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GtkEntryCompletion

GtkEntryCompletion — Completion functionality for GtkEntry

Synopsis


#include <gtk/gtk.h>

                    GtkEntryCompletion;
gboolean            (*GtkEntryCompletionMatchFunc)      (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         const gchar *key,
                                                         GtkTreeIter *iter,
                                                         gpointer user_data);
GtkEntryCompletion * gtk_entry_completion_new           (void);
GtkWidget *         gtk_entry_completion_get_entry      (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_model      (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         GtkTreeModel *model);
GtkTreeModel *      gtk_entry_completion_get_model      (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_match_func (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         GtkEntryCompletionMatchFunc func,
                                                         gpointer func_data,
                                                         GDestroyNotify func_notify);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_minimum_key_length
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint length);
gint                gtk_entry_completion_get_minimum_key_length
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_complete       (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
const gchar *       gtk_entry_completion_get_completion_prefix
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_insert_prefix  (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_insert_action_text
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint index_,
                                                         const gchar *text);
void                gtk_entry_completion_insert_action_markup
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint index_,
                                                         const gchar *markup);
void                gtk_entry_completion_delete_action  (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint index_);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_text_column
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint column);
gint                gtk_entry_completion_get_text_column
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_inline_completion
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean inline_completion);
gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_inline_completion
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_inline_selection
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean inline_selection);
gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_inline_selection
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_completion
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean popup_completion);
gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_completion
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_set_width
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean popup_set_width);
gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_set_width
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);
void                gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_single_match
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean popup_single_match);
gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_single_match
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Object Hierarchy

  GObject
   +----GtkEntryCompletion

Implemented Interfaces

GtkEntryCompletion implements GtkBuildable and GtkCellLayout.

Properties

  "inline-completion"        gboolean              : Read / Write
  "inline-selection"         gboolean              : Read / Write
  "minimum-key-length"       gint                  : Read / Write
  "model"                    GtkTreeModel*         : Read / Write
  "popup-completion"         gboolean              : Read / Write
  "popup-set-width"          gboolean              : Read / Write
  "popup-single-match"       gboolean              : Read / Write
  "text-column"              gint                  : Read / Write

Signals

  "action-activated"                               : Run Last
  "cursor-on-match"                                : Run Last
  "insert-prefix"                                  : Run Last
  "match-selected"                                 : Run Last

Description

GtkEntryCompletion is an auxiliary object to be used in conjunction with GtkEntry to provide the completion functionality. It implements the GtkCellLayout interface, to allow the user to add extra cells to the GtkTreeView with completion matches.

"Completion functionality" means that when the user modifies the text in the entry, GtkEntryCompletion checks which rows in the model match the current content of the entry, and displays a list of matches. By default, the matching is done by comparing the entry text case-insensitively against the text column of the model (see gtk_entry_completion_set_text_column()), but this can be overridden with a custom match function (see gtk_entry_completion_set_match_func()).

When the user selects a completion, the content of the entry is updated. By default, the content of the entry is replaced by the text column of the model, but this can be overridden by connecting to the ::match-selected signal and updating the entry in the signal handler. Note that you should return TRUE from the signal handler to suppress the default behaviour.

To add completion functionality to an entry, use gtk_entry_set_completion().

In addition to regular completion matches, which will be inserted into the entry when they are selected, GtkEntryCompletion also allows to display "actions" in the popup window. Their appearance is similar to menuitems, to differentiate them clearly from completion strings. When an action is selected, the ::action-activated signal is emitted.

Details

GtkEntryCompletion

typedef struct _GtkEntryCompletion GtkEntryCompletion;

The GtkEntryCompletion struct contains only private data.


GtkEntryCompletionMatchFunc ()

gboolean            (*GtkEntryCompletionMatchFunc)      (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         const gchar *key,
                                                         GtkTreeIter *iter,
                                                         gpointer user_data);

A function which decides whether the row indicated by iter matches a given key, and should be displayed as a possible completion for key. Note that key is normalized and case-folded (see g_utf8_normalize() and g_utf8_casefold()). If this is not appropriate, match functions have access to the unmodified key via gtk_entry_get_text (GTK_ENTRY (gtk_entry_completion_get_entry ())).

completion :

the GtkEntryCompletion

key :

the string to match, normalized and case-folded

iter :

a GtkTreeIter indicating the row to match

user_data :

user data given to gtk_entry_completion_set_match_func()

Returns :

%TRUE if iter should be displayed as a possible completion for key

gtk_entry_completion_new ()

GtkEntryCompletion * gtk_entry_completion_new           (void);

Creates a new GtkEntryCompletion object.

Returns :

A newly created GtkEntryCompletion object.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_get_entry ()

GtkWidget *         gtk_entry_completion_get_entry      (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Gets the entry completion has been attached to.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

Returns :

The entry completion has been attached to.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_set_model ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_model      (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         GtkTreeModel *model);

Sets the model for a GtkEntryCompletion. If completion already has a model set, it will remove it before setting the new model. If model is NULL, then it will unset the model.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

model :

The GtkTreeModel.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_get_model ()

GtkTreeModel *      gtk_entry_completion_get_model      (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Returns the model the GtkEntryCompletion is using as data source. Returns NULL if the model is unset.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

Returns :

A GtkTreeModel, or NULL if none is currently being used.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_set_match_func ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_match_func (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         GtkEntryCompletionMatchFunc func,
                                                         gpointer func_data,
                                                         GDestroyNotify func_notify);

Sets the match function for completion to be func. The match function is used to determine if a row should or should not be in the completion list.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

func :

The GtkEntryCompletionMatchFunc to use.

func_data :

The user data for func.

func_notify :

Destroy notifier for func_data.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_set_minimum_key_length ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_minimum_key_length
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint length);

Requires the length of the search key for completion to be at least length. This is useful for long lists, where completing using a small key takes a lot of time and will come up with meaningless results anyway (ie, a too large dataset).

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

length :

The minimum length of the key in order to start completing.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_get_minimum_key_length ()

gint                gtk_entry_completion_get_minimum_key_length
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Returns the minimum key length as set for completion.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

Returns :

The currently used minimum key length.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_complete ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_complete       (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Requests a completion operation, or in other words a refiltering of the current list with completions, using the current key. The completion list view will be updated accordingly.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_get_completion_prefix ()

const gchar *       gtk_entry_completion_get_completion_prefix
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Get the original text entered by the user that triggered the completion or NULL if there's no completion ongoing.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

Returns :

the prefix for the current completion

Since 2.12


gtk_entry_completion_insert_prefix ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_insert_prefix  (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Requests a prefix insertion.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

Since 2.6


gtk_entry_completion_insert_action_text ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_insert_action_text
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint index_,
                                                         const gchar *text);

Inserts an action in completion's action item list at position index_ with text text. If you want the action item to have markup, use gtk_entry_completion_insert_action_markup().

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

index_ :

The index of the item to insert.

text :

Text of the item to insert.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_insert_action_markup ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_insert_action_markup
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint index_,
                                                         const gchar *markup);

Inserts an action in completion's action item list at position index_ with markup markup.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

index_ :

The index of the item to insert.

markup :

Markup of the item to insert.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_delete_action ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_delete_action  (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint index_);

Deletes the action at index_ from completion's action list.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

index_ :

The index of the item to Delete.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_set_text_column ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_text_column
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gint column);

Convenience function for setting up the most used case of this code: a completion list with just strings. This function will set up completion to have a list displaying all (and just) strings in the completion list, and to get those strings from column in the model of completion.

This functions creates and adds a GtkCellRendererText for the selected column. If you need to set the text column, but don't want the cell renderer, use g_object_set() to set the ::text_column property directly.

completion :

A GtkEntryCompletion.

column :

The column in the model of completion to get strings from.

Since 2.4


gtk_entry_completion_get_text_column ()

gint                gtk_entry_completion_get_text_column
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Returns the column in the model of completion to get strings from.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

Returns :

the column containing the strings

Since 2.6


gtk_entry_completion_set_inline_completion ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_inline_completion
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean inline_completion);

Sets whether the common prefix of the possible completions should be automatically inserted in the entry.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

inline_completion :

TRUE to do inline completion

Since 2.6


gtk_entry_completion_get_inline_completion ()

gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_inline_completion
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Returns whether the common prefix of the possible completions should be automatically inserted in the entry.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

Returns :

TRUE if inline completion is turned on

Since 2.6


gtk_entry_completion_set_inline_selection ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_inline_selection
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean inline_selection);

Sets whether it is possible to cycle through the possible completions inside the entry.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

inline_selection :

TRUE to do inline selection

Since 2.12


gtk_entry_completion_get_inline_selection ()

gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_inline_selection
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Returns TRUE if inline-selection mode is turned on.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

Returns :

TRUE if inline-selection mode is on

Since 2.12


gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_completion ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_completion
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean popup_completion);

Sets whether the completions should be presented in a popup window.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

popup_completion :

TRUE to do popup completion

Since 2.6


gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_completion ()

gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_completion
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Returns whether the completions should be presented in a popup window.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

Returns :

TRUE if popup completion is turned on

Since 2.6


gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_set_width ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_set_width
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean popup_set_width);

Sets whether the completion popup window will be resized to be the same width as the entry.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

popup_set_width :

TRUE to make the width of the popup the same as the entry

Since 2.8


gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_set_width ()

gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_set_width
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Returns whether the completion popup window will be resized to the width of the entry.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

Returns :

TRUE if the popup window will be resized to the width of the entry

Since 2.8


gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_single_match ()

void                gtk_entry_completion_set_popup_single_match
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion,
                                                         gboolean popup_single_match);

Sets whether the completion popup window will appear even if there is only a single match. You may want to set this to FALSE if you are using inline completion.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

popup_single_match :

TRUE if the popup should appear even for a single match

Since 2.8


gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_single_match ()

gboolean            gtk_entry_completion_get_popup_single_match
                                                        (GtkEntryCompletion *completion);

Returns whether the completion popup window will appear even if there is only a single match.

completion :

a GtkEntryCompletion

Returns :

TRUE if the popup window will appear regardless of the number of matches.

Since 2.8

Property Details

The "inline-completion" property

  "inline-completion"        gboolean              : Read / Write

Determines whether the common prefix of the possible completions should be inserted automatically in the entry. Note that this requires text-column to be set, even if you are using a custom match function.

Default value: FALSE

Since 2.6


The "inline-selection" property

  "inline-selection"         gboolean              : Read / Write

Determines whether the possible completions on the popup will appear in the entry as you navigate through them.

Default value: FALSE

Since 2.12


The "minimum-key-length" property

  "minimum-key-length"       gint                  : Read / Write

Minimum length of the search key in order to look up matches.

Allowed values: >= 0

Default value: 1


The "model" property

  "model"                    GtkTreeModel*         : Read / Write

The model to find matches in.


The "popup-completion" property

  "popup-completion"         gboolean              : Read / Write

Determines whether the possible completions should be shown in a popup window.

Default value: TRUE

Since 2.6


The "popup-set-width" property

  "popup-set-width"          gboolean              : Read / Write

Determines whether the completions popup window will be resized to the width of the entry.

Default value: TRUE

Since 2.8


The "popup-single-match" property

  "popup-single-match"       gboolean              : Read / Write

Determines whether the completions popup window will shown for a single possible completion. You probably want to set this to FALSE if you are using inline completion.

Default value: TRUE

Since 2.8


The "text-column" property

  "text-column"              gint                  : Read / Write

The column of the model containing the strings. Note that the strings must be UTF-8.

Allowed values: >= G_MAXULONG

Default value: -1

Since 2.6

Signal Details

The "action-activated" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkEntryCompletion *widget,
                                                        gint                index,
                                                        gpointer            user_data)      : Run Last

Gets emitted when an action is activated.

widget :

the object which received the signal

index :

the index of the activated action

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Since 2.4


The "cursor-on-match" signal

gboolean            user_function                      (GtkEntryCompletion *widget,
                                                        GtkTreeModel       *model,
                                                        GtkTreeIter        *iter,
                                                        gpointer            user_data)      : Run Last

Gets emitted when a match from the cursor is on a match of the list.The default behaviour is to replace the contents of the entry with the contents of the text column in the row pointed to by iter.

widget :

the object which received the signal

model :

the GtkTreeModel containing the matches

iter :

a GtkTreeIter positioned at the selected match

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Returns :

TRUE if the signal has been handled

Since 2.12


The "insert-prefix" signal

gboolean            user_function                      (GtkEntryCompletion *widget,
                                                        gchar              *prefix,
                                                        gpointer            user_data)      : Run Last

Gets emitted when the inline autocompletion is triggered. The default behaviour is to make the entry display the whole prefix and select the newly inserted part.

Applications may connect to this signal in order to insert only a smaller part of the prefix into the entry - e.g. the entry used in the GtkFileChooser inserts only the part of the prefix up to the next '/'.

widget :

the object which received the signal

prefix :

the common prefix of all possible completions

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Returns :

TRUE if the signal has been handled

Since 2.6


The "match-selected" signal

gboolean            user_function                      (GtkEntryCompletion *widget,
                                                        GtkTreeModel       *model,
                                                        GtkTreeIter        *iter,
                                                        gpointer            user_data)      : Run Last

Gets emitted when a match from the list is selected. The default behaviour is to replace the contents of the entry with the contents of the text column in the row pointed to by iter.

widget :

the object which received the signal

model :

the GtkTreeModel containing the matches

iter :

a GtkTreeIter positioned at the selected match

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Returns :

TRUE if the signal has been handled

Since 2.4