A definition list is a container, see containers.

cli_dl(
  items = NULL,
  id = NULL,
  class = NULL,
  .close = TRUE,
  .auto_close = TRUE,
  .envir = parent.frame()
)

Arguments

items

Named character vector, or NULL. If not NULL, they are used as list items.

id

Id of the list container. Can be used for closing it with cli_end() or in themes. If NULL, then an id is generated and returned invisibly.

class

Class of the list container. Can be used in themes.

.close

Whether to close the list container if the items were specified. If FALSE then new items can be added to the list.

.auto_close

Whether to close the container, when the calling function finishes (or .envir is removed, if specified).

.envir

Environment to evaluate the glue expressions in. It is also used to auto-close the container if .auto_close is TRUE.

Value

The id of the new container element, invisibly.

Details

All items at once

fun <- function() {
  cli_dl(c(foo = "one", bar = "two", baz = "three"))
}
fun()

Items one by one

fun <- function() {
  cli_dl()
  cli_li(c(foo = "{.emph one}"))
  cli_li(c(bar = "two"))
  cli_li(c(baz = "three"))
}
fun()