We can combine existing images, bitmap, and text characters to create a multiline mega-image called a Compound, which we then use just like any other image.
The first and third lines are vertical spacers, 10 pixels in height. The second line combines a bitmap, text, and an image separated by horizontal spacers. Although the components of a Compound have configurable foreground and background colors and can be justified and anchored in various ways, that's really all there is to Compounds.
my $c = $b->Compound; $c->Space(-height => 10); # line 1 $c->Line; # line 2 $c->Space(-width => 10); $c->Bitmap(-bitmap => 'hourglass', -foreground => 'red'); $c->Space(-width => 10); $c->Text(-text => "Searching for ", -font => 'times 19'); $c->Image(-image => $b->Pixmap(-file => 'Icon.xpm')); $c->Space(-width => 10); $c->Line; # line 3 $c->Space(-height => 10);
These statements created the three-line Compound in Figure 17-15.