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GtkHButtonBox — A container for arranging buttons horizontally

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GtkHButtonBox implements AtkImplementorIface, GtkBuildable and GtkOrientable.


A button box should be used to provide a consistent layout of buttons throughout your application. The layout/spacing can be altered by the programmer, or if desired, by the user to alter the 'feel' of a program to a small degree.

A GtkHButtonBox is created with gtk_hbutton_box_new(). Buttons are packed into a button box the same way widgets are added to any other container, using gtk_container_add(). You can also use gtk_box_pack_start() or gtk_box_pack_end(), but for button boxes both these functions work just like gtk_container_add(), ie., they pack the button in a way that depends on the current layout style and on whether the button has had gtk_button_box_set_child_secondary() called on it.

The spacing between buttons can be set with gtk_box_set_spacing(). The arrangement and layout of the buttons can be changed with gtk_button_box_set_layout().



typedef struct _GtkHButtonBox GtkHButtonBox;

GtkHButtonBox does not contain any public fields.

gtk_hbutton_box_new ()

GtkWidget*          gtk_hbutton_box_new                 (void);

Creates a new horizontal button box.

Returns :

a new button box GtkWidget.

gtk_hbutton_box_get_spacing_default ()

gint                gtk_hbutton_box_get_spacing_default (void);


gtk_hbutton_box_get_spacing_default is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Retrieves the current default spacing for horizontal button boxes. This is the number of pixels to be placed between the buttons when they are arranged.

Returns :

the default number of pixels between buttons.

gtk_hbutton_box_get_layout_default ()

GtkButtonBoxStyle   gtk_hbutton_box_get_layout_default  (void);


gtk_hbutton_box_get_layout_default is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Retrieves the current layout used to arrange buttons in button box widgets.

Returns :

the current GtkButtonBoxStyle.

gtk_hbutton_box_set_spacing_default ()

void                gtk_hbutton_box_set_spacing_default (gint spacing);


gtk_hbutton_box_set_spacing_default is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Changes the default spacing that is placed between widgets in an horizontal button box.

spacing :

an integer value.

gtk_hbutton_box_set_layout_default ()

void                gtk_hbutton_box_set_layout_default  (GtkButtonBoxStyle layout);


gtk_hbutton_box_set_layout_default is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Sets a new layout mode that will be used by all button boxes.

layout :

a new GtkButtonBoxStyle.

See Also


Used to pack widgets into button boxes.


Provides functions for controlling button boxes.


Pack buttons vertically

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