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): gtk.Entry(max=0)
def set_visibility(visible)
def get_visibility()
def set_invisible_char(ch)
def get_invisible_char()
def set_has_frame(setting)
def get_has_frame()
def set_max_length(max)
def get_max_length()
def set_activates_default(setting)
def get_activates_default()
def set_width_chars(n_chars)
def get_width_chars()
def set_text(text)
def get_text()
def get_layout()
def get_layout_offsets()
def set_alignment(xalign)
def get_alignment()
def set_completion(width_chars)
def get_completion()
def set_inner_border(border)
def get_inner_border()
def get_cursor_hadjustment()
def set_cursor_hadjustment(adjustment)
def get_override_mode()
def set_override_mode(override)
def get_text_length()

Ancestry

+-- gobject.GObject
  +-- gtk.Object
    +-- gtk.Widget
      +-- gtk.Entry

gtk.Entry Properties

gtk.Object Properties

gtk.Widget Properties

"activates-default"Read/WriteIf True activate the default widget (such as the default button in a dialog) when Enter is pressed. Default value: False.
"caps-lock-warning"Read/WriteWhether password entries will show a warning when Caps Lock is on. Note that the warning is shown using a secondary icon, and thus does not work if you are using the secondary icon position for some other purpose. Default value: True. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"cursor-position"ReadThe current position of the insertion cursor as a character index. Allowed values: [0,65535]. Default value: 0
"editable"Read/WriteIf True the entry contents can be edited. Default value: True.
"has-frame"Read/WriteIf False removes outside bevel from entry. Default value: True.
"im-module"Read/WriteWhich IM (input method) module should be used for this entry. See gtk.IMContext. Setting this to a non-None value overrides the system-wide IM module setting. See the gtk.Settings "gtk-im-module" property. Default value: None. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"inner-border"Read/WriteThe text area's border between the text and the frame as a gtkBorder. Available in GTK+ 2.10.
"invisible-char"Read/WriteThe character to use when masking entry contents (when "visibility" is False). Default value: '*'.
"invisible-char-set"Read/Write Whether the invisible char has been set for the GtkEntry. Default value: False This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"max-length"Read/WriteThe maximum number of characters for this entry. Zero if no maximum. Allowed values: [0,65535] Default value: 0.
"override-mode"Read/WriteIf text is overwritten when typing in the GtkEntry. Default value: False. Available in GTK+ 2.14 and above.
"primary-icon-activatable"Read/Write Whether the primary icon is activatable. GTK+ emits the "icon-press" and "icon-release" signals only on sensitive, activatable icons. Sensitive, but non-activatable icons can be used for purely informational purposes. Default value: False This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"primary-icon-gicon"Read/Write The gio.Icon to use for the primary icon for the entry. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"primary-icon-name"Read/Write The icon name to use for the primary icon for the entry. Default value: None This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"primary-icon-pixbuf"Read/Write A pixbuf to use as the primary icon for the entry. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"primary-icon-sensitive"Read/Write Whether the primary icon is sensitive. An insensitive icon appears grayed out. GTK+ does not emit the "icon-press" and "icon-release" signals and does not allow DND from insensitive icons. An icon should be set insensitive if the action that would trigger when clicked is currently not available. Default value: True This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"primary-icon-stock"Read/Write The stock id to use for the primary icon for the entry. Default value: None This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"primary-icon-storage-type"Read/Write The representation which is used for the primary icon of the entry. Default value: gtk.IMAGE_EMPTY This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"primary-icon-tooltip-markup"Read/Write The contents of the tooltip on the primary icon, which is marked up with the Pango text markup language. Also see gtk_entry_set_icon_tooltip_markup(). ##FIXME Default value: None. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"primary-icon-tooltip-text"Read/Write The contents of the tooltip on the primary icon. Also see gtk_entry_set_icon_tooltip_text(). ##FIXME Default value: None. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"progress-fraction"Read/Write The current fraction of the task that's been completed. Allowed values: [0,1] Default value: 0 This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"progress-pulse-step"Read/Write The fraction of total entry width to move the progress bouncing block for each call to gtk_entry_progress_pulse(). ##FIXME Allowed values: [0,1] Default value: 0.1 This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"scroll-offset"ReadThe number of pixels of the entry scrolled off the screen to the left. Allowed values: >= 0 Default value: 0.
"secondary-icon-activatable"Read/Write Whether the secondary icon is activatable. GTK+ emits the "icon-press" and "icon-release" signals only on sensitive, activatable icons. Sensitive, but non-activatable icons can be used for purely informational purposes. Default value: False This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"secondary-icon-gicon"Read/Write The gio.Icon to use for the secondary icon for the entry. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"secondary-icon-name"Read/Write The icon name to use for the secondary icon for the entry. Default value: None. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"secondary-icon-pixbuf"Read/Write A pixbuf to use as the secondary icon for the entry. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"secondary-icon-sensitive"Read/Write Whether the secondary icon is sensitive. An insensitive icon appears grayed out. GTK+ does not emit the "icon-press" and "icon-release" signals and does not allow DND from insensitive icons. An icon should be set insensitive if the action that would trigger when clicked is currently not available. Default value: True. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"secondary-icon-stock"Read/Write The stock id to use for the secondary icon for the entry. Default value: None. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"secondary-icon-storage-type"Read/Write The representation which is used for the secondary icon of the entry. Default value: gtk.IMAGE_EMPTY This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"secondary-icon-tooltip-markup"Read/Write The contents of the tooltip on the secondary icon, which is marked up with the Pango text markup language. Also see gtk_entry_set_icon_tooltip_markup(). ##FIXME Default value: None. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"secondary-icon-tooltip-text"Read/Write The contents of the tooltip on the secondary icon. Also see gtk_entry_set_icon_tooltip_text(). #àFIXME Default value: None. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"selection-bound"ReadThe position of the opposite end of the selection from the cursor as a character index. Allowed values: [0,65535] Default value: 0.
"shadow-type"Read/WriteWhich kind of shadow to draw around the entry when GtkEntry:has-frame is set to True. Default value: gtk.SHADOW_IN Available in GTK+ 2.12 and above.
"text"Read/WriteThe contents of the entry. Default value: "".
"text-length"ReadThe length of the text in the GtkEntry. Allowed values: [0,65535]. Default value: 0. Available in GTK+ 2.14 and above.
"truncate-multiline"Read/WriteIf True, pasted multi-line text is truncated to the first line. Default value: False. Available in GTK+ 2.10 and above.
"visibility"Read/WriteIf False displays the "invisible char" instead of the actual text (e.g. password mode). Default value: True.
"width-chars"Read/WriteThe number of characters to leave space for in the entry. Allowed values: >= -1. Default value: -1.
"xalign"Read/WriteThe horizontal alignment ranging from 0.0 to 1.0 representing the fraction of freespace to the left (right for RTL layouts) of the text. Available in GTK+ 2.4 and above.

gtk.Entry Style Properties

gtk.Widget Style Properties

"icon-prelight"ReadThe prelight style property determines whether activatable icons prelight on mouseover. Default value: True This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.
"inner-border"ReadSets the text area's border between the text and the frame This property is available in GTK+ 2.10 and above.
"state-hint"Read Indicates whether to pass a proper widget state when drawing the shadow and the widget background. Default value: False. This property is available in GTK+ 2.16 and above.

gtk.Entry Signal Prototypes

gobject.GObject Signal Prototypes

gtk.Object Signal Prototypes

gtk.Widget Signal Prototypes

gtk.Editable Signal Prototypes

gtk.CellEditable Signal Prototypes

"activate"

def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

"backspace

def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

"copy-clipboard"

def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

"cut-clipboard"

def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

"delete-from-cursor"

def callback(entry, delete_type, count, user_param1, ...)

"icon-press"

def callback(entry, icon_pos, event, user_param1, ...)

"icon-release"

def callback(entry, icon_pos, event, user_param1, ...)

"insert-at-cursor"

def callback(entry, string, user_param1, ...)

"move-cursor"

def callback(entry, step_size, count, extend_selection, user_param1, ...)

"paste-clipboard"

def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

"populate-popup"

def callback(entry, menu, user_param1, ...)

"toggle-overwrite"

def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

Description

The gtk.Entry widget is a single line text entry widget. A fairly large set of key bindings are supported by default. If the entered text is longer than the allocation of the widget, the widget will scroll so that the cursor position is visible.

Constructor

    gtk.Entry(max=0)

max :

the maximum length of the entry, or 0 for no maximum. (other than the maximum length of entries.) The value passed in will be limited to the range 0-65536.

Returns :

a new gtk.Entry.

Creates a new gtk.Entry widget with the maximum length specified by max.

Methods

gtk.Entry.set_visibility

    def set_visibility(visible)

visible :

If False the contents are obscured using the "invisible-char"

The set_visibility() method sets the "visibility" property to the value of visible. If visible is True the contents of the entry are displayed as plain text. If visible is False, the contents are obscured by replacing the characters with the invisible character (specified by the "invisible-char" property). The characters will also be obscured when the text in the entry widget is copied elsewhere. The default invisible char is the asterisk '*', but it can be changed with set_invisible_char().

gtk.Entry.get_visibility

    def get_visibility()

Returns :

True if the text is currently visible

The get_visibility() method retrieves the value of the "visibility" property that determines whether the text in entry is visible. See set_visibility().

gtk.Entry.set_invisible_char

    def set_invisible_char(ch)

ch :

a Unicode character

The set_invisible_char() method sets the "invisible-char" property with the value of ch. The "invisible-char" is the character to use in place of the actual text when set_visibility() has been called to set text visibility to False. i.e. this is the character used in "password mode" to show the user how many characters have been typed. The default invisible character is an asterisk ('*'). If you set the invisible character to 0, then the user will get no feedback at all; there will be no text on the screen as they type.

gtk.Entry.get_invisible_char

    def get_invisible_char()

Returns :

the current invisible char, or 0, if the entry does not show invisible text at all.

The get_invisible_char() method retrieves the value of the "invisible-char" property. The "invisible-char" is the character displayed in place of the real characters for entries with visibility set to False. See set_invisible_char().

gtk.Entry.set_has_frame

    def set_has_frame(setting)

setting :

If True the entry is displayed with a beveled frame around it.

The set_has_frame() method sets the "has-frame" property to the value of setting. If setting is True the entry is displayed with a beveled frame around it.

gtk.Entry.get_has_frame

    def get_has_frame()

Returns :

whether the entry has a beveled frame

The get_has_frame() method gets the value of the "has-frame" property. If "has-frame" is True the entry will be displayed with a beveled frame around it.

gtk.Entry.set_max_length

    def set_max_length(max)

max :

the maximum length of the entry, or 0 for no maximum. (other than the maximum length of entries.) The value passed in will be clamped to the range 0-65536.

The set_max_length() method sets the "max-length" property to the value of max. The "max-length" property sets the maximum allowed length of the contents of the widget. If the current contents are longer than the given length, then they will be truncated to fit. If max is 0 then there is no maximum length (other than 65536).

gtk.Entry.get_max_length

    def get_max_length()

Returns :

the maximum allowed number of characters in gtk.Entry, or 0 if there is no maximum.

The get_max_length() method retrieves the value of the "max-length" property that specifies the maximum allowed length of the text in the entry. See set_max_length().

gtk.Entry.set_activates_default

    def set_activates_default(setting)

setting :

If True activate the window's default widget on an Enter key press

The set_activates_default() method sets the "activates-default" property to the value of setting. If setting is True, pressing the Enter key in the entry will activate the default widget for the window containing the entry. This usually means that the dialog box containing the entry will be closed, since the default widget is usually one of the dialog buttons.

(For experts: if setting is True, the entry calls gtk.Window.activate_default() on the window containing the entry, in the default handler for the "activate" signal.)

gtk.Entry.get_activates_default

    def get_activates_default()

Returns :

True if the entry will activate the default widget

The get_activates_default() method retrieves the value of the "activates-default" property which is set by set_activates_default(). If "activates-default" is True pressing the Enter key in the entry will activate the default widget for the window containing the entry.

gtk.Entry.set_width_chars

    def set_width_chars(n_chars)

n_chars :

width in chars

The set_width_chars() method sets the "width-chars" property to the value of n_char. Setting the "width-chars" property changes the size request of the entry to be about the right size for n_chars characters. Note that it only changes the size request, the size can still be affected by how you pack the widget into containers. If n_chars is -1, the size reverts to the default entry size.

gtk.Entry.get_width_chars

    def get_width_chars()

Returns :

number of chars to request space for, or negative if unset

The get_width_chars() method gets the value of the "width-chars" property which is set by the set_width_chars() method.

gtk.Entry.set_text

    def set_text(text)

text :

a string to use as the new contents of the entry

The set_text() method sets the "text" property to the value of text. The string in text replaces the current contents of the entry.

gtk.Entry.get_text

    def get_text()

Returns :

the contents of the entry as a string

The get_text() method returns the value of the "text" property which is a string containing the contents of the entry.

gtk.Entry.get_layout

    def get_layout()

Returns :

the pango.Layout for this entry

The get_layout() method gets the pango.Layout used to display the entry. The layout is useful to e.g. convert text positions to pixel positions, in combination with get_layout_offsets().

gtk.Entry.get_layout_offsets

    def get_layout_offsets()

Returns :

a tuple containing the X and Y offsets of the pango layout

The get_layout_offsets() method obtains the position of the pango.Layout used to render text in the entry, in widget coordinates and returns it as a tuple. This method is used to line up the text in an entry with some other text, e.g. when using the entry to implement editable cells in a sheet widget. It is also useful to convert mouse events into coordinates inside the pango.Layout, e.g. to take some action if some part of the entry text is clicked.

Note that as the user scrolls around in the entry the offsets will change; you'll need to connect to the "notify::scroll_offset" signal to track this.

gtk.Entry.set_alignment

    def set_alignment(xalign)

xalign :

The horizontal alignment ranging from 0.0 to 1.0 representing the freespace to the left (right for RTL layouts) of the text.

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.4 and above.

The set_alignment() method sets the "xalign" property to the value of xalign. The alignment controls the horizontal positioning of the contents when the displayed text is shorter than the width of the entry. The value of xalign is the fraction of freespace to the left (right in RTL layouts) of the text.

gtk.Entry.get_alignment

    def get_alignment()

Returns :

The horizontal alignment ranging from 0.0 to 1.0 representing the freespace to the left (right for RTL layouts) of the text.

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.4 and above.

The get_alignment() method returns the value of the "xalign" property which is the fraction of freespace (if any) to the left (right in RTL layouts) of the text.

gtk.Entry.set_completion

    def set_completion(completion)

completion :

a gtk.EntryCompletion

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.4 and above.

The set_completion() method sets the gtk.EntryCompletion specified by completion to be the auxiliary completion object to use with the entry. All further configuration of the completion mechanism is done using completion and the gtk.EntryCompletion methods.

gtk.Entry.get_completion

    def get_completion()

Returns :

the auxiliary completion object

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.4 and above.

The get_completion() method returns the gtk.EntryCompletion object currently in use by the entry.

gtk.Entry.set_inner_border

    def set_inner_border(border)

border :

a gtk.Border, or None

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.10 and above.

The set_inner_border() method sets the entry's "inner-border" property to the value specified by border, or clears it if None is passed. The "inner-border" is the area around the entry's text, but inside its frame.

If set, this property overrides the inner-border style property. Overriding the style-provided border is useful when you want to do in-place editing of some text in a canvas or list widget, where pixel-exact positioning of the entry is important.

gtk.Entry.get_inner_border

    def get_inner_border()

Returns :

the entry's gtk.Border, or None if none was set.

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.10 and above.

The get_inner_border() method returns the value of the entry's "inner-border" property. See set_inner_border() for more information.

gtk.Entry.set_cursor_hadjustment

    def set_cursor_hadjustment(adjustment)

adjustment :

An adjustment which should be adjusted when the cursor is moved, or None.

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.12 and above.

The set_cursor_hadjustment() method hooks up an adjustment to the cursor position in an entry, so that when the cursor is moved, the adjustment is scrolled to show that position. See gtk.ScrolledWindow.get_hadjustment for a typical way of obtaining the adjustment. The adjustment has to be in pixel units and in the same coordinate system as the entry.

gtk.Entry.get_cursor_hadjustment

    def get_cursor_hadjustment()

Returns :

The horizontal cursor adjustment, or None if none has been set.

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.12 and above.

The get_cursor_hadjustment() method retrieves the horizontal cursor adjustment for the entry. See set_cursor_hadjustment.

gtk.Entry.set_override_mode

    def set_override_mode(override)

override :

new value.

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.14 and above.

The set_override_mode() method sets whether the text is overwritten when typing in the GtkEntry.

gtk.Entry.get_override_mode

    def get_override_mode()

Returns :

whether the text is overwritten when typing.

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.14 and above.

The get_override_mode() method gets the value set by gtk.Entry.set_override_mode().

gtk.Entry.get_text_length

    def get_text_length()

Returns :

the current number of characters in GtkEntry, or 0 if there are none.

Note

This method is available in PyGTK 2.14 and above.

The get_text_length() method retrieves the current length of the text in entry.

Signals

The "activate" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "activate" signal is emitted when the entry is activated either by user action (pressing the Enter key) or programmatically with the gtk.Widget.activate() method

The "backspace" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the object which received the signal.

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "backspace" signal is emitted when the Backspace key is entered from the keyboard.

The "copy-clipboard" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "copy-clipboard" signal is emitted when the selection text in the entry is copied to the clipboard.

The "cut-clipboard" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "cut-clipboard" signal is emitted when the selection in the entry is cut (removed from the entry) and placed in the clipboard.

The "delete-from-cursor" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, delete_type, count, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

delete_type :

the type of deletion

count :

the number of deletions of the type to perform

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "delete-from-cursor" signal is emitted when the a deletion from the cursor i.e. removal o text at the cursor position, either before it (negative count) or after it (positive count). The value of delete_type can be one of:

  • gtk.DELETE_CHARS
  • gtk.DELETE_WORD_ENDS
  • gtk.DELETE_WORDS
  • gtk.DELETE_DISPLAY_LINES
  • gtk.DELETE_DISPLAY_LINE_ENDS
  • gtk.DELETE_PARAGRAPH_ENDS
  • gtk.DELETE_PARAGRAPHS
  • gtk.DELETE_WHITESPACE

The "icon-press" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, icon_pos, event, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

icon_pos :

The position of the clicked icon.

event :

The button press event.

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "icon-press" signal is emitted when an activatable icon is clicked.

The "icon-release" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, icon_pos, event, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

icon_pos :

The position of the clicked icon.

event :

The button press event.

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "icon-press" signal is emitted when the button release from a mouse click over an activatable icon.

The "insert-at-cursor" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, string, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

string :

the text being inserted in the entry

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "insert-at-cursor" signal is emitted when text is being inserted in the entry.

The "move-cursor" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, step, count, extend_selection, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

step :

the size of the step to move the cursor

count :

the number of steps to move the cursor

extend_selection :

if True extend the selection as well as moving the cursor

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "move-cursor" signal is emitted when the cursor is being moved by count steps of size step. If extend_selection is True the selection is extended as the cursor is being moved. The value of step can be one of:

  • gtk.MOVEMENT_LOGICAL_POSITIONS
  • gtk.MOVEMENT_VISUAL_POSITIONS
  • gtk.MOVEMENT_WORDS
  • gtk.MOVEMENT_DISPLAY_LINES
  • gtk.MOVEMENT_DISPLAY_LINE_ENDS
  • gtk.MOVEMENT_PARAGRAPH_ENDS
  • gtk.MOVEMENT_PARAGRAPHS
  • gtk.MOVEMENT_PAGES
  • gtk.MOVEMENT_BUFFER_ENDS

The "paste-clipboard" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "paste-clipboard" signal is emitted when the contents of the clipboard are pasted into the entry.

The "populate-popup" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, menu, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

menu :

the menu that needs populating

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "populate-popup" signal is emitted when the menu needs populating.

The "toggle-overwrite" gtk.Entry Signal

    def callback(entry, user_param1, ...)

entry :

the entry that received the signal

user_param1 :

the first user parameter (if any) specified with the connect() method

... :

additional user parameters (if any)

The "toggle-overwrite" signal is emitted when the internal entry attribute "overwrite_mode" is toggled by pressing the Insert key.

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