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GtkCellLayout

GtkCellLayout — An interface for packing cells

Types and Values

Object Hierarchy

    GInterface
    ╰── GtkCellLayout

Prerequisites

GtkCellLayout requires GObject.

Includes

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

Description

GtkCellLayout is an interface to be implemented by all objects which want to provide a GtkTreeViewColumn like API for packing cells, setting attributes and data funcs.

One of the notable features provided by implementations of GtkCellLayout are attributes. Attributes let you set the properties in flexible ways. They can just be set to constant values like regular properties. But they can also be mapped to a column of the underlying tree model with gtk_cell_layout_set_attributes(), which means that the value of the attribute can change from cell to cell as they are rendered by the cell renderer. Finally, it is possible to specify a function with gtk_cell_layout_set_cell_data_func() that is called to determine the value of the attribute for each cell that is rendered.

GtkCellLayouts as GtkBuildable

Implementations of GtkCellLayout which also implement the GtkBuildable interface (GtkCellView, GtkIconView, GtkComboBox, GtkEntryCompletion, GtkTreeViewColumn) accept GtkCellRenderer objects as <child> elements in UI definitions. They support a custom <attributes> element for their children, which can contain multiple <attribute> elements. Each <attribute> element has a name attribute which specifies a property of the cell renderer; the content of the element is the attribute value.

This is an example of a UI definition fragment specifying attributes:

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<object class="GtkCellView">
  <child>
    <object class="GtkCellRendererText"/>
    <attributes>
      <attribute name="text">0</attribute>
    </attributes>
  </child>"
</object>

Furthermore for implementations of GtkCellLayout that use a GtkCellArea to lay out cells (all GtkCellLayouts in GTK+ use a GtkCellArea) cell properties can also be defined in the format by specifying the custom <cell-packing> attribute which can contain multiple <property> elements defined in the normal way.

Here is a UI definition fragment specifying cell properties:

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<object class="GtkTreeViewColumn">
  <child>
    <object class="GtkCellRendererText"/>
    <cell-packing>
      <property name="align">True</property>
      <property name="expand">False</property>
    </cell-packing>
  </child>"
</object>


Subclassing GtkCellLayout implementations

When subclassing a widget that implements GtkCellLayout like GtkIconView or GtkComboBox, there are some considerations related to the fact that these widgets internally use a GtkCellArea. The cell area is exposed as a construct-only property by these widgets. This means that it is possible to e.g. do

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combo = g_object_new (GTK_TYPE_COMBO_BOX, "cell-area", my_cell_area, NULL);

to use a custom cell area with a combo box. But construct properties are only initialized after instance init() functions have run, which means that using functions which rely on the existence of the cell area in your subclass’ init() function will cause the default cell area to be instantiated. In this case, a provided construct property value will be ignored (with a warning, to alert you to the problem).

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static void
my_combo_box_init (MyComboBox *b)
{
  GtkCellRenderer *cell;

  cell = gtk_cell_renderer_pixbuf_new ();
  // The following call causes the default cell area for combo boxes,
  // a GtkCellAreaBox, to be instantiated
  gtk_cell_layout_pack_start (GTK_CELL_LAYOUT (b), cell, FALSE);
  ...
}

GtkWidget *
my_combo_box_new (GtkCellArea *area)
{
  // This call is going to cause a warning about area being ignored
  return g_object_new (MY_TYPE_COMBO_BOX, "cell-area", area, NULL);
}

If supporting alternative cell areas with your derived widget is not important, then this does not have to concern you. If you want to support alternative cell areas, you can do so by moving the problematic calls out of init() and into a constructor() for your class.

Functions

GtkCellLayoutDataFunc ()

void
(*GtkCellLayoutDataFunc) (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout,
                          GtkCellRenderer *cell,
                          GtkTreeModel *tree_model,
                          GtkTreeIter *iter,
                          gpointer data);

A function which should set the value of cell_layout ’s cell renderer(s) as appropriate.

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

cell

the cell renderer whose value is to be set

 

tree_model

the model

 

iter

a GtkTreeIter indicating the row to set the value for

 

data

user data passed to gtk_cell_layout_set_cell_data_func().

[closure]

gtk_cell_layout_pack_start ()

void
gtk_cell_layout_pack_start (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout,
                            GtkCellRenderer *cell,
                            gboolean expand);

Packs the cell into the beginning of cell_layout . If expand is FALSE, then the cell is allocated no more space than it needs. Any unused space is divided evenly between cells for which expand is TRUE.

Note that reusing the same cell renderer is not supported.

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

cell

a GtkCellRenderer

 

expand

TRUE if cell is to be given extra space allocated to cell_layout

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_cell_layout_pack_end ()

void
gtk_cell_layout_pack_end (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout,
                          GtkCellRenderer *cell,
                          gboolean expand);

Adds the cell to the end of cell_layout . If expand is FALSE, then the cell is allocated no more space than it needs. Any unused space is divided evenly between cells for which expand is TRUE.

Note that reusing the same cell renderer is not supported.

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

cell

a GtkCellRenderer

 

expand

TRUE if cell is to be given extra space allocated to cell_layout

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_cell_layout_get_area ()

GtkCellArea *
gtk_cell_layout_get_area (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout);

Returns the underlying GtkCellArea which might be cell_layout if called on a GtkCellArea or might be NULL if no GtkCellArea is used by cell_layout .

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

Returns

the cell area used by cell_layout , or NULL in case no cell area is used.

[transfer none][nullable]

Since: 3.0


gtk_cell_layout_get_cells ()

GList *
gtk_cell_layout_get_cells (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout);

Returns the cell renderers which have been added to cell_layout .

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

Returns

a list of cell renderers. The list, but not the renderers has been newly allocated and should be freed with g_list_free() when no longer needed.

[element-type GtkCellRenderer][transfer container]

Since: 2.12


gtk_cell_layout_reorder ()

void
gtk_cell_layout_reorder (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout,
                         GtkCellRenderer *cell,
                         gint position);

Re-inserts cell at position .

Note that cell has already to be packed into cell_layout for this to function properly.

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

cell

a GtkCellRenderer to reorder

 

position

new position to insert cell at

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_cell_layout_clear ()

void
gtk_cell_layout_clear (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout);

Unsets all the mappings on all renderers on cell_layout and removes all renderers from cell_layout .

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_cell_layout_set_attributes ()

void
gtk_cell_layout_set_attributes (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout,
                                GtkCellRenderer *cell,
                                ...);

Sets the attributes in list as the attributes of cell_layout .

The attributes should be in attribute/column order, as in gtk_cell_layout_add_attribute(). All existing attributes are removed, and replaced with the new attributes.

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

cell

a GtkCellRenderer

 

...

a NULL-terminated list of attributes

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_cell_layout_add_attribute ()

void
gtk_cell_layout_add_attribute (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout,
                               GtkCellRenderer *cell,
                               const gchar *attribute,
                               gint column);

Adds an attribute mapping to the list in cell_layout .

The column is the column of the model to get a value from, and the attribute is the parameter on cell to be set from the value. So for example if column 2 of the model contains strings, you could have the “text” attribute of a GtkCellRendererText get its values from column 2.

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

cell

a GtkCellRenderer

 

attribute

an attribute on the renderer

 

column

the column position on the model to get the attribute from

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_cell_layout_set_cell_data_func ()

void
gtk_cell_layout_set_cell_data_func (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout,
                                    GtkCellRenderer *cell,
                                    GtkCellLayoutDataFunc func,
                                    gpointer func_data,
                                    GDestroyNotify destroy);

Sets the GtkCellLayoutDataFunc to use for cell_layout .

This function is used instead of the standard attributes mapping for setting the column value, and should set the value of cell_layout ’s cell renderer(s) as appropriate.

func may be NULL to remove a previously set function.

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

cell

a GtkCellRenderer

 

func

the GtkCellLayoutDataFunc to use, or NULL.

[allow-none]

func_data

user data for func .

[closure]

destroy

destroy notify for func_data

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_cell_layout_clear_attributes ()

void
gtk_cell_layout_clear_attributes (GtkCellLayout *cell_layout,
                                  GtkCellRenderer *cell);

Clears all existing attributes previously set with gtk_cell_layout_set_attributes().

Parameters

cell_layout

a GtkCellLayout

 

cell

a GtkCellRenderer to clear the attribute mapping on

 

Since: 2.4

Types and Values

GtkCellLayout

typedef struct _GtkCellLayout GtkCellLayout;

struct GtkCellLayoutIface

struct GtkCellLayoutIface {
  /* Virtual Table */
  void (* pack_start)         (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout,
                               GtkCellRenderer       *cell,
                               gboolean               expand);
  void (* pack_end)           (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout,
                               GtkCellRenderer       *cell,
                               gboolean               expand);
  void (* clear)              (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout);
  void (* add_attribute)      (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout,
                               GtkCellRenderer       *cell,
                               const gchar           *attribute,
                               gint                   column);
  void (* set_cell_data_func) (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout,
                               GtkCellRenderer       *cell,
                               GtkCellLayoutDataFunc  func,
                               gpointer               func_data,
                               GDestroyNotify         destroy);
  void (* clear_attributes)   (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout,
                               GtkCellRenderer       *cell);
  void (* reorder)            (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout,
                               GtkCellRenderer       *cell,
                               gint                   position);
  GList* (* get_cells)        (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout);

  GtkCellArea *(* get_area)   (GtkCellLayout         *cell_layout);
};

Members

pack_start ()

Packs the cell into the beginning of cell_layout.

 

pack_end ()

Adds the cell to the end of cell_layout.

 

clear ()

Unsets all the mappings on all renderers on cell_layout and removes all renderers from cell_layout.

 

add_attribute ()

Adds an attribute mapping to the list in cell_layout.

 

set_cell_data_func ()

Sets the GtkCellLayoutDataFunc to use for cell_layout.

 

clear_attributes ()

Clears all existing attributes previously set with gtk_cell_layout_set_attributes().

 

reorder ()

Re-inserts cell at position.

 

get_cells ()

Get the cell renderers which have been added to cell_layout.

 

get_area ()

Get the underlying GtkCellArea which might be cell_layout if called on a GtkCellArea or might be NULL if no GtkCellArea is used by cell_layout.

 
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