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gtk.ItemFactory — creates menus, menubars and option menus from a data description.

Synopsis

class gtk.ItemFactory(gtk.Object):
    gtk.ItemFactory(container_type, path, accel_group=None)
def construct(container_type, path, accel_group)
def get_item(path)
def get_widget(path)
def get_widget_by_action(action)
def get_item_by_action(action)
def create_items(entries, callback_data=None)
def delete_item(path)
def popup(x, y, mouse_button, time=GDK_CURRENT_TIME)
Functions

    def gtk.item_factory_from_widget(widget)
def gtk.item_factory_path_from_widget(widget)

Ancestry

+-- gobject.GObject
  +-- gtk.Object
    +-- gtk.ItemFactory

gtk.ItemFactory Properties

gtk.Object Properties

gtk.ItemFactory Signal Prototypes

gobject.GObject Signal Prototypes

gtk.Object Signal Prototypes

Description

Warning

gtk.ItemFactory is deprecated in PyGTK 2.4 and above. The gtk.UIManager should be used instead.

The gtk.ItemFactory provides a convenient way to create and manage menus, menubars and option menus from a data description. The data description is a tuple or list containing a list of entry tuples that each describe an individual menu, menuitem, etc. Each entry tuple may contain the following entry fields though only the path must be specified; the other fields are optional:

  • A path that defines the logical position of the menu or menuitem in the menu hierarchy. a path is similar to a file path in that it starts with a slash (/) character and all components are joined by a slash (/) character. The last component may have an underscore that indicates that the following character is to be used as the accelerator mnemonic.
  • An accelerator that defines a key sequence that will activate the menuitem. The key sequence is a set of zero or more modifiers followed by a single key. The modifier keys are:

    "<alt>"

    Alt-Lor Alt-R

    "<ctl>", "<ctrl>", "<control>"

    Ctrl-Lor Ctrl-R

    "<shift>", "<shft>"

    Shift-Lor Shift-R
  • A callback function or method that will be invoked when the menu item is activated or the accelerator key sequence is pressed. The callback function is defined as either:

        def callback(callback_data, callback_action, widget)
        def callback(callback_action, widget)
    

    where callback_action is the callback action defined below, callback_data is the data passed with the create_items() method and widget is the menuitem widget. The second definition must be used if no callback_data argument is specified by the call to create_items().

  • A callback action that is an arbitrary integer value.
  • An item type is a string describing the type of the item:

    "None", "", "Item"

    a simple menu item

    "<Title>"

    a title item

    "<ImageItem>"

    an image item

    "<StockItem>"

    an item holding a stock image

    "<CheckItem>"

    a check item

    "<ToggleItem>"

    a toggle item

    "<RadioItem>"

    a radio item

    <path>

    the path of a radio item group to add item to

    "<Separator>"

    a separator

    "<Tearoff>"

    a tearoff separator

    "<Branch>"

    an item to hold sub items

    "<LastBranch>"

    a right justified item to hold sub items
  • extra data that is either a gtk.gdk.Pixbuf or a stock ID

Constructor

    gtk.ItemFactory(container_type, path, accel_group=None)

container_type :

the kind of menu to create; one of: gtk.MenuBar, gtk.Menu or gtk.OptionMenu.

path :

the path of the new item factory, a string of the form "<name>"

accel_group :

a gtk.AccelGroup to which the accelerators for the menu items will be added, or None to create a new one

Returns :

a new gtk.ItemFactory

Creates a new gtk.ItemFactory object.

Methods

gtk.ItemFactory.construct

    def construct(container_type, path, accel_group)

container_type :

the kind of menu to create; one of: gtk.MenuBar, gtk.Menu or gtk.OptionMenu.

path :

the path of the item factory, a string of the form "<name>"

accel_group :

a gtk.AccelGroup to which the accelerators for the menu items will be added, or None to create a new one

The construct() method initializes an item factory.

gtk.ItemFactory.get_item

    def get_item(path)

path :

the path to the menu item

Returns :

the menu item with the specified path, or None if path doesn't lead to a menu item

The get_item() method returns the menu item that corresponds to path. If the widget corresponding to path is a menu item that opens a submenu, then the item is returned. If you are interested in the submenu, use the get_widget() method instead.

gtk.ItemFactory.get_widget

    def get_widget(path)

path :

the path to the widget

Returns :

the widget associated with the specified path, or None if path doesn't lead to a widget

The get_widget() method returns the widget that corresponds to path. If the widget corresponding to path is a menu item that opens a submenu, then the submenu is returned. If you are interested in the menu item, use get_item() instead.

gtk.ItemFactory.get_widget_by_action

    def get_widget_by_action(action)

action :

a callback action value

Returns :

the widget that corresponds to the given action, or None if no widget was found

The get_widget_by_action() method returns the widget that is associated with the specified action. If there are multiple items with the same action, the result is undefined.

gtk.ItemFactory.get_item_by_action

    def get_item_by_action(action)

action :

a callback action value

Returns :

the menu item that corresponds to the specified action, or None if no menu item was found

The get_item_by_action() returns the menu item that is associated with the specified action.

gtk.ItemFactory.create_items

    def create_items(entries, callback_data=None)

entries :

a tuple or list of item factory entries

callback_data :

optional data passed to the callback functions of all entries

The create_items() method creates the menu items from the specified item factory entries. If no callback_data is specified it will not be passed to the callback functions i.e the callback functions will be passed one less argument.

gtk.ItemFactory.delete_item

    def delete_item(path)

path :

a path

The delete_item() method deletes the menu item that was created with the specified path.

gtk.ItemFactory.popup

    def popup(x, y, mouse_button, time=0L)

x :

the x position

y :

the y position

mouse_button :

the mouse button that was pressed to initiate this action

time :

an optional timestamp for this action; default is 0L which means use the current time

The popup() method pops up the menu constructed from the item factory at the specified location (x, y). This method is generally invoked in response to a "button_press_event" so the arguments are retrieved from the event information.

Functions

gtk.item_factory_from_widget

    def gtk.item_factory_from_widget(widget)

widget :

a gtk.Widget object

Returns :

the gtk.ItemFactory that created widget

The gtk.item_factory_from_widget() function returns the gtk.ItemFactory object that created the gtk.Widget specified by widget.

gtk.item_factory_path_from_widget

    def gtk.item_factory_path_from_widget(widget)

widget :

a gtk.Widget object

Returns :

the full path to the gtk.ItemFactory that created widget

The gtk.item_factory_path_from_widget() function returns the full path to the gtk.ItemFactory that created the gtk.Widget specified by widget.

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