First, you may want to make sure things are working. Open up a Command Prompt (Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt in Windows XP). Type in the following command in the window:
C:\>perl -v This is perl, v5.10.0 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread Copyright 1987-2007, Larry Wall Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit. Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on this system using "man perl" or "perldoc perl". If you have access to the Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.org/, the Perl Home Page.
You can use perl -V (capital 'V') to get more verbose output.
The following examples assume that you installed the gtk2-perl-examples package. Inside that package are a bunch of Perl/Gtk2-Perl scripts. The first example that will be run is called perl_swiss_army_knife.pl, a basic script that prints environment variables and installed Perl modules. Run the following commands at the Command Prompt:
perl C:\camelbox\examples\perl_swiss_army_knife.pl | less
In the command above, the output of perl_swiss_army_knife.pl is piped into the less command, part of the UnxUtilities package. Use the q key on the keyboard to exit the less command. If you did not install the UnxUtilities package, try this instead:
perl C:\camelbox\examples\perl_swiss_army_knife.pl | more
Again, the q key exits the more command.
There is a script called gyroscope.pl in the C:\camelbox\examples directory. It is an HTML color picker, you pick a color, then copy the HTML code from a text box. To run the script:
A window should pop up with a large green square, and a text box underneath that has the text #00ff00 inside. The window may take a few seconds (between 5-7 seconds) before it pops up; this is normal the first time the program is run. Subsequent runs of the same script will be faster. Click on the X in the upper right hand corner of the window to close the window and stop the script from running. Pressing Ctrl-C in the Command Prompt window also will stop the script.
Here is a list of examples that you can run using the same command syntax as the previous step: