vty-5.8.1: A simple terminal UI library

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The inline module provides a limited interface to changing the style of terminal output. The intention is for this interface to be used inline with other output systems.

The changes specified by the InlineM monad are applied to the terminals display attributes. These display attributes effect the display of all following text output to the terminal file descriptor.

For example, in an IO monad the following code with print the text "Not styled. " Followed by the text " Styled! " drawn over a red background and underlined.

     putStr "Not styled. "
     putAttrChange_ $ do
         backColor red 
         applyStyle underline
     putStr " Styled! "
     putAttrChange_ $ defaultAll
     putStrLn "Not styled."

putAttrChange outputs the control codes to the terminal device Handle. This is a duplicate of the stdout handle when the terminalHandle was (first) acquired. If stdout has since been changed then putStr, putStrLn, print etc.. will output to a different Handle than putAttrChange

Copyright 2009-2010 Corey O'Connor



backColor :: Color -> InlineM () Source #

Set the background color to the provided Color

foreColor :: Color -> InlineM () Source #

Set the foreground color to the provided Color

applyStyle :: Style -> InlineM () Source #

Attempt to change the Style of the following text.

If the terminal does not support the style change no error is produced. The style can still be removed.

removeStyle :: Style -> InlineM () Source #

Attempt to remove the specified Style from the display of the following text.

This will fail if applyStyle for the given style has not been previously called.

defaultAll :: InlineM () Source #

Reset the display attributes

putAttrChange :: (Applicative m, MonadIO m) => Output -> InlineM () -> m () Source #

Apply the provided display attribute changes to the given terminal output device.

This does not flush the terminal.

putAttrChange_ :: (Applicative m, MonadIO m) => InlineM () -> m () Source #

Apply the provided display attributes changes to the terminal output device that was current at the time this was first used. Which, for most use cases, is the current terminal.

This will flush the terminal output.

withVty :: (Vty -> IO b) -> IO b Source #

This will create a Vty instance using mkVty and execute an IO action provided that instance. The created Vty instance will be stored to the unsafe IORef globalVty.

This instance will use duplicates of the stdin and stdout Handles.