Data::ICal - Generates iCalendar calendar files
Data::ICal - Generates iCalendar (RFC 2445) calendar files
my $calendar = Data::ICal->new();
my $vtodo = Data::ICal::Entry::Todo->new(); $vtodo->add_properties( # ... see Data::ICal::Entry::Todo documentation );
# ... or
$calendar = Data::ICal->new(filename => 'foo.ics'); # parse existing file $calendar = Data::ICal->new(data => 'BEGIN:VCALENDAR...'); # parse existing file
A the Data::ICal manpage object represents a
VCALENDAR object as defined in the
iCalendar protocol (RFC 2445, MIME type ``text/calendar''), as implemented in many
popular calendaring programs such as Apple's iCal.
Each the Data::ICal manpage object is a collection of ``entries'', which are objects of a subclass of the Data::ICal::Entry manpage. The types of entries defined by iCalendar (which refers to them as ``components'') include events, to-do items, journal entries, free/busy time indicators, and time zone descriptors; in addition, events and to-do items can contain alarm entries. (Currently, the Data::ICal manpage only implements to-do items and events.)
the Data::ICal manpage is a subclass of the Data::ICal::Entry manpage; see its manpage for more methods applicable to the Data::ICal manpage.
Creates a new the Data::ICal manpage object.
If it is given a filename or data argument is passed, then this parses the
content of the file or string into the object; otherwise it just sets its
PRODID properties to ``2.0'' and the value of the
Returns undef upon failure to open or parse the file or data.
Parse a .ics file or string containing one, and populate
Should only be called once on a given object, and will be automatically
new if you provide arguments to
VCALENDAR, its iCalendar entry name.
Returns the product ID used in the calendar's
PRODID property; you may
wish to override this in a subclass for your own application.
According to the iCalendar standard, the following properties must be specified exactly one time for a calendar:
According to the iCalendar standard, the following properties may be specified at most one time for a calendar:
the Data::ICal manpage requires no configuration files or environment variables.
the Data::ICal manpage requires the Class::Accessor manpage.
the Data::ICal manpage does not support time zone daylight or standard entries, so time zone components are basically useless.
While the Data::ICal manpage tries to check which properties are required and repeatable, this only works in simple cases; it does not check for properties that must either both exist or both not exist, or for mutually exclusive properties.
the Data::ICal manpage does not check to see if property parameter names are known in general or allowed on the particular property.
the Data::ICal manpage does not check to see if nested entries are nested properly (alarms in todos and events only, everything else in calendars only).
the Data::ICal manpage has no automatic support for converting binary data to the appropriate encoding and setting the corresponding parameters.
There is no the Data::ICal::Entry::Alarm manpage base class.
No bugs have been reported.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the web interface at
<email@example.com> with David Glasser and Simon Wistow
Copyright (c) 2005, Best Practical Solutions, LLC. All rights reserved.
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.
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Data::ICal - Generates iCalendar calendar files