Message box (lv_msdbox)

Overview

The Message boxes act as pop-ups. They are built from a background Container, a Label and a Button matrix for buttons.

The text will be broken into multiple lines automatically (has LV_LABEL_LONG_MODE_BREAK) and the height will be set automatically to involve the text and the buttons (LV_FIT_TIGHT fit vertically)-

Parts and Styles

The Message box's main part is called LV_MSGBOX_PART_MAIN and it uses all the typical background style properties. Using padding will add space on the sides. pad_inner will add space between the text and the buttons. The label style properties affect the style of text.

The buttons parts are the same as in case of Button matrix:

  • LV_MSGBOX_PART_BTN_BG the background of the buttons

  • LV_MSGBOX_PART_BTN the buttons

Usage

Set text

To set the text use the lv_msgbox_set_text(msgbox, "My text") function. Not only the pointer of the text will be saved, so the the text can be in a local variable too.

Add buttons

To add buttons use the lv_msgbox_add_btns(msgbox, btn_str) function. The button's text needs to be specified like const char * btn_str[] = {"Apply", "Close", ""}. For more information visit the Button matrix documentation.

The button matrix will be created only when lv_msgbox_add_btns() is called for the first time.

Auto-close

With lv_msgbox_start_auto_close(mbox, delay) the message box can be closed automatically after delay milliseconds with an animation. The lv_mbox_stop_auto_close(mbox) function stops a started auto close.

The duration of the close animation can be set by lv_mbox_set_anim_time(mbox, anim_time).

Events

Besides the Generic events the following Special events are sent by the Message boxes:

  • LV_EVENT_VALUE_CHANGED sent when the button is clicked. The event data is set to ID of the clicked button.

The Message box has a default event callback which closes itself when a button is clicked.

Learn more about Events.

##Keys

The following Keys are processed by the Buttons:

  • LV_KEY_RIGHT/DOWN Select the next button

  • LV_KEY_LEFT/TOP Select the previous button

  • LV_KEY_ENTER Clicks the selected button

Learn more about Keys.

Example

C

Simple Message box

code

#include "../../../lv_examples.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#if LV_USE_MSGBOX

static void event_handler(lv_obj_t * obj, lv_event_t event)
{
    if(event == LV_EVENT_VALUE_CHANGED) {
        printf("Button: %s\n", lv_msgbox_get_active_btn_text(obj));
    }
}

void lv_ex_msgbox_1(void)
{
    static const char * btns[] ={"Apply", "Close", ""};

    lv_obj_t * mbox1 = lv_msgbox_create(lv_scr_act(), NULL);
    lv_msgbox_set_text(mbox1, "A message box with two buttons.");
    lv_msgbox_add_btns(mbox1, btns);
    lv_obj_set_width(mbox1, 200);
    lv_obj_set_event_cb(mbox1, event_handler);
    lv_obj_align(mbox1, NULL, LV_ALIGN_CENTER, 0, 0); /*Align to the corner*/
}

#endif

MicroPython

No examples yet.

API

Typedefs

typedef uint8_t lv_msgbox_style_t

Enums

enum [anonymous]

Message box styles.

Values:

enumerator LV_MSGBOX_PART_BG = LV_CONT_PART_MAIN
enumerator LV_MSGBOX_PART_BTN_BG = _LV_CONT_PART_REAL_LAST
enumerator LV_MSGBOX_PART_BTN

Functions

lv_obj_t *lv_msgbox_create(lv_obj_t *par, const lv_obj_t *copy)

Create a message box objects

Return

pointer to the created message box

Parameters
  • par: pointer to an object, it will be the parent of the new message box

  • copy: pointer to a message box object, if not NULL then the new object will be copied from it

void lv_msgbox_add_btns(lv_obj_t *mbox, const char *btn_mapaction[])

Add button to the message box

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to message box object

  • btn_map: button descriptor (button matrix map). E.g. a const char *txt[] = {"ok", "close", ""} (Can not be local variable)

void lv_msgbox_set_text(lv_obj_t *mbox, const char *txt)

Set the text of the message box

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to a message box

  • txt: a '\0' terminated character string which will be the message box text

void lv_msgbox_set_anim_time(lv_obj_t *mbox, uint16_t anim_time)

Set animation duration

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to a message box object

  • anim_time: animation length in milliseconds (0: no animation)

void lv_msgbox_start_auto_close(lv_obj_t *mbox, uint16_t delay)

Automatically delete the message box after a given time

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to a message box object

  • delay: a time (in milliseconds) to wait before delete the message box

void lv_msgbox_stop_auto_close(lv_obj_t *mbox)

Stop the auto. closing of message box

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to a message box object

void lv_msgbox_set_recolor(lv_obj_t *mbox, bool en)

Set whether recoloring is enabled. Must be called after lv_msgbox_add_btns.

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to message box object

  • en: whether recoloring is enabled

const char *lv_msgbox_get_text(const lv_obj_t *mbox)

Get the text of the message box

Return

pointer to the text of the message box

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to a message box object

uint16_t lv_msgbox_get_active_btn(lv_obj_t *mbox)

Get the index of the lastly "activated" button by the user (pressed, released etc) Useful in the the event_cb.

Return

index of the last released button (LV_BTNMATRIX_BTN_NONE: if unset)

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to message box object

const char *lv_msgbox_get_active_btn_text(lv_obj_t *mbox)

Get the text of the lastly "activated" button by the user (pressed, released etc) Useful in the the event_cb.

Return

text of the last released button (NULL: if unset)

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to message box object

uint16_t lv_msgbox_get_anim_time(const lv_obj_t *mbox)

Get the animation duration (close animation time)

Return

animation length in milliseconds (0: no animation)

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to a message box object

bool lv_msgbox_get_recolor(const lv_obj_t *mbox)

Get whether recoloring is enabled

Return

whether recoloring is enabled

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to a message box object

lv_obj_t *lv_msgbox_get_btnmatrix(lv_obj_t *mbox)

Get message box button matrix

Return

pointer to button matrix object

Remark

return value will be NULL unless lv_msgbox_add_btns has been already called

Parameters
  • mbox: pointer to a message box object

struct lv_msgbox_ext_t

Public Members

lv_cont_ext_t bg
lv_obj_t *text
lv_obj_t *btnm
uint16_t anim_time