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Mishell API Documentation

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  1. Overview
    1. Working with styles
    2. Known foreground colors
    3. Known background colors
    4. Known formats
  2. Api methods
    1. Writing methods
    2. Text/layout builder methods
    3. Misc

1. Overview

The lib consists of one class \Kristuff\Mishell\Console that contains mainly 3 types of methods:

Basic Example:

Use Kristuff\Mishell\Console;

Console::log(' I will ask you something', 'red');

$value = Console::askInt('Please enter a number > ');

if ($value !== false){
    Console::log('=> The value you entered is [' . Console::text($value, 'yellow') . ']');
}

1.1 Working with styles

To be more flexible, most printing/text/layout builder methods take an indefinite number of arguments called [styles] in this documentation. The arguments are analyzed as follows:

So except for background that should be after foreground, style arguments order does not matter. Just note that the 'none' argument will reset any previous style arguments.

Examples:

<?php
Use Kristuff\Mishell\Console;

Console::log('some text', 'blue');                                // prints a blue text 
Console::log('some text', 'bold');                                // prints a text style bold
Console::log('some text', 'lightblue', 'underlined');             // prints a blue underlined text  
Console::log('some text', 'blue', 'white');                       // prints a blue text on white
Console::log('some text', 'blue', 'white', 'underlined');         // prints a blue text on white and style underline
Console::log('some text', 'blue', 'white', 'underlined', 'bold'); // prints a blue text on white and styles underline+bold

// prints a blue text on white and style reverse (so => white on blue...)
Console::log('some text', 'blue', 'white', 'reverse');            

// prints a blue text on white and style underline 
// (except background after foreground, args order does not matter)
Console::log('some text', 'blue', 'white', 'underlined');            
Console::log('some text', 'underlined', 'blue', 'white');            
Console::log('some text', 'lightblue', 'underlined', 'white');            

// Prints a text with no style at all (note the 'none' argument at the end...)
Console::log('some text', 'lightblue', 'underlined', 'none');            
[...]
//Got it?

1.2 Known foreground colors

Name ANSI Code
black \033[30m
red \033[31m
green \033[32m
yellow \033[33m
blue \033[34m
magenta \033[35m
cyan \033[36m
lightgray \033[37m
default \033[39m
darkgray \033[90m
lightred \033[91m
lightgreen \033[92m
lightyellow \033[93m
lightblue \033[94m
lightmagenta \033[95m
lightcyan \033[96m
white \033[97m

1.3 Known background colors

Name ANSI Code
black \033[40m
red \033[41m
green \033[42m
yellow \033[43m
blue \033[44m
magenta \033[45m
cyan \033[46m
lightgray \033[47m
default \033[49m
darkgray \033[100m
lightred \033[101m
lightgreen \033[102m
lightyellow \033[103m
lightblue \033[104m
lightmagenta \033[105m
lightcyan \033[106m
white \033[107m

1.4 Known formats

Name ANSI Code
none \033[0m
bold \033[1m
underlined \033[4m
blink \033[5m
reverse \033[7m

2. Api methods

2.1 Writing methods

Method Description Return Note
Console::print($str, [styles]) Prints a [formatted] string in the console. void -
Console::log($str, [styles]) Prints a [formatted] string in the console with new line. void -
Console::reLog($str, [styles]) Prints or overwites the current line with a [formatted] string. void -
Console::ask($str, [styles]) Prints a [formatted] string in the console and waits for an input. Returns that input. string -
Console::askInt($str, [styles]) Prints a [formatted] string in the console and waits for an int input. int|bool -
Console::askPassword($str, [styles]) Prints a [formatted] string in the console and waits for an input. Returns but does not print user input. string Not supported on windows platform

2.2 Text/layout builder methods

Method Description Return Note
Console::pad(TODO) TODO string
Console::tableRow(TODO) TODO string
Console::tableRowStart(TODO) TODO string
Console::tableRowEmpty(TODO) TODO string
Console::tableRowSeparator(TODO) TODO string
Console::tableRowCell(TODO) TODO string
Console::tableResetDefaults(TODO) TODO void

2.3 Misc

Method Description Return Note
Console::clear() Clear the console. void
Console::bell() Play the bell if available. void
Console::newWindow() Switch to a new window void
Console::restoreWindow() Restore the previous window void
Console::HideInput() Hide user input in window void Not supported on windows platform
Console::restoreInput() Restore user input window void Not supported on windows platform
Console::getLines() Get the number of lines in terminal int Not supported on windows platform
Console::getColumns() Get the number of colums in terminal int Not supported on windows platform

[...] TODO