manpagez: man pages & more
html files: gtk
Home | html | info | man

GtkOptionMenu

GtkOptionMenu — A widget used to choose from a list of valid choices

Object Hierarchy

  GObject
   +----GInitiallyUnowned
         +----GtkObject
               +----GtkWidget
                     +----GtkContainer
                           +----GtkBin
                                 +----GtkButton
                                       +----GtkOptionMenu

Implemented Interfaces

GtkOptionMenu implements GtkActivatable, AtkImplementorIface and GtkBuildable.

Properties

  "menu"                     GtkMenu*              : Read / Write

Style Properties

  "indicator-size"           GtkRequisition*       : Read
  "indicator-spacing"        GtkBorder*            : Read

Signals

  "changed"                                        : Run Last

Description

A GtkOptionMenu is a widget that allows the user to choose from a list of valid choices. The GtkOptionMenu displays the selected choice. When activated the GtkOptionMenu displays a popup GtkMenu which allows the user to make a new choice.

Using a GtkOptionMenu is simple; build a GtkMenu, by calling gtk_menu_new(), then appending menu items to it with gtk_menu_shell_append(). Set that menu on the option menu with gtk_option_menu_set_menu(). Set the selected menu item with gtk_option_menu_set_history(); connect to the "changed" signal on the option menu; in the "changed" signal, check the new selected menu item with gtk_option_menu_get_history().

As of GTK+ 2.4, GtkOptionMenu has been deprecated in favor of GtkComboBox.

Details

GtkOptionMenu

typedef struct _GtkOptionMenu GtkOptionMenu;

Warning

GtkOptionMenu has been deprecated since version 2.4 and should not be used in newly-written code. Use GtkComboBox instead.

The GtkOptionMenu struct contains private data only, and should be accessed using the functions below.


gtk_option_menu_new ()

GtkWidget*          gtk_option_menu_new                 (void);

Warning

gtk_option_menu_new has been deprecated since version 2.4 and should not be used in newly-written code. Use GtkComboBox instead.

Creates a new GtkOptionMenu.

Returns :

a new GtkOptionMenu.

gtk_option_menu_get_menu ()

GtkWidget*          gtk_option_menu_get_menu            (GtkOptionMenu *option_menu);

Warning

gtk_option_menu_get_menu has been deprecated since version 2.4 and should not be used in newly-written code. Use GtkComboBox instead.

Returns the GtkMenu associated with the GtkOptionMenu.

option_menu :

a GtkOptionMenu.

Returns :

the GtkMenu associated with the GtkOptionMenu.

gtk_option_menu_set_menu ()

void                gtk_option_menu_set_menu            (GtkOptionMenu *option_menu,
                                                         GtkWidget *menu);

Warning

gtk_option_menu_set_menu has been deprecated since version 2.4 and should not be used in newly-written code. Use GtkComboBox instead.

Provides the GtkMenu that is popped up to allow the user to choose a new value. You should provide a simple menu avoiding the use of tearoff menu items, submenus, and accelerators.

option_menu :

a GtkOptionMenu.

menu :

the GtkMenu to associate with the GtkOptionMenu.

gtk_option_menu_remove_menu ()

void                gtk_option_menu_remove_menu         (GtkOptionMenu *option_menu);

Warning

gtk_option_menu_remove_menu has been deprecated since version 2.4 and should not be used in newly-written code. Use GtkComboBox instead.

Removes the menu from the option menu.

option_menu :

a GtkOptionMenu.

gtk_option_menu_set_history ()

void                gtk_option_menu_set_history         (GtkOptionMenu *option_menu,
                                                         guint index_);

Warning

gtk_option_menu_set_history has been deprecated since version 2.4 and should not be used in newly-written code. Use GtkComboBox instead.

Selects the menu item specified by index_ making it the newly selected value for the option menu.

option_menu :

a GtkOptionMenu.

index_ :

the index of the menu item to select. Index values are from 0 to n-1.

gtk_option_menu_get_history ()

gint                gtk_option_menu_get_history         (GtkOptionMenu *option_menu);

Warning

gtk_option_menu_get_history has been deprecated since version 2.4 and should not be used in newly-written code. Use GtkComboBox instead.

Retrieves the index of the currently selected menu item. The menu items are numbered from top to bottom, starting with 0.

option_menu :

a GtkOptionMenu

Returns :

index of the selected menu item, or -1 if there are no menu items

Property Details

The "menu" property

  "menu"                     GtkMenu*              : Read / Write

The menu of options.

Style Property Details

The "indicator-size" style property

  "indicator-size"           GtkRequisition*       : Read

Size of dropdown indicator.


The "indicator-spacing" style property

  "indicator-spacing"        GtkBorder*            : Read

Spacing around indicator.

Signal Details

The "changed" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkOptionMenu *optionmenu,
                                                        gpointer       user_data)       : Run Last

optionmenu :

the object which received the signal.

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.