Struct

GdkEvent

Description [src]

union GdkEvent {
  GdkEventType type;
  GdkEventAny any;
  GdkEventExpose expose;
  GdkEventVisibility visibility;
  GdkEventMotion motion;
  GdkEventButton button;
  GdkEventTouch touch;
  GdkEventScroll scroll;
  GdkEventKey key;
  GdkEventCrossing crossing;
  GdkEventFocus focus_change;
  GdkEventConfigure configure;
  GdkEventProperty property;
  GdkEventSelection selection;
  GdkEventOwnerChange owner_change;
  GdkEventProximity proximity;
  GdkEventDND dnd;
  GdkEventWindowState window_state;
  GdkEventSetting setting;
  GdkEventGrabBroken grab_broken;
  GdkEventTouchpadSwipe touchpad_swipe;
  GdkEventTouchpadPinch touchpad_pinch;
  GdkEventPadButton pad_button;
  GdkEventPadAxis pad_axis;
  GdkEventPadGroupMode pad_group_mode;
}

A GdkEvent contains a union of all of the event types, and allows access to the data fields in a number of ways.

The event type is always the first field in all of the event types, and can always be accessed with the following code, no matter what type of event it is:

  GdkEvent *event;
  GdkEventType type;

  type = event->type;

To access other fields of the event, the pointer to the event can be cast to the appropriate event type, or the union member name can be used. For example if the event type is GDK_BUTTON_PRESS then the x coordinate of the button press can be accessed with:

  GdkEvent *event;
  gdouble x;

  x = ((GdkEventButton*)event)->x;

or:

  GdkEvent *event;
  gdouble x;

  x = event->button.x;
Structure members
type

The GdkEventType.

any

A GdkEventAny.

expose

A GdkEventExpose.

visibility

A GdkEventVisibility.

motion

A GdkEventMotion.

button

A GdkEventButton.

touch

A GdkEventTouch.

scroll

A GdkEventScroll.

key

A GdkEventKey.

crossing

A GdkEventCrossing.

focus_change

A GdkEventFocus.

configure

A GdkEventConfigure.

property

A GdkEventProperty.

selection

A GdkEventSelection.

owner_change

A GdkEventOwnerChange.

proximity

A GdkEventProximity.

dnd

A GdkEventDND.

window_state

A GdkEventWindowState.

setting

A GdkEventSetting.

grab_broken

A GdkEventGrabBroken.

touchpad_swipe

A GdkEventTouchpadSwipe.

touchpad_pinch

A GdkEventTouchpadPinch.

pad_button

A GdkEventPadButton.

pad_axis

A GdkEventPadAxis.

pad_group_mode

A GdkEventPadGroupMode.

Constructors

gdk_event_new

Creates a new event of the given type. All fields are set to 0.

Available since: 2.2

Functions

gdk_event_get

Checks all open displays for a GdkEvent to process,to be processed on, fetching events from the windowing system if necessary. See gdk_display_get_event().

gdk_event_handler_set

Sets the function to call to handle all events from GDK.

gdk_event_peek

If there is an event waiting in the event queue of some open display, returns a copy of it. See gdk_display_peek_event().

gdk_event_request_motions

Request more motion notifies if event is a motion notify hint event.

Available since: 2.12

Instance methods

gdk_events_get_angle

If both events contain X/Y information, this function will return TRUE and return in angle the relative angle from event1 to event2. The rotation direction for positive angles is from the positive X axis towards the positive Y axis.

Available since: 3.0

gdk_events_get_center

If both events contain X/Y information, the center of both coordinates will be returned in x and y.

Available since: 3.0

gdk_events_get_distance

If both events have X/Y information, the distance between both coordinates (as in a straight line going from event1 to event2) will be returned.

Available since: 3.0

gdk_event_copy

Copies a GdkEvent, copying or incrementing the reference count of the resources associated with it (e.g. GdkWindow’s and strings).

gdk_event_free

Frees a GdkEvent, freeing or decrementing any resources associated with it. Note that this function should only be called with events returned from functions such as gdk_event_peek(), gdk_event_get(), gdk_event_copy() and gdk_event_new().

gdk_event_get_axis

Extract the axis value for a particular axis use from an event structure.

gdk_event_get_button

Extract the button number from an event.

Available since: 3.2

gdk_event_get_click_count

Extracts the click count from an event.

Available since: 3.2

gdk_event_get_coords

Extract the event window relative x/y coordinates from an event.

gdk_event_get_device

If the event contains a “device” field, this function will return it, else it will return NULL.

Available since: 3.0

gdk_event_get_device_tool

If the event was generated by a device that supports different tools (eg. a tablet), this function will return a GdkDeviceTool representing the tool that caused the event. Otherwise, NULL will be returned.

Available since: 3.22

gdk_event_get_event_sequence

If event if of type GDK_TOUCH_BEGIN, GDK_TOUCH_UPDATE, GDK_TOUCH_END or GDK_TOUCH_CANCEL, returns the GdkEventSequence to which the event belongs. Otherwise, return NULL.

Available since: 3.4

gdk_event_get_event_type

Retrieves the type of the event.

Available since: 3.10

gdk_event_get_keycode

Extracts the hardware keycode from an event.

Available since: 3.2

gdk_event_get_keyval

Extracts the keyval from an event.

Available since: 3.2

gdk_event_get_pointer_emulated

event: a GdkEvent

Returns whether this event is an ‘emulated’ pointer event (typically from a touch event), as opposed to a real one.

Available since: 3.22

gdk_event_get_root_coords

Extract the root window relative x/y coordinates from an event.

gdk_event_get_scancode

Gets the keyboard low-level scancode of a key event.

Available since: 3.22

gdk_event_get_screen

Returns the screen for the event. The screen is typically the screen for event->any.window, but for events such as mouse events, it is the screen where the pointer was when the event occurs - that is, the screen which has the root window to which event->motion.x_root and event->motion.y_root are relative.

Available since: 2.2

gdk_event_get_scroll_deltas

Retrieves the scroll deltas from a GdkEvent.

Available since: 3.4

gdk_event_get_scroll_direction

Extracts the scroll direction from an event.

Available since: 3.2

gdk_event_get_seat

Returns the GdkSeat this event was generated for.

Available since: 3.20

gdk_event_get_source_device

This function returns the hardware (slave) GdkDevice that has triggered the event, falling back to the virtual (master) device (as in gdk_event_get_device()) if the event wasn’t caused by interaction with a hardware device. This may happen for example in synthesized crossing events after a GdkWindow updates its geometry or a grab is acquired/released.

Available since: 3.0

gdk_event_get_state

If the event contains a “state” field, puts that field in state. Otherwise stores an empty state (0). Returns TRUE if there was a state field in the event. event may be NULL, in which case it’s treated as if the event had no state field.

gdk_event_get_time

Returns the time stamp from event, if there is one; otherwise returns #GDK_CURRENT_TIME. If event is NULL, returns #GDK_CURRENT_TIME.

gdk_event_get_window

Extracts the GdkWindow associated with an event.

Available since: 3.10

gdk_event_is_scroll_stop_event

Check whether a scroll event is a stop scroll event. Scroll sequences with smooth scroll information may provide a stop scroll event once the interaction with the device finishes, e.g. by lifting a finger. This stop scroll event is the signal that a widget may trigger kinetic scrolling based on the current velocity.

Available since: 3.20

gdk_event_put

Appends a copy of the given event onto the front of the event queue for event->any.window’s display, or the default event queue if event->any.window is NULL. See gdk_display_put_event().

gdk_event_set_device

Sets the device for event to device. The event must have been allocated by GTK+, for instance, by gdk_event_copy().

Available since: 3.0

gdk_event_set_device_tool

Sets the device tool for this event, should be rarely used.

Available since: 3.22

gdk_event_set_screen

Sets the screen for event to screen. The event must have been allocated by GTK+, for instance, by gdk_event_copy().

Available since: 2.2

gdk_event_set_source_device

Sets the slave device for event to device.

Available since: 3.0

gdk_event_triggers_context_menu

This function returns whether a GdkEventButton should trigger a context menu, according to platform conventions. The right mouse button always triggers context menus. Additionally, if gdk_keymap_get_modifier_mask() returns a non-0 mask for GDK_MODIFIER_INTENT_CONTEXT_MENU, then the left mouse button will also trigger a context menu if this modifier is pressed.

Available since: 3.4