source: libcaca/trunk/doc/tutorial.dox @ 4300

Last change on this file since 4300 was 3473, checked in by Sam Hocevar, 11 years ago

A lot of documentation updates here and there, including bugfixes dating
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[836]1/* $Id: tutorial.dox 3473 2009-05-19 00:52:10Z sam $ */
[2824]3/** \page libcaca-tutorial A libcaca tutorial
[2879]5First, a very simple working program, to check for basic libcaca
[836]10#include <caca.h>
12int main(void)
[2824]14    caca_canvas_t *cv; caca_display_t *dp; caca_event_t ev;
[2062]16    dp = caca_create_display(NULL);
[1946]17    if(!dp) return 1;
[2062]18    cv = caca_get_canvas(dp);
[836]20    caca_set_display_title(dp, "Hello!");
[2824]21    caca_set_color_ansi(cv, CACA_BLACK, CACA_WHITE);
22    caca_put_str(cv, 0, 0, "This is a message");
[923]23    caca_refresh_display(dp);
[836]24    caca_get_event(dp, CACA_EVENT_KEY_PRESS, &ev, -1);
25    caca_free_display(dp);
27    return 0;
[2879]32What does it do?
33 - Create a display. Physically, the display is either a window or a context
34   in a terminal (ncurses, slang) or even the whole screen (VGA).
35 - Get the display's associated canvas. A canvas is the surface where
36   everything happens: writing characters, sprites, strings, images... It is
37   unavoidable. Here the size of the canvas is set by the display.
38 - Set the display's window name (only available in windowed displays, does
39   nothing otherwise).
40 - Set the current canvas colours to black background and white foreground.
[3473]41 - Write the string \c "This is a message" onto the canvas, using the current
42   colour pair.
43 - Refresh the display, causing the text to be effectively displayed.
44 - Wait for an event of type \c CACA_EVENT_KEY_PRESS.
[2879]45 - Free the display (release memory). Since it was created together with the
46   display, the canvas will be automatically freed as well.
[2879]48You can then compile this code on an UNIX-like system using the following
[3473]49commans (requiring \c pkg-config and \c gcc):
[2824]51gcc `pkg-config --libs --cflags caca` example.c -o example
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