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GtkNotebook

GtkNotebook — A tabbed notebook container

Synopsis


#include <gtk/gtk.h>

                    GtkNotebook;
                    GtkNotebookPage;
GtkWidget *         gtk_notebook_new                    (void);
gint                gtk_notebook_append_page            (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label);
gint                gtk_notebook_append_page_menu       (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu_label);
gint                gtk_notebook_prepend_page           (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label);
gint                gtk_notebook_prepend_page_menu      (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu_label);
gint                gtk_notebook_insert_page            (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label,
                                                         gint position);
gint                gtk_notebook_insert_page_menu       (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu_label,
                                                         gint position);
void                gtk_notebook_remove_page            (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gint page_num);
#define             gtk_notebook_current_page
gint                gtk_notebook_page_num               (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);
#define             gtk_notebook_set_page
void                gtk_notebook_next_page              (GtkNotebook *notebook);
void                gtk_notebook_prev_page              (GtkNotebook *notebook);
void                gtk_notebook_reorder_child          (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gint position);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_pos            (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkPositionType pos);
void                gtk_notebook_set_show_tabs          (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gboolean show_tabs);
void                gtk_notebook_set_show_border        (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gboolean show_border);
void                gtk_notebook_set_scrollable         (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gboolean scrollable);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_border         (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         guint border_width);
void                gtk_notebook_popup_enable           (GtkNotebook *notebook);
void                gtk_notebook_popup_disable          (GtkNotebook *notebook);
gint                gtk_notebook_get_current_page       (GtkNotebook *notebook);
GtkWidget *         gtk_notebook_get_menu_label         (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);
GtkWidget*          gtk_notebook_get_nth_page           (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gint page_num);
gint                gtk_notebook_get_n_pages            (GtkNotebook *notebook);
GtkWidget *         gtk_notebook_get_tab_label          (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);
void                gtk_notebook_query_tab_label_packing
                                                        (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gboolean *expand,
                                                         gboolean *fill,
                                                         GtkPackType *pack_type);
void                gtk_notebook_set_homogeneous_tabs   (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gboolean homogeneous);
void                gtk_notebook_set_menu_label         (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu_label);
void                gtk_notebook_set_menu_label_text    (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         const gchar *menu_text);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_hborder        (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         guint tab_hborder);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_label          (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_label_packing  (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gboolean expand,
                                                         gboolean fill,
                                                         GtkPackType pack_type);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_label_text     (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         const gchar *tab_text);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_vborder        (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         guint tab_vborder);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_reorderable    (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gboolean reorderable);
void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_detachable     (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gboolean detachable);
const gchar *       gtk_notebook_get_menu_label_text    (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);
gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_scrollable         (GtkNotebook *notebook);
gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_show_border        (GtkNotebook *notebook);
gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_show_tabs          (GtkNotebook *notebook);
const gchar *       gtk_notebook_get_tab_label_text     (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);
GtkPositionType     gtk_notebook_get_tab_pos            (GtkNotebook *notebook);
gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_tab_reorderable    (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);
gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_tab_detachable     (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);
void                gtk_notebook_set_current_page       (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gint page_num);
void                gtk_notebook_set_group_id           (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gint group_id);
gint                gtk_notebook_get_group_id           (GtkNotebook *notebook);
void                gtk_notebook_set_group              (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gpointer group);
gpointer            gtk_notebook_get_group              (GtkNotebook *notebook);
GtkNotebook *       (*GtkNotebookWindowCreationFunc)    (GtkNotebook *source,
                                                         GtkWidget *page,
                                                         gint x,
                                                         gint y,
                                                         gpointer data);
void                gtk_notebook_set_window_creation_hook
                                                        (GtkNotebookWindowCreationFunc func,
                                                         gpointer data,
                                                         GDestroyNotify destroy);

Object Hierarchy

  GObject
   +----GInitiallyUnowned
         +----GtkObject
               +----GtkWidget
                     +----GtkContainer
                           +----GtkNotebook

Implemented Interfaces

GtkNotebook implements AtkImplementorIface and GtkBuildable.

Properties

  "enable-popup"             gboolean              : Read / Write
  "group"                    gpointer              : Read / Write
  "group-id"                 gint                  : Read / Write
  "homogeneous"              gboolean              : Read / Write
  "page"                     gint                  : Read / Write
  "scrollable"               gboolean              : Read / Write
  "show-border"              gboolean              : Read / Write
  "show-tabs"                gboolean              : Read / Write
  "tab-border"               guint                 : Write
  "tab-hborder"              guint                 : Read / Write
  "tab-pos"                  GtkPositionType       : Read / Write
  "tab-vborder"              guint                 : Read / Write

Child Properties

  "detachable"               gboolean              : Read / Write
  "menu-label"               gchar*                : Read / Write
  "position"                 gint                  : Read / Write
  "reorderable"              gboolean              : Read / Write
  "tab-expand"               gboolean              : Read / Write
  "tab-fill"                 gboolean              : Read / Write
  "tab-label"                gchar*                : Read / Write
  "tab-pack"                 GtkPackType           : Read / Write

Signals

  "change-current-page"                            : Run Last / Action
  "create-window"                                  : Run Last
  "focus-tab"                                      : Run Last / Action
  "move-focus-out"                                 : Run Last / Action
  "page-added"                                     : Run Last
  "page-removed"                                   : Run Last
  "page-reordered"                                 : Run Last
  "reorder-tab"                                    : Run Last / Action
  "select-page"                                    : Run Last / Action
  "switch-page"                                    : Run Last

Description

The GtkNotebook widget is a GtkContainer whose children are pages that can be switched between using tab labels along one edge.

There are many configuration options for GtkNotebook. Among other things, you can choose on which edge the tabs appear (see gtk_notebook_set_tab_pos()), whether, if there are too many tabs to fit the notebook should be made bigger or scrolling arrows added (see gtk_notebook_set_scrollable), and whether there will be a popup menu allowing the users to switch pages. (see gtk_notebook_popup_enable(), gtk_notebook_popup_disable())

GtkNotebook as GtkBuildable

The GtkNoteboopk implementation of the GtkBuildable interface supports placing children into tabs by specifying "tab" as the "type" attribute of a <child> element. Note that the content of the tab must be created before the tab can be filled. A tab child can be specified without specifying a <child> type attribute.

Example 42. A UI definition fragment with GtkNotebook

<object class="GtkNotebook">
  <child>
    <object class="GtkLabel" id="notebook-content">
      <property name="label">Content</property>
    </object>
  </child>
  <child type="tab">
    <object class="GtkLabel" id="notebook-tab">
      <property name="label">Tab</property>
    </object>
  </child>
</object>

Details

GtkNotebook

typedef struct _GtkNotebook GtkNotebook;


GtkNotebookPage

typedef struct _GtkNotebookPage GtkNotebookPage;

The GtkNotebookPage is an opaque implementation detail of GtkNotebook.


gtk_notebook_new ()

GtkWidget *         gtk_notebook_new                    (void);

Creates a new GtkNotebook widget with no pages.

Returns :

the newly created GtkNotebook

gtk_notebook_append_page ()

gint                gtk_notebook_append_page            (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label);

Appends a page to notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the GtkWidget to use as the contents of the page.

tab_label :

the GtkWidget to be used as the label for the page, or NULL to use the default label, 'page N'.

Returns :

the index (starting from 0) of the appended page in the notebook, or -1 if function fails

gtk_notebook_append_page_menu ()

gint                gtk_notebook_append_page_menu       (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu_label);

Appends a page to notebook, specifying the widget to use as the label in the popup menu.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the GtkWidget to use as the contents of the page.

tab_label :

the GtkWidget to be used as the label for the page, or NULL to use the default label, 'page N'.

menu_label :

the widget to use as a label for the page-switch menu, if that is enabled. If NULL, and tab_label is a GtkLabel or NULL, then the menu label will be a newly created label with the same text as tab_label; If tab_label is not a GtkLabel, menu_label must be specified if the page-switch menu is to be used.

Returns :

the index (starting from 0) of the appended page in the notebook, or -1 if function fails

gtk_notebook_prepend_page ()

gint                gtk_notebook_prepend_page           (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label);

Prepends a page to notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the GtkWidget to use as the contents of the page.

tab_label :

the GtkWidget to be used as the label for the page, or NULL to use the default label, 'page N'.

Returns :

the index (starting from 0) of the prepended page in the notebook, or -1 if function fails

gtk_notebook_prepend_page_menu ()

gint                gtk_notebook_prepend_page_menu      (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu_label);

Prepends a page to notebook, specifying the widget to use as the label in the popup menu.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the GtkWidget to use as the contents of the page.

tab_label :

the GtkWidget to be used as the label for the page, or NULL to use the default label, 'page N'.

menu_label :

the widget to use as a label for the page-switch menu, if that is enabled. If NULL, and tab_label is a GtkLabel or NULL, then the menu label will be a newly created label with the same text as tab_label; If tab_label is not a GtkLabel, menu_label must be specified if the page-switch menu is to be used.

Returns :

the index (starting from 0) of the prepended page in the notebook, or -1 if function fails

gtk_notebook_insert_page ()

gint                gtk_notebook_insert_page            (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label,
                                                         gint position);

Insert a page into notebook at the given position.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the GtkWidget to use as the contents of the page.

tab_label :

the GtkWidget to be used as the label for the page, or NULL to use the default label, 'page N'.

position :

the index (starting at 0) at which to insert the page, or -1 to append the page after all other pages.

Returns :

the index (starting from 0) of the inserted page in the notebook, or -1 if function fails

gtk_notebook_insert_page_menu ()

gint                gtk_notebook_insert_page_menu       (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu_label,
                                                         gint position);

Insert a page into notebook at the given position, specifying the widget to use as the label in the popup menu.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the GtkWidget to use as the contents of the page.

tab_label :

the GtkWidget to be used as the label for the page, or NULL to use the default label, 'page N'.

menu_label :

the widget to use as a label for the page-switch menu, if that is enabled. If NULL, and tab_label is a GtkLabel or NULL, then the menu label will be a newly created label with the same text as tab_label; If tab_label is not a GtkLabel, menu_label must be specified if the page-switch menu is to be used.

position :

the index (starting at 0) at which to insert the page, or -1 to append the page after all other pages.

Returns :

the index (starting from 0) of the inserted page in the notebook

gtk_notebook_remove_page ()

void                gtk_notebook_remove_page            (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gint page_num);

Removes a page from the notebook given its index in the notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook.

page_num :

the index of a notebook page, starting from 0. If -1, the last page will be removed.

gtk_notebook_current_page

#define	gtk_notebook_current_page               gtk_notebook_get_current_page

Warning

gtk_notebook_current_page is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. Use gtk_notebook_get_current_page() instead.

Deprecated compatibility macro.


gtk_notebook_page_num ()

gint                gtk_notebook_page_num               (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);

Finds the index of the page which contains the given child widget.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

a GtkWidget

Returns :

the index of the page containing child, or -1 if child is not in the notebook.

gtk_notebook_set_page

#define gtk_notebook_set_page                   gtk_notebook_set_current_page

Warning

gtk_notebook_set_page is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. Use gtk_notebook_set_current_page() instead.

Deprecated compatibility macro.


gtk_notebook_next_page ()

void                gtk_notebook_next_page              (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Switches to the next page. Nothing happens if the current page is the last page.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

gtk_notebook_prev_page ()

void                gtk_notebook_prev_page              (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Switches to the previous page. Nothing happens if the current page is the first page.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

gtk_notebook_reorder_child ()

void                gtk_notebook_reorder_child          (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gint position);

Reorders the page containing child, so that it appears in position position. If position is greater than or equal to the number of children in the list or negative, child will be moved to the end of the list.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the child to move

position :

the new position, or -1 to move to the end

gtk_notebook_set_tab_pos ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_pos            (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkPositionType pos);

Sets the edge at which the tabs for switching pages in the notebook are drawn.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook.

pos :

the edge to draw the tabs at.

gtk_notebook_set_show_tabs ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_show_tabs          (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gboolean show_tabs);

Sets whether to show the tabs for the notebook or not.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

show_tabs :

TRUE if the tabs should be shown.

gtk_notebook_set_show_border ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_show_border        (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gboolean show_border);

Sets whether a bevel will be drawn around the notebook pages. This only has a visual effect when the tabs are not shown. See gtk_notebook_set_show_tabs().

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

show_border :

TRUE if a bevel should be drawn around the notebook.

gtk_notebook_set_scrollable ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_scrollable         (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gboolean scrollable);

Sets whether the tab label area will have arrows for scrolling if there are too many tabs to fit in the area.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

scrollable :

TRUE if scroll arrows should be added

gtk_notebook_set_tab_border ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_border         (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         guint border_width);

Warning

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

Sets the width the border around the tab labels in a notebook. This is equivalent to calling gtk_notebook_set_tab_hborder (notebook, border_width) followed by gtk_notebook_set_tab_vborder (notebook, border_width).

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

border_width :

width of the border around the tab labels.

gtk_notebook_popup_enable ()

void                gtk_notebook_popup_enable           (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Enables the popup menu: if the user clicks with the right mouse button on the bookmarks, a menu with all the pages will be popped up.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

gtk_notebook_popup_disable ()

void                gtk_notebook_popup_disable          (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Disables the popup menu.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

gtk_notebook_get_current_page ()

gint                gtk_notebook_get_current_page       (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Returns the page number of the current page.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

Returns :

the index (starting from 0) of the current page in the notebook. If the notebook has no pages, then -1 will be returned.

gtk_notebook_get_menu_label ()

GtkWidget *         gtk_notebook_get_menu_label         (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);

Retrieves the menu label widget of the page containing child.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

a widget contained in a page of notebook

Returns :

the menu label, or NULL if the notebook page does not have a menu label other than the default (the tab label).

gtk_notebook_get_nth_page ()

GtkWidget*          gtk_notebook_get_nth_page           (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gint page_num);

Returns the child widget contained in page number page_num.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

page_num :

the index of a page in the notebook, or -1 to get the last page.

Returns :

the child widget, or NULL if page_num is out of bounds.

gtk_notebook_get_n_pages ()

gint                gtk_notebook_get_n_pages            (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Gets the number of pages in a notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

Returns :

the number of pages in the notebook.

Since 2.2


gtk_notebook_get_tab_label ()

GtkWidget *         gtk_notebook_get_tab_label          (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);

Returns the tab label widget for the page child. NULL is returned if child is not in notebook or if no tab label has specifically been set for child.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the page

Returns :

the tab label

gtk_notebook_query_tab_label_packing ()

void                gtk_notebook_query_tab_label_packing
                                                        (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gboolean *expand,
                                                         gboolean *fill,
                                                         GtkPackType *pack_type);

Query the packing attributes for the tab label of the page containing child.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the page

expand :

location to store the expand value (or NULL)

fill :

location to store the fill value (or NULL)

pack_type :

location to store the pack_type (or NULL)

gtk_notebook_set_homogeneous_tabs ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_homogeneous_tabs   (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gboolean homogeneous);

Warning

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

Sets whether the tabs must have all the same size or not.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

homogeneous :

TRUE if all tabs should be the same size.

gtk_notebook_set_menu_label ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_menu_label         (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu_label);

Changes the menu label for the page containing child.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the child widget

menu_label :

the menu label, or NULL for default

gtk_notebook_set_menu_label_text ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_menu_label_text    (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         const gchar *menu_text);

Creates a new label and sets it as the menu label of child.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the child widget

menu_text :

the label text

gtk_notebook_set_tab_hborder ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_hborder        (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         guint tab_hborder);

Warning

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

Sets the width of the horizontal border of tab labels.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

tab_hborder :

width of the horizontal border of tab labels.

gtk_notebook_set_tab_label ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_label          (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         GtkWidget *tab_label);

Changes the tab label for child. If NULL is specified for tab_label, then the page will have the label 'page N'.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the page

tab_label :

the tab label widget to use, or NULL for default tab label.

gtk_notebook_set_tab_label_packing ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_label_packing  (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gboolean expand,
                                                         gboolean fill,
                                                         GtkPackType pack_type);

Sets the packing parameters for the tab label of the page containing child. See gtk_box_pack_start() for the exact meaning of the parameters.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the child widget

expand :

whether to expand the bookmark or not

fill :

whether the bookmark should fill the allocated area or not

pack_type :

the position of the bookmark

gtk_notebook_set_tab_label_text ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_label_text     (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         const gchar *tab_text);

Creates a new label and sets it as the tab label for the page containing child.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the page

tab_text :

the label text

gtk_notebook_set_tab_vborder ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_vborder        (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         guint tab_vborder);

Warning

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

Sets the width of the vertical border of tab labels.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

tab_vborder :

width of the vertical border of tab labels.

gtk_notebook_set_tab_reorderable ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_reorderable    (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gboolean reorderable);

Sets whether the notebook tab can be reordered via drag and drop or not.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

a child GtkWidget

reorderable :

whether the tab is reorderable or not.

Since 2.10


gtk_notebook_set_tab_detachable ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_tab_detachable     (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child,
                                                         gboolean detachable);

Sets whether the tab can be detached from notebook to another notebook or widget.

Note that 2 notebooks must share a common group identificator (see gtk_notebook_set_group_id()) to allow automatic tabs interchange between them.

If you want a widget to interact with a notebook through DnD (i.e.: accept dragged tabs from it) it must be set as a drop destination and accept the target "GTK_NOTEBOOK_TAB". The notebook will fill the selection with a GtkWidget** pointing to the child widget that corresponds to the dropped tab.

 static void
 on_drop_zone_drag_data_received (GtkWidget        *widget,
                                  GdkDragContext   *context,
                                  gint              x,
                                  gint              y,
                                  GtkSelectionData *selection_data,
                                  guint             info,
                                  guint             time,
                                  gpointer          user_data)
 {
   GtkWidget *notebook;
   GtkWidget **child;
   
   notebook = gtk_drag_get_source_widget (context);
   child = (void*) selection_data->data;
   
   process_widget (*child);
   gtk_container_remove (GTK_CONTAINER (notebook), *child);
 }

If you want a notebook to accept drags from other widgets, you will have to set your own DnD code to do it.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

a child GtkWidget

detachable :

whether the tab is detachable or not

Since 2.10


gtk_notebook_get_menu_label_text ()

const gchar *       gtk_notebook_get_menu_label_text    (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);

Retrieves the text of the menu label for the page containing child.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

the child widget of a page of the notebook.

Returns :

the text of the tab label, or NULL if the widget does not have a menu label other than the default menu label, or the menu label widget is not a GtkLabel. The string is owned by the widget and must not be freed.

gtk_notebook_get_scrollable ()

gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_scrollable         (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Returns whether the tab label area has arrows for scrolling. See gtk_notebook_set_scrollable().

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

Returns :

TRUE if arrows for scrolling are present

gtk_notebook_get_show_border ()

gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_show_border        (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Returns whether a bevel will be drawn around the notebook pages. See gtk_notebook_set_show_border().

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

Returns :

TRUE if the bevel is drawn

gtk_notebook_get_show_tabs ()

gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_show_tabs          (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Returns whether the tabs of the notebook are shown. See gtk_notebook_set_show_tabs().

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

Returns :

TRUE if the tabs are shown

gtk_notebook_get_tab_label_text ()

const gchar *       gtk_notebook_get_tab_label_text     (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);

Retrieves the text of the tab label for the page containing child.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

a widget contained in a page of notebook

Returns :

the text of the tab label, or NULL if the tab label widget is not a GtkLabel. The string is owned by the widget and must not be freed.

gtk_notebook_get_tab_pos ()

GtkPositionType     gtk_notebook_get_tab_pos            (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Gets the edge at which the tabs for switching pages in the notebook are drawn.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

Returns :

the edge at which the tabs are drawn

gtk_notebook_get_tab_reorderable ()

gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_tab_reorderable    (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);

Gets whether the tab can be reordered via drag and drop or not.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

a child GtkWidget

Returns :

TRUE if the tab is reorderable.

Since 2.10


gtk_notebook_get_tab_detachable ()

gboolean            gtk_notebook_get_tab_detachable     (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         GtkWidget *child);

Returns whether the tab contents can be detached from notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

child :

a child GtkWidget

Returns :

TRUE if the tab is detachable.

Since 2.10


gtk_notebook_set_current_page ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_current_page       (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gint page_num);

Switches to the page number page_num.

Note that due to historical reasons, GtkNotebook refuses to switch to a page unless the child widget is visible. Therefore, it is recommended to show child widgets before adding them to a notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

page_num :

index of the page to switch to, starting from 0. If negative, the last page will be used. If greater than the number of pages in the notebook, nothing will be done.

gtk_notebook_set_group_id ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_group_id           (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gint group_id);

Warning

gtk_notebook_set_group_id has been deprecated since version 2.12 and should not be used in newly-written code. use gtk_notebook_set_group() instead.

Sets an group identificator for notebook, notebooks sharing the same group identificator will be able to exchange tabs via drag and drop. A notebook with group identificator -1 will not be able to exchange tabs with any other notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

group_id :

a group identificator, or -1 to unset it

Since 2.10


gtk_notebook_get_group_id ()

gint                gtk_notebook_get_group_id           (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Warning

gtk_notebook_get_group_id has been deprecated since version 2.12 and should not be used in newly-written code. use gtk_notebook_get_group() instead.

Gets the current group identificator for notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

Returns :

the group identificator, or -1 if none is set.

Since 2.10


gtk_notebook_set_group ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_group              (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                         gpointer group);

Sets a group identificator pointer for notebook, notebooks sharing the same group identificator pointer will be able to exchange tabs via drag and drop. A notebook with a NULL group identificator will not be able to exchange tabs with any other notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

group :

a pointer to identify the notebook group, or NULL to unset it

Since 2.12


gtk_notebook_get_group ()

gpointer            gtk_notebook_get_group              (GtkNotebook *notebook);

Gets the current group identificator pointer for notebook.

notebook :

a GtkNotebook

Returns :

the group identificator, or NULL if none is set.

Since 2.12


GtkNotebookWindowCreationFunc ()

GtkNotebook *       (*GtkNotebookWindowCreationFunc)    (GtkNotebook *source,
                                                         GtkWidget *page,
                                                         gint x,
                                                         gint y,
                                                         gpointer data);

A function used by GtkNotebook when a detachable tab is dropped in the root window, it's used to create a window containing a notebook where the tab will be attached. This function will also be responsible of moving/resizing the window and adding the necessary properties to the notebook (i.e.: group-id). If the function returns NULL, the drag will be cancelled.

source :

The source GtkNotebook of the drag operation

page :

the child GtkWidget affected

x :

the X coordinate where the drop happens

y :

the Y coordinate where the drop happens

data :

user data

Returns :

The created GtkNotebook where the tab will be attached, or NULL to cancel the drag

gtk_notebook_set_window_creation_hook ()

void                gtk_notebook_set_window_creation_hook
                                                        (GtkNotebookWindowCreationFunc func,
                                                         gpointer data,
                                                         GDestroyNotify destroy);

Installs a global function used to create a window when a detached tab is dropped in an empty area.

func :

the GtkNotebookWindowCreationFunc, or NULL

data :

user data for func

destroy :

Destroy notifier for data, or NULL

Since 2.10

Property Details

The "enable-popup" property

  "enable-popup"             gboolean              : Read / Write

If TRUE, pressing the right mouse button on the notebook pops up a menu that you can use to go to a page.

Default value: FALSE


The "group" property

  "group"                    gpointer              : Read / Write

Group for tabs drag and drop.

Since 2.12


The "group-id" property

  "group-id"                 gint                  : Read / Write

Group ID for tabs drag and drop.

Allowed values: >= G_MAXULONG

Default value: -1


The "homogeneous" property

  "homogeneous"              gboolean              : Read / Write

Whether tabs should have homogeneous sizes.

Default value: FALSE


The "page" property

  "page"                     gint                  : Read / Write

The index of the current page.

Allowed values: >= G_MAXULONG

Default value: -1


The "scrollable" property

  "scrollable"               gboolean              : Read / Write

If TRUE, scroll arrows are added if there are too many tabs to fit.

Default value: FALSE


The "show-border" property

  "show-border"              gboolean              : Read / Write

Whether the border should be shown or not.

Default value: TRUE


The "show-tabs" property

  "show-tabs"                gboolean              : Read / Write

Whether tabs should be shown or not.

Default value: TRUE


The "tab-border" property

  "tab-border"               guint                 : Write

Width of the border around the tab labels.

Default value: 2


The "tab-hborder" property

  "tab-hborder"              guint                 : Read / Write

Width of the horizontal border of tab labels.

Default value: 2


The "tab-pos" property

  "tab-pos"                  GtkPositionType       : Read / Write

Which side of the notebook holds the tabs.

Default value: GTK_POS_TOP


The "tab-vborder" property

  "tab-vborder"              guint                 : Read / Write

Width of the vertical border of tab labels.

Default value: 2

Child Property Details

The "detachable" child property

  "detachable"               gboolean              : Read / Write

Whether the tab is detachable.

Default value: FALSE


The "menu-label" child property

  "menu-label"               gchar*                : Read / Write

The string displayed in the child's menu entry.

Default value: NULL


The "position" child property

  "position"                 gint                  : Read / Write

The index of the child in the parent.

Allowed values: >= G_MAXULONG

Default value: 0


The "reorderable" child property

  "reorderable"              gboolean              : Read / Write

Whether the tab is reorderable by user action or not.

Default value: FALSE


The "tab-expand" child property

  "tab-expand"               gboolean              : Read / Write

Whether to expand the child's tab or not.

Default value: FALSE


The "tab-fill" child property

  "tab-fill"                 gboolean              : Read / Write

Whether the child's tab should fill the allocated area or not.

Default value: TRUE


The "tab-label" child property

  "tab-label"                gchar*                : Read / Write

The string displayed on the child's tab label.

Default value: NULL


The "tab-pack" child property

  "tab-pack"                 GtkPackType           : Read / Write

A GtkPackType indicating whether the child is packed with reference to the start or end of the parent.

Default value: GTK_PACK_START

Style Property Details

The "arrow-spacing" style property

  "arrow-spacing"            gint                  : Read

The "arrow-spacing" property defines the spacing between the scroll arrows and the tabs.

Allowed values: >= 0

Default value: 0

Since 2.10


The "has-backward-stepper" style property

  "has-backward-stepper"     gboolean              : Read

The "has-backward-stepper" property determines whether the standard backward arrow button is displayed.

Default value: TRUE

Since 2.4


The "has-forward-stepper" style property

  "has-forward-stepper"      gboolean              : Read

The "has-forward-stepper" property determines whether the standard forward arrow button is displayed.

Default value: TRUE

Since 2.4


The "has-secondary-backward-stepper" style property

  "has-secondary-backward-stepper" gboolean              : Read

The "has-secondary-backward-stepper" property determines whether a second backward arrow button is displayed on the opposite end of the tab area.

Default value: FALSE

Since 2.4


The "has-secondary-forward-stepper" style property

  "has-secondary-forward-stepper" gboolean              : Read

The "has-secondary-forward-stepper" property determines whether a second forward arrow button is displayed on the opposite end of the tab area.

Default value: FALSE

Since 2.4


The "tab-curvature" style property

  "tab-curvature"            gint                  : Read

The "tab-curvature" property defines size of tab curvature.

Allowed values: >= 0

Default value: 1

Since 2.10


The "tab-overlap" style property

  "tab-overlap"              gint                  : Read

The "tab-overlap" property defines size of tab overlap area.

Default value: 2

Since 2.10

Signal Details

The "change-current-page" signal

gboolean            user_function                      (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                        gint         arg1,
                                                        gpointer     user_data)      : Run Last / Action

notebook :

the object which received the signal.

arg1 :

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Returns :


The "create-window" signal

GtkNotebook*        user_function                      (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                        GtkWidget   *page,
                                                        gint         x,
                                                        gint         y,
                                                        gpointer     user_data)      : Run Last

The ::create-window signal is emitted when a detachable tab is dropped on the root window.

A handler for this signal can create a window containing a notebook where the tab will be attached. It is also responsible for moving/resizing the window and adding the necessary properties to the notebook (e.g. the "group-id" ).

The default handler uses the global window creation hook, if one has been set with gtk_notebook_set_window_creation_hook().

notebook :

the GtkNotebook emitting the signal

page :

the tab of notebook that is being detached

x :

the X coordinate where the drop happens

y :

the Y coordinate where the drop happens

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Returns :

a GtkNotebook that page should be added to, or NULL.

Since 2.12


The "focus-tab" signal

gboolean            user_function                      (GtkNotebook   *notebook,
                                                        GtkNotebookTab arg1,
                                                        gpointer       user_data)      : Run Last / Action

notebook :

the object which received the signal.

arg1 :

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Returns :


The "move-focus-out" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkNotebook     *notebook,
                                                        GtkDirectionType arg1,
                                                        gpointer         user_data)      : Run Last / Action

notebook :

the object which received the signal.

arg1 :

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

The "page-added" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                        GtkWidget   *child,
                                                        guint        page_num,
                                                        gpointer     user_data)      : Run Last

the ::page-added signal is emitted in the notebook right after a page is added to the notebook.

notebook :

the GtkNotebook

child :

the child GtkWidget affected

page_num :

the new page number for child

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Since 2.10


The "page-removed" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                        GtkWidget   *child,
                                                        guint        page_num,
                                                        gpointer     user_data)      : Run Last

the ::page-removed signal is emitted in the notebook right after a page is removed from the notebook.

notebook :

the GtkNotebook

child :

the child GtkWidget affected

page_num :

the child page number

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Since 2.10


The "page-reordered" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                        GtkWidget   *child,
                                                        guint        page_num,
                                                        gpointer     user_data)      : Run Last

the ::page-reordered signal is emitted in the notebook right after a page has been reordered.

notebook :

the GtkNotebook

child :

the child GtkWidget affected

page_num :

the new page number for child

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Since 2.10


The "reorder-tab" signal

gboolean            user_function                      (GtkNotebook     *notebook,
                                                        GtkDirectionType arg1,
                                                        gboolean         arg2,
                                                        gpointer         user_data)      : Run Last / Action

notebook :

the object which received the signal.

arg1 :

Param3 :

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Returns :


The "select-page" signal

gboolean            user_function                      (GtkNotebook *notebook,
                                                        gboolean     arg1,
                                                        gpointer     user_data)      : Run Last / Action

notebook :

the object which received the signal.

arg1 :

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Returns :


The "switch-page" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkNotebook     *notebook,
                                                        GtkNotebookPage *page,
                                                        guint            page_num,
                                                        gpointer         user_data)      : Run Last

Emitted when the user or a function changes the current page.

notebook :

the object which received the signal.

page :

the new current page

page_num :

the index of the page

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

See Also

GtkContainer

For functions that apply to every GtkContainer