Draw a banner-like box in the console

list_border_styles()

boxx(
  label,
  border_style = "single",
  padding = 1,
  margin = 0,
  float = c("left", "center", "right"),
  col = NULL,
  background_col = NULL,
  border_col = col,
  align = c("left", "center", "right"),
  width = console_width()
)

Arguments

label

Label to show, a character vector. Each element will be in a new line. You can color it using the col_*, bg_* and style_* functions, see ansi-styles and the examples below.

border_style

String that specifies the border style. list_border_styles lists all current styles.

padding

Padding within the box. Either an integer vector of four numbers (bottom, left, top, right), or a single number x, which is interpreted as c(x, 3*x, x, 3*x).

margin

Margin around the box. Either an integer vector of four numbers (bottom, left, top, right), or a single number x, which is interpreted as c(x, 3*x, x, 3*x).

float

Whether to display the box on the "left", "center", or the "right" of the screen.

col

Color of text, and default border color. Either a style function (see ansi-styles) or a color name that is passed to make_ansi_style().

background_col

Background color of the inside of the box. Either a style function (see ansi-styles), or a color name which will be used in make_ansi_style() to create a background style (i.e. bg = TRUE is used).

border_col

Color of the border. Either a style function (see ansi-styles) or a color name that is passed to make_ansi_style().

align

Alignment of the label within the box: "left", "center", or "right".

width

Width of the screen, defaults to getOption("width").

About fonts and terminal settings

The boxes might or might not look great in your terminal, depending on the box style you use and the font the terminal uses. We found that the Menlo font looks nice in most terminals an also in Emacs.

RStudio currently has a line height greater than one for console output, which makes the boxes ugly.

Examples

## Simple box boxx("Hello there!")
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘
## All border styles list_border_styles()
#> [1] "single" "double" "round" "single-double" #> [5] "double-single" "classic" "none"
## Change border style boxx("Hello there!", border_style = "double")
#> ╔══════════════════╗ #> ║ ║ #> ║ Hello there! ║ #> ║ ║ #> ╚══════════════════╝
## Multiple lines boxx(c("Hello", "there!"), padding = 1)
#> ┌────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello │ #> │ there! │ #> │ │ #> └────────────┘
## Padding boxx("Hello there!", padding = 1)
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘
boxx("Hello there!", padding = c(1, 5, 1, 5))
#> ┌──────────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────────┘
## Margin boxx("Hello there!", margin = 1)
#> #> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘ #>
boxx("Hello there!", margin = c(1, 5, 1, 5))
#> #> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘ #>
boxx("Hello there!", padding = 1, margin = c(1, 5, 1, 5))
#> #> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘ #>
## Floating boxx("Hello there!", padding = 1, float = "center")
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘
boxx("Hello there!", padding = 1, float = "right")
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘
## Text color boxx(col_cyan("Hello there!"), padding = 1, float = "center")
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘
## Backgorund color boxx("Hello there!", padding = 1, background_col = "brown")
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘
boxx("Hello there!", padding = 1, background_col = bg_red)
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hello there! │ #> │ │ #> └──────────────────┘
## Border color boxx("Hello there!", padding = 1, border_col = "green")
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> #> Hello there! #> #> └──────────────────┘
boxx("Hello there!", padding = 1, border_col = col_red)
#> ┌──────────────────┐ #> #> Hello there! #> #> └──────────────────┘
## Label alignment boxx(c("Hi", "there", "you!"), padding = 1, align = "left")
#> ┌───────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hi │ #> │ there │ #> │ you! │ #> │ │ #> └───────────┘
boxx(c("Hi", "there", "you!"), padding = 1, align = "center")
#> ┌───────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hi │ #> │ there │ #> │ you! │ #> │ │ #> └───────────┘
boxx(c("Hi", "there", "you!"), padding = 1, align = "right")
#> ┌───────────┐ #> │ │ #> │ Hi │ #> │ there │ #> │ you! │ #> │ │ #> └───────────┘
## A very customized box star <- symbol$star label <- c(paste(star, "Hello", star), " there!") boxx( col_white(label), border_style="round", padding = 1, float = "center", border_col = "tomato3", background_col="darkolivegreen" )
#> ╭───────────────╮ #> #> ★ Hello ★ #> there! #> #> ╰───────────────╯