Class

Gtk.Fixed

Description [src]

class Gtk.Fixed : Gtk.Widget {
  parent_instance: GtkWidget
}

GtkFixed places its child widgets at fixed positions and with fixed sizes.

GtkFixed performs no automatic layout management.

For most applications, you should not use this container! It keeps you from having to learn about the other GTK containers, but it results in broken applications. With GtkFixed, the following things will result in truncated text, overlapping widgets, and other display bugs:

  • Themes, which may change widget sizes.

  • Fonts other than the one you used to write the app will of course change the size of widgets containing text; keep in mind that users may use a larger font because of difficulty reading the default, or they may be using a different OS that provides different fonts.

  • Translation of text into other languages changes its size. Also, display of non-English text will use a different font in many cases.

In addition, GtkFixed does not pay attention to text direction and thus may produce unwanted results if your app is run under right-to-left languages such as Hebrew or Arabic. That is: normally GTK will order containers appropriately for the text direction, e.g. to put labels to the right of the thing they label when using an RTL language, but it can’t do that with GtkFixed. So if you need to reorder widgets depending on the text direction, you would need to manually detect it and adjust child positions accordingly.

Finally, fixed positioning makes it kind of annoying to add/remove UI elements, since you have to reposition all the other elements. This is a long-term maintenance problem for your application.

If you know none of these things are an issue for your application, and prefer the simplicity of GtkFixed, by all means use the widget. But you should be aware of the tradeoffs.

Hierarchy

Hierarchy for Gtk.Fixed

Ancestors

Constructors

gtk_fixed_new

Creates a new GtkFixed.

Instance methods

gtk_fixed_get_child_position

Retrieves the translation transformation of the given child GtkWidget in the GtkFixed.

gtk_fixed_get_child_transform

Retrieves the transformation for widget set using gtk_fixed_set_child_transform().

gtk_fixed_move

Sets a translation transformation to the given x and y coordinates to the child widget of the GtkFixed.

gtk_fixed_put

Adds a widget to a GtkFixed at the given position.

gtk_fixed_remove

Removes a child from fixed.

gtk_fixed_set_child_transform

Sets the transformation for widget.

Methods inherited from GtkWidget (159)
Methods inherited from GtkAccessible (10)
gtk_accessible_get_accessible_role

Retrieves the GtkAccessibleRole for the given GtkAccessible.

gtk_accessible_reset_property

Resets the accessible property to its default value.

gtk_accessible_reset_relation

Resets the accessible relation to its default value.

gtk_accessible_reset_state

Resets the accessible state to its default value.

gtk_accessible_update_property

Updates a list of accessible properties.

gtk_accessible_update_property_value

Updates an array of accessible properties.

gtk_accessible_update_relation

Updates a list of accessible relations.

gtk_accessible_update_relation_value

Updates an array of accessible relations.

gtk_accessible_update_state

Updates a list of accessible states. See the GtkAccessibleState documentation for the value types of accessible states.

gtk_accessible_update_state_value

Updates an array of accessible states.

Methods inherited from GtkBuildable (1)
gtk_buildable_get_buildable_id

Gets the ID of the buildable object.

Class structure

struct GtkFixedClass {
  GtkWidgetClass parent_class;
  
}
Class members
parent_class
GtkWidgetClass
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