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GtkStatusbar

GtkStatusbar — Report messages of minor importance to the user

Synopsis


#include <gtk/gtk.h>

                    GtkStatusbar;
GtkWidget*          gtk_statusbar_new                   (void);
guint               gtk_statusbar_get_context_id        (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         const gchar *context_description);
guint               gtk_statusbar_push                  (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         guint context_id,
                                                         const gchar *text);
void                gtk_statusbar_pop                   (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         guint context_id);
void                gtk_statusbar_remove                (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         guint context_id,
                                                         guint message_id);
void                gtk_statusbar_set_has_resize_grip   (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         gboolean setting);
gboolean            gtk_statusbar_get_has_resize_grip   (GtkStatusbar *statusbar);

Object Hierarchy

  GObject
   +----GInitiallyUnowned
         +----GtkObject
               +----GtkWidget
                     +----GtkContainer
                           +----GtkBox
                                 +----GtkHBox
                                       +----GtkStatusbar

Implemented Interfaces

GtkStatusbar implements AtkImplementorIface, GtkBuildable and GtkOrientable.

Properties

  "has-resize-grip"          gboolean              : Read / Write

Style Properties

  "shadow-type"              GtkShadowType         : Read

Signals

  "text-popped"                                    : Run Last
  "text-pushed"                                    : Run Last

Description

A GtkStatusbar is usually placed along the bottom of an application's main GtkWindow. It may provide a regular commentary of the application's status (as is usually the case in a web browser, for example), or may be used to simply output a message when the status changes, (when an upload is complete in an FTP client, for example). It may also have a resize grip (a triangular area in the lower right corner) which can be clicked on to resize the window containing the statusbar.

Status bars in GTK+ maintain a stack of messages. The message at the top of the each bar's stack is the one that will currently be displayed.

Any messages added to a statusbar's stack must specify a context id that is used to uniquely identify the source of a message. This context id can be generated by gtk_statusbar_get_context_id(), given a message and the statusbar that it will be added to. Note that messages are stored in a stack, and when choosing which message to display, the stack structure is adhered to, regardless of the context identifier of a message.

One could say that a statusbar maintains one stack of messages for display purposes, but allows multiple message producers to maintain sub-stacks of the messages they produced (via context ids).

Status bars are created using gtk_statusbar_new().

Messages are added to the bar's stack with gtk_statusbar_push().

The message at the top of the stack can be removed using gtk_statusbar_pop(). A message can be removed from anywhere in the stack if its message_id was recorded at the time it was added. This is done using gtk_statusbar_remove().

Details

GtkStatusbar

typedef struct _GtkStatusbar GtkStatusbar;

Contains private data that should be modified with the functions described below.


gtk_statusbar_new ()

GtkWidget*          gtk_statusbar_new                   (void);

Creates a new GtkStatusbar ready for messages.

Returns :

the new GtkStatusbar

gtk_statusbar_get_context_id ()

guint               gtk_statusbar_get_context_id        (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         const gchar *context_description);

Returns a new context identifier, given a description of the actual context. Note that the description is not shown in the UI.

statusbar :

a GtkStatusbar

context_description :

textual description of what context the new message is being used in

Returns :

an integer id

gtk_statusbar_push ()

guint               gtk_statusbar_push                  (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         guint context_id,
                                                         const gchar *text);

Pushes a new message onto a statusbar's stack.

statusbar :

a GtkStatusbar

context_id :

the message's context id, as returned by gtk_statusbar_get_context_id()

text :

the message to add to the statusbar

Returns :

a message id that can be used with gtk_statusbar_remove().

gtk_statusbar_pop ()

void                gtk_statusbar_pop                   (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         guint context_id);

Removes the first message in the GtkStatusBar's stack with the given context id.

Note that this may not change the displayed message, if the message at the top of the stack has a different context id.

statusbar :

a GtkStatusBar

context_id :

a context identifier

gtk_statusbar_remove ()

void                gtk_statusbar_remove                (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         guint context_id,
                                                         guint message_id);

Forces the removal of a message from a statusbar's stack. The exact context_id and message_id must be specified.

statusbar :

a GtkStatusBar

context_id :

a context identifier

message_id :

a message identifier, as returned by gtk_statusbar_push()

gtk_statusbar_set_has_resize_grip ()

void                gtk_statusbar_set_has_resize_grip   (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                         gboolean setting);

Sets whether the statusbar has a resize grip. TRUE by default.

statusbar :

a GtkStatusBar

setting :

TRUE to have a resize grip

gtk_statusbar_get_has_resize_grip ()

gboolean            gtk_statusbar_get_has_resize_grip   (GtkStatusbar *statusbar);

Returns whether the statusbar has a resize grip.

statusbar :

a GtkStatusBar

Returns :

TRUE if the statusbar has a resize grip.

Property Details

The "has-resize-grip" property

  "has-resize-grip"          gboolean              : Read / Write

Whether the statusbar has a grip for resizing the toplevel window.

Default value: TRUE

Since 2.4

Style Property Details

The "shadow-type" style property

  "shadow-type"              GtkShadowType         : Read

Style of bevel around the statusbar text.

Default value: GTK_SHADOW_IN

Signal Details

The "text-popped" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                        guint         context_id,
                                                        gchar        *text,
                                                        gpointer      user_data)       : Run Last

Is emitted whenever a new message is popped off a statusbar's stack.

statusbar :

the object which received the signal.

context_id :

the context id of the relevant message/statusbar.

text :

the message that was just popped.

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

The "text-pushed" signal

void                user_function                      (GtkStatusbar *statusbar,
                                                        guint         context_id,
                                                        gchar        *text,
                                                        gpointer      user_data)       : Run Last

Is emitted whenever a new message gets pushed onto a statusbar's stack.

statusbar :

the object which received the signal.

context_id :

the context id of the relevant message/statusbar.

text :

the message that was pushed.

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.