsis:
boolean attachClickArea(widget, meter, lB, mB, rB)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to meter -- meter
  • string lB -- command to left mouse button
  • string mB -- command to middle mouse button
  • string rB -- command to right mouse button


Return Value:
true if successful

callTheme

Calls a theme - identified by the pretty name - and passes it a string to it. This will work, despite superkaramba being multithreaded, because it uses the DBus interface to contact the other theme. If you need to pass complex arguments (dictionaries, lists etc.) then use the python "repr" and "eval" functions to marshall and unmarshall the data structure.

Synopsis:
boolean callTheme(widget, theme, info)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string theme -- pretty theme name
  • string info -- a string containing the info to be passed to the theme


Return Value:
true if successful

changeInterval

This function changes your widget's refresh rate (ms)

Synopsis:
boolean changeInterval(widget, interval)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer interval -- interval, in ms


Return Value:
true if successful

createClickArea

This creates a clickable area at x, y with width and height w, h. When this area is clicked, cmd_to_run will be executed. The mouse will change over this area.

Synopsis:
reference createClickArea(widget, x, y, w, h, cmdToRun)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height
  • string cmdToRun -- command to be run


Return Value:
reference to the new click area

createServiceClickArea

This creates a clickable area at x, y with width and height w, h. When this area is clicked, cmd_to_run will be executed. The mouse will change to the clickable icon when over this area. For more information on the difference between createClickArea() and createServiceClickArea, see the KDE documentation about KService, and the difference between KRun::run() and KRun::runCommand.

Synopsis:
reference createServiceClickArea(widget, x, y, w, h, name_of_command, cmd_to_run, icon_to_display)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height
  • string name_of_command -- name to be displayed
  • string cmd_to_run -- command to be run()
  • string icon_to_display -- name of icon to be displayed


Return Value:
reference to the new click area

execute

This command simply executes a program or command on the system. This is just for convience (IE you could accomplish this directly through python, but sometimes threading problems crop up that way). The only option is a string containing the command to execute.

Synopsis:
integer execute(command)

Arguments:

  • string command -- command to execute


Return Value:
process id of the executed command

executeInteractive

This command executes a program or command on the system. Additionally it allows you to get any text that the program outputs. Futhermore, it won't freeze up your widget while the command executes. To use it, call executeInteractive with the reference to your widget and a list of command options. The array is simply a list that contains the command as the first entry, and each option as a separate list entry. Output from the command is returned via the commandOutput callback. The command returns the process number of the command. This is useful if you want to run() more than one program at a time. The number will allow you to figure out which program is outputting in the commandOutput callback. Example: Run the command "ls -la *.zip" myCommand = ["ls", "-la", "*.zip"] karamba.executeInteractive(widget, myCommand)

Synopsis:
integer executeInteractive(widget, command)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • list command -- command to execute()


Return Value:
process id of the executed command

getIncomingData

Obtains the last data received by any other theme that set the "incoming data" of this theme. This isn't particularly sophisticated and could benefit from the data being placed in an FIFO queue instead.

Synopsis:
string getIncomingData(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
string containing the last information received from setIncomingData()

getIp

Gets the current IP address of the interface_name interface.

Synopsis:
string getIp(widget, interface_name)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string interface_name -- name of the interface


Return Value:
ip address as string

getNumberOfDesktop

Returns number of desktops

Synopsis:
integer getNumberOfDesktop(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
number of desktops

getPrettyThemeName

When a theme is created (with openNamedTheme()), there is an option to give the theme an alternative name. This is useful if you open several widgets from the same theme: you need to give them unique names in order to contact them (for example, with callTheme() or with setIncomingData()

Synopsis:
string getPrettyName(theme)

Arguments:

  • string theme -- path to new theme


Return Value:
the pretty name of the theme

getServiceGroups

This function returns a list of services and service groups that are in the user's KDE Menu. It is not a recursive function, so if there are submenus (service groups) in the returned results, you must call getServiceGroups with the path of the submenu in order to obtain the information in that submenu. The return result is complex: it's a list of tuples. The tuple contains two elements - a 1 if the second element is a service, and a 0 if it's a service group. The second element is a dictionary, with keys (if they exist) of caption, comment, icon, and relpath if it's a service group, and keys (if they exist) of exec, menuid, name, path, icon, library, comment, type and genericname. To fully understand the return results of this function, it is thoroughly recommended that you look up the KDE documentation on KServiceGroup and KService.

Synopsis:
list getServiceGroups(widget, path)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string path -- path to the Service Group you wish to retrieve


Return Value:
List of Dictionaries of services and service groups

getThemePath

Returns a string containing the directory where your theme was loaded from. The as argument passed widget instance is optional and if not defined, the current karamba-widget will be used.

Synopsis:
string getThemePath(widget)

Arguments:

  • Optional reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
path to theme

getUpdateTime

Returns the last stored update time. Intended for use so that the next refresh interval can work out how long ago the mouse was last moved over the widget.

Synopsis:
decimal getUpdateTime(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
last stored update time (from setUpdateTime())

hide

Hides the widget.

Synopsis:
boolean hide(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
true if successful

language

Returns a string containing the default language of a translation file.

Synopsis:
string language(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
default language or empty string if no translation files found.

managementPopup

The right click menu of SuperKaramba allows themes to be loaded, closed, moved to other screens. If you want this popup menu to appear, call this function.

Synopsis:
boolean managementPopup(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
true if successful

openNamedTheme

Opens a new theme, giving it a pretty (alternative and by your own choice _unique_) name. If you do not want the theme to be loaded when SuperKaramba is first started up (but instead want it to only be opened by this function call) then set is_sub_theme to 1. Themes opened with openNamedTheme will be unique. If a theme with the same pretty name already exists, openNamedTheme will have no effect. If you want duplicate themes (and a bit of a mess), use openTheme(), instead.

Synopsis:
reference openNamedTheme(theme, pretty_name, is_sub_theme)

Arguments:

  • string theme -- path to new theme
  • string pretty_name -- the name to be associated with the new widget
  • boolean is_sub_theme -- sets persistence (save state) of the theme


Return Value:
reference to the new widget

openTheme

Opens a new theme.

Synopsis:
reference openTheme(theme)

Arguments:

  • string theme -- path to theme that will be opened


Return Value:
reference to the new widget

readThemeFile

Returns a string with the contents of the theme file

Synopsis:
string readThemeFile(widget, file)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string file -- name of the file to read


Return Value:
file contents

reloadTheme

Reloads the current theme.

Synopsis:
boolean reloadTheme(theme)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
true if successful

removeClickArea

This function deletes a clickable area.

Synopsis:
boolean removeClickArea(widget, clickarea)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to clickarea -- click area


Return Value:
true if successful

run

This command simply executes a program or command on the system. The difference between run and execute() is that run takes arguments, and the name of the icon to be displayed.

Synopsis:
boolean run(name, command, icon, list_of_args)

Arguments:

  • string name -- name to be displayed
  • string command -- command to execute()
  • string icon -- name of icon to be displayed
  • string list_of_args -- arguments to be passed to the command


Return Value:
true if successful

setIncomingData

Contacts a theme - identified by the pretty name - and stores a string to be associated with the remote theme. The difference between setIncomingData and callTheme() is that the theme is not notified by setIncomingData that the data has arrived. Previous information, if any, is overwritten. Use getIncomingData() to retrieve the last stored information. setIncomingData is not very sophisticated, and could benefit from having info passed to it put into a queue, instead of being overwritten.

Synopsis:
boolean setIncomingData(widget, theme, info)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string theme -- path to theme to have information passed to it.
  • string info -- a string containing the info to be passed to the theme


Return Value:
true if successful

setUpdateTime

Sets the update time. Intended for use so that the next refresh interval can work out how long ago the mouse was last moved over the widget.

Synopsis:
boolean getUpdateTime(widget, updated_time)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer updated_time -- the update time to be associated with the widget


Return Value:
true if successful

show

Shows the widget.

Synopsis:
boolean show(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
true if successful

toggleShowDesktop

This shows/hides the current desktop just like the Show Desktop button on kicker. Basically, it minimizes all the windows on the current desktop. Call it once to show the desktop and again to hide it.

Synopsis:
boolean toggleShowDesktop(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
true if successful

translateAll

Moves all widgets within a theme in a particular direction relative from the previous spot without moving the parent theme widget.

Synopsis:
boolean translateAll(widget, relative_x, relative_y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer translate_x -- move horizontally
  • integer translate_y -- move vertically


Return Value:
true if successful

userLanguage

Returns a string containing the global KDE user language.

Synopsis:
string userLanguage(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
user language or empty string

userLanguages

Returns an array containing the language name abbreviations for the preferred interface languages user chose for KDE session in Region & Language settings. Having the whole array of preferred languages available is important for cases when you cannot provide interface translation for the 1st preferred language, but can for consecutive languages. (Implemented in version 0.42.)

Synopsis:
array userLanguages(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
list (array) with user languages in the order of preference.

wantRightButton

The right click menu of SuperKaramba allows themes to be loaded, closed, moved to other screens. Not all themes will want the right click menu. Call karamba.wantRightButton(widget, 1) if you want to receive MouseUpdate button notifications.

Synopsis:
boolean wantRightButton(widget, want_receive_right_button)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • boolean want_receive_right_button -- whether the widget will receive right clicks


Return Value:
true if successful

version

Returns the (API) version of the running SuperKaramba. his allows theme writers to use new functionality with keeping backward compatibility.

Synopsis:
array version()
Return Value:
array with SuperKaramba version and API version

desktopSize

Returns the screen size of the display.

Synopsis:
array desktopSize()
Return Value:
array with width and height of the screen

Rich Text

changeRichText

This will change the contents of a rich text meter. richText is the reference to the text object to change that you saved from the createRichText() call. text is a string containing the new value for the rich text object. The differance between Rich Text and a regular text field is that rich text fields can display HTML code embedded in your text. In a <a href="command"> ... </a> tag command is executed if the link is click with the left mouse button. Except if command starts with an '#' (ie: href="#value" ) the callback meterClicked is called with value (without the #) as the meter argument. Also inline images work. Unfortunately currently only when using absolute paths.

Synopsis:
reference changeRichText(widget, richtext, value)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext
  • string value -- new text


Return Value:
true if successful

changeRichTextFont

This will change the font of a richtext meter.

Synopsis:
long changeRichTextFont(widget, richtext, font)

Arguments:

  • long widget -- karamba
  • long richtext -- richtext
  • string font -- name of the new font


Return Value:
1 if successful

changeRichTextSize

Sets the font size of a richtext meter.

Synopsis:
boolean changeRichTextSize(widget, richtext, size)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext
  • long size -- new font point size


Return Value:
true if successful

createRichText

This creates creates a new rich text meter. underlineLinks is a boolean that determines if html links will be automatically underlined so that the user knows that the links can be clicked on. You need to save the return value of this function to call other functions on your rich text field, such as changeRichText(). The differance between Rich Text and a regular text field is that rich text fields can display HTML code embedded in your text. In a <a href="command"> ... </a> tag command is executed if the link is click with the left mouse button. Except if command starts with an '#' (ie: href="#value" ) the callback meterClicked is called with value (without the #) as the meter argument. Also inline images work. Unfortunately currently only when using absolute paths.

Synopsis:
reference createRichText(widget, text, underlineLinks)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string text -- text for richtext
  • boolean underlineLinks -- should the links be underlined


Return Value:
reference to new richtext meter

deleteRichText

This removes the rich text from the widget. Please do not call functions on "text" after calling deleteRichText, as it does not exist anymore and that could cause crashes in some cases.

Synopsis:
boolean deleteRichText(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to widget -- richtext


Return Value:
true if successful

getRichTextFont

Gets the font name of a richtext meter.

Synopsis:
string getRichTextFont(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext


Return Value:
font name

getRichTextFontSize

Gets the font size of the richtext meter.

Synopsis:
integer getRichTextFontSize(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext


Return Value:
font point size

getRichTextPos

Given a reference to a richtext object, this will return an array containing the x and y coordinate of a richtext object.

Synopsis:
array getRichTextPos(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext


Return Value:
x and y coordinates

getRichTextSensor

Gets the current sensor string

Synopsis:
string getRichTextSensor(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext


Return Value:
current sensor string

getRichTextSize

Given a reference to a richtext object, this will return a tuple containing the height and width of a richtext object.

Synopsis:
array getRichTextSize(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • long widget -- karamba
  • long richtext -- richtext


Return Value:
width and height of the richtext

getRichTextValue

Returns the current richtext value.

Synopsis:
string getRichTextValue(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext


Return Value:
text that is displayed in the rich text

getThemeRichText

You can reference richtext in your python code that was created in the theme file. Basically, you just add a NAME= value to the GRAPH line in the .theme file. Then if you want to use that object, instead of calling createRichText, you can call this function. The name you pass to the function is the same one that you gave it for the NAME= parameter in the .theme file.

Synopsis:
reference getThemeRichText(widget, name)

Arguments:

  • long widget -- karamba
  • string name -- name of the richtext in the theme file


Return Value:
reference to richtext

hideRichText

This hides the richtext. In other words, during subsequent calls to widgetUpdate(), this richtext will not be drawn.

Synopsis:
boolean hideRichText(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext


Return Value:
true if successful

moveRichText

This moves the rich text to a new x, y relative to your widget. In other words, (0,0) is the top corner of your widget, not the screen.

Synopsis:
boolean moveRichText(widget, richtext, x, y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference richtext -- richtext
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate


Return Value:
true if successful

resizeRichText

This will resize richtext to the new height and width.

Synopsis:
boolean resizeRichText(widget, richtext, w, h)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext
  • integer w -- new width
  • integer h -- new height


Return Value:
true if successful

setRichTextSensor

Sets a new sensor string

Synopsis:
boolean setRichTextSensor(widget, richtext, sensor)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext
  • string sensor -- new sensor string as in theme files


Return Value:
true if successful

setRichTextWidth

Given a reference to a rich text object, this function changes it's width to the specified value in pixels. The height adjusts automatically as the contents are changed with changeRichText.

Synopsis:
boolean setRichTextWidth(widget, richtext, width)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext
  • integer width -- new width in pixels


Return Value:
true if successful

showRichText

This shows the richtext. In other words, during subsequent calls to widgetUpdate(), this richtext will be drawn.

Synopsis:
boolean showRichText(widget, richtext)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to richtext -- richtext


Return Value:
true if successful

Task

getStartupInfo

This returns all of the info about a certain starting task in the form of a list. Widget is a reference to the current widget. task is a reference to the window you want info about which you obtain by calling getStartupList().

Synopsis:
list getStartupInfo(widget, task)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to task -- task


Return Value:
Here is the format of the returned list by index value:

  • 0 = Task name (The full name of the window)
  • 1 = Icon name
  • 2 = Executable name
  • 3 = A reference back to the task you got info on

getStartupList

This returns a list with references to all the current windows that are in the process of loading on this system. You can then call getStartupInfo() on any of the entries in the list.

Synopsis:
list getTaskList(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
list with references to startups

getTaskInfo

This returns all of the info about a certain task in the form of a list. widget is a reference to the current widget. Task is a reference to the window you want info about which you obtain by calling getTaskList().

Synopsis:
list getTaskInfo(widget, task)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to task -- task


Return Value:
Here is the format of the returned list by index value:

  • 0 = Task name (The full name of the window)
  • 1 = Icon name
  • 2 = Class name - This is for grouping tasks. All tasks with the same

name can be grouped together because they are instances of the same program.

  • 3 = Desktop number - The desktop number this window is on
  • 4 = Is this window maximized? false = no, true = yes
  • 5 = Is this window iconified (minimized)? false = no, true = yes
  • 6 = Is this window shaded (rolled up)? false = no, true = yes
  • 7 = Is this window focused? fale = no, true = yes
  • 8 = A reference back to the task you got info on

getTaskList

This returns a list with references to all the current windows open on this system. You can then call performTaskAction() or getTaskInfo() on any of the entries in the list.

Synopsis:
list getTaskList(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
list with references to the tasks

getTaskNames

This returns a list containing the String names of all open windows on the system. This is for convience if you want to list open windows or see if a window by a certain name exists. Anything else requires the reference to the window you would obtain from getTaskList()

Synopsis:
list getTaskNames(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
list with task names

performTaskAction

This peforms the given action on a task object. widget is a reference to the current widget. Task is a reference to a task object you got from getTaskList(). Action is a number from 1 to 10. See the list below. Possible actions:

  • 1 = Maximize the window
  • 2 = Restore the window (use on iconified windows)
  • 3 = Iconify the window (minimize it)
  • 4 = Close the window
  • 5 = Activate (give focus to) the window
  • 6 = Raise the window
  • 7 = Lower the window
  • 8 = Smart Focus/Minimize - This will what the KDE taskbar does when you click on a window. If it is iconified, raise it. If it has focus, iconify it.
  • 9 = Toggle whether this window is always on top
  • 10 = Toggle whether this window is shaded (rolled up)



Synopsis:
boolean performTaskAction(widget, task, action)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to task -- task
  • integer action -- action number


Return Value:
boolean if successful

Text

changeText

This will change the contents of a text widget.

Synopsis:
reference changeText(widget, text, value)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • long value -- new text to display


Return Value:
true if successful

changeTextColor

This will change the color of a text widget (only ones you created through python currently). textToChange is the reference to the text object to change that you saved from the createText() call. r, g, b are ints from 0 to 255 that represent red, green, blue and the alpha channel.

Synopsis:
boolean changeTextColor(widget, text, r, g, b, a=255)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • integer red -- red component of color
  • integer green -- green component of color
  • integer blue -- blue component of color
  • integer alpha -- alpha component of color (optional)


Return Value:
true if successful

changeTextFont

This will change the font of a text widget (only ones you created through python currently). Text is the reference to the text object to change that you saved from the createText() call. Font is a string the the name of the font to use.

Synopsis:
boolean changeTextFont(widget, text, font)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • string font -- font name


Return Value:
true if successful

changeTextShadow

This will change the shadow size of a text widget (only ones you created through python currently). textToChange is the reference to the text object to change that you saved from the createText() call. size is the offset of the shadow in pixels. 1 or 2 is a good value in most cases.

Synopsis:
boolean changeTextShadow(widget, text, shadow)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • integer shadow -- shadow offset


Return Value:
true if successful

changeTextSize

This will change the font size of a text widget (only ones you created through python currently). text is the reference to the text object to change that you saved from the createText() call. size is the new font point size.

Synopsis:
boolean changeTextSize(widget, text, size)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • integer size -- new size for text


Return Value:
true if successful

createText

This creates a new text at x, y with width and height w, h. You need to save the return value of this function to call other functions on your text field, such as changeText()

Synopsis:
reference createText(widget, x, y, w, h, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height
  • string text -- text for the textlabel


Return Value:
Pointer to new text meter

deleteText

This removes a text object from the widget. Please do not call functions on "text" after calling deleteText, as it does not exist anymore and that could cause crashes in some cases.

Synopsis:
boolean deleteText(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to widget -- text meter


Return Value:
true if successful

getTextAlign

Gets the current text alignment.

Synopsis:
string getTextAlign(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
LEFT, CENTER or RIGHT as string

getTextColor

Gets the current text color

Synopsis:
array getTextColor(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
(red, green, blue, alpha)

getTextFont

Gets the current text font name

Synopsis:
string getTextFont(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
font name

getTextFontSize

Gets the current text font size.

Synopsis:
integer getTextFontSize(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
text font size

getTextPos

Given a reference to a text object, this will return an array containing the x and y coordinate of the text object.

Synopsis:
array getTextPos(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
x and y coordinate

getTextSensor

Gets the current sensor string

Synopsis:
string getTextSensor(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
currently used sensor string

getTextShadow

Gets the current shadow offset

Synopsis:
integer getTextShadow(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
shadow offset

getTextSize

Given a reference to a text object, this will return an array containing the height and width of a text object.

Synopsis:
array getTextSize(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
height and width of the text

getTextValue

Returns there current text value.

Synopsis:
string getTextValue(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
value

getThemeText

You can reference text in your python code that was created in the theme file. Basically, you just add a NAME= value to the TEXT line in the .theme file. Then if you want to use that object, instead of calling createText, you can call this function. The name you pass to the function is the same one that you gave it for the NAME= parameter in the .theme file.

Synopsis:
reference getThemeText(widget, name)

Arguments:

  • long widget -- karamba
  • string name -- name of the text in the theme file


Return Value:
reference to text

hideText

Hides text that is visible. You need to call redrawWidget() afterwords to actually hide the text on screen.

Synopsis:
boolean hideText(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
true if successful

moveText

This moves a text object to a new x, y relative to your widget. In other words, (0,0) is the top corner of your widget, not the screen.

Synopsis:
boolean moveText(widget, text, x, y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate


Return Value:
true if successful

resizeText

This will resize text to the new height and width.

Synopsis:
boolean resizeText(widget, text, w, h)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • integer w -- new width
  • integer h -- new height


Return Value:
true if successful

setTextAlign

Sets the text label align.

Synopsis:
boolean setTextAlign(widget, text, align)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • string align -- LEFT, CENTER or RIGHT as string


Return Value:
true if successful

setTextSensor

Sets a new sensor string

Synopsis:
boolean setTextSensor(widget, text, sensor)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter
  • string sensor -- new sensor string as in theme files


Return Value:
true if successful

showText

Shows text that has been hidden with hideText().

Synopsis:
boolean showText(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
true if successful

getTextTextWidth

Gets the current text width.

Synopsis:
integer getTextTextWidth(widget, text)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • reference to text -- text meter


Return Value:
text width

Widget

createWidgetMask

This function doesn't work currently due to a bug in KDE. Please use MASK= in your .theme file for the time being. WARNING This function does nothing in SuperKaramba 0.50 and later

Synopsis:
long createWidgetMask(widget, mask)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • string mask -- The path to the widget mask file.


Return Value:
true if successful

getWidgetPosition

Returns an array containing the x and y position of you widget. widget is a reference to the current widget.

Synopsis:
array getWidgetPosition(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
position of the widget

moveWidget

Moves the widget to the new screen location.

Synopsis:
boolean moveWidget(widget, x, y)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer x -- x coordinate
  • integer y -- y coordinate


Return Value:
true if successful

redrawWidget

This is THE most important function. After you do a bunch of other calls (moving images, adding images or text, etc), you call this to update the widget display area. You will not see your changes until you call this. Redraws all meters.

Synopsis:
boolean redrawWidget(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
true if successful

redrawWidgetBackground

Redraws the widget background. WARNING This function does nothing in SuperKaramba 0.50 and later

Synopsis:
boolean redrawWidgetBackground(widget)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba


Return Value:
true if successful

resizeWidget

Resizes the widget to the new width and height.

Synopsis:
boolean resizeWidget(widget, w, h)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • integer w -- width
  • integer h -- height


Return Value:
true if successful

toggleWidgetRedraw

Toggles widget redraw. This function does nothing in SuperKaramba 0.50 and later

Synopsis:
boolean toggleWidgetRedraw(widget, b)

Arguments:

  • reference to widget -- karamba
  • boolean b -- 1 = widget is drawn


Return Value:
true if successful

Wiki Markup Generation

To generate this API documentation execute the make_api_doc.sh script from the SuperKaramba docs dir.

./make_api_doc.sh rtf

This will generate a rtf file named superkaramba_api.rtf. Open the file in a word processor e.g. OpenOffice and save the file as plain text.

The next step is to modify the file contents to match the necessary wiki markups. This can be done with the following command.

cat sk_plain_api | sed -e "/DESCRIPTION/d;/^[ ]*$/d;s/^*//;s/SYNOPSIS/<br><br>'''Synopsis:'''<br>/;s/ARGUMENTS/<br><br>'''Arguments:'''<br>/;s/RETURN VALUE/<br>'''Return Value:'''<br>/;/\//{s/^/\r\n=== /};/\//{s/$/===/};s/robo[0-9]\{1,\}//g" > SK-API

The contents of SK-API file can now be copied into the edit window of the wiki page.

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