Class

GtkEntry

Description [src]

class Gtk.Entry : Gtk.Widget {
  /* No available fields */
}

The GtkEntry 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.

When using an entry for passwords and other sensitive information, it can be put into “password mode” using gtk_entry_set_visibility(). In this mode, entered text is displayed using a “invisible” character. By default, GTK+ picks the best invisible character that is available in the current font, but it can be changed with gtk_entry_set_invisible_char(). Since 2.16, GTK+ displays a warning when Caps Lock or input methods might interfere with entering text in a password entry. The warning can be turned off with the GtkEntry:caps-lock-warning property.

Since 2.16, GtkEntry has the ability to display progress or activity information behind the text. To make an entry display such information, use gtk_entry_set_progress_fraction() or gtk_entry_set_progress_pulse_step().

Additionally, GtkEntry can show icons at either side of the entry. These icons can be activatable by clicking, can be set up as drag source and can have tooltips. To add an icon, use gtk_entry_set_icon_from_gicon() or one of the various other functions that set an icon from a stock id, an icon name or a pixbuf. To trigger an action when the user clicks an icon, connect to the GtkEntry::icon-press signal. To allow DND operations from an icon, use gtk_entry_set_icon_drag_source(). To set a tooltip on an icon, use gtk_entry_set_icon_tooltip_text() or the corresponding function for markup.

Note that functionality or information that is only available by clicking on an icon in an entry may not be accessible at all to users which are not able to use a mouse or other pointing device. It is therefore recommended that any such functionality should also be available by other means, e.g. via the context menu of the entry.

CSS nodes

entry[.read-only][.flat][.warning][.error]
├── image.left
├── image.right
├── undershoot.left
├── undershoot.right
├── [selection]
├── [progress[.pulse]]
╰── [window.popup]

GtkEntry has a main node with the name entry. Depending on the properties of the entry, the style classes .read-only and .flat may appear. The style classes .warning and .error may also be used with entries.

When the entry shows icons, it adds subnodes with the name image and the style class .left or .right, depending on where the icon appears.

When the entry has a selection, it adds a subnode with the name selection.

When the entry shows progress, it adds a subnode with the name progress. The node has the style class .pulse when the shown progress is pulsing.

The CSS node for a context menu is added as a subnode below entry as well.

The undershoot nodes are used to draw the underflow indication when content is scrolled out of view. These nodes get the .left and .right style classes added depending on where the indication is drawn.

When touch is used and touch selection handles are shown, they are using CSS nodes with name cursor-handle. They get the .top or .bottom style class depending on where they are shown in relation to the selection. If there is just a single handle for the text cursor, it gets the style class .insertion-cursor.

Hierarchy

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Constructors

gtk_entry_new

Creates a new entry.

gtk_entry_new_with_buffer

Creates a new entry with the specified text buffer.

since: 2.18

Instance methods

gtk_entry_get_activates_default

Retrieves the value set by gtk_entry_set_activates_default().

gtk_entry_get_alignment

Gets the value set by gtk_entry_set_alignment().

since: 2.4

gtk_entry_get_attributes

Gets the attribute list that was set on the entry using gtk_entry_set_attributes(), if any.

since: 3.6

gtk_entry_get_buffer

Get the GtkEntryBuffer object which holds the text for this widget.

since: 2.18

gtk_entry_get_completion

Returns the auxiliary completion object currently in use by entry.

since: 2.4

gtk_entry_get_current_icon_drag_source

Returns the index of the icon which is the source of the current DND operation, or -1.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_cursor_hadjustment

Retrieves the horizontal cursor adjustment for the entry. See gtk_entry_set_cursor_hadjustment().

since: 2.12

gtk_entry_get_has_frame

Gets the value set by gtk_entry_set_has_frame().

gtk_entry_get_icon_activatable

Returns whether the icon is activatable.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_area

Gets the area where entry’s icon at icon_pos is drawn. This function is useful when drawing something to the entry in a draw callback.

since: 3.0

gtk_entry_get_icon_at_pos

Finds the icon at the given position and return its index. The position’s coordinates are relative to the entry’s top left corner. If x, y doesn’t lie inside an icon, -1 is returned. This function is intended for use in a GtkWidget::query-tooltip signal handler.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_gicon

Retrieves the GIcon used for the icon, or NULL if there is no icon or if the icon was set by some other method (e.g., by stock, pixbuf, or icon name).

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_name

Retrieves the icon name used for the icon, or NULL if there is no icon or if the icon was set by some other method (e.g., by pixbuf, stock or gicon).

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_pixbuf

Retrieves the image used for the icon.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_sensitive

Returns whether the icon appears sensitive or insensitive.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_stock

Retrieves the stock id used for the icon, or NULL if there is no icon or if the icon was set by some other method (e.g., by pixbuf, icon name or gicon).

deprecated: 3.10 since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_storage_type

Gets the type of representation being used by the icon to store image data. If the icon has no image data, the return value will be GTK_IMAGE_EMPTY.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_tooltip_markup

Gets the contents of the tooltip on the icon at the specified position in entry.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_icon_tooltip_text

Gets the contents of the tooltip on the icon at the specified position in entry.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_inner_border

This function returns the entry’s GtkEntry:inner-border property. See gtk_entry_set_inner_border() for more information.

deprecated: 3.4 since: 2.10

gtk_entry_get_input_hints

Gets the value of the GtkEntry:input-hints property.

since: 3.6

gtk_entry_get_input_purpose

Gets the value of the GtkEntry:input-purpose property.

since: 3.6

gtk_entry_get_invisible_char

Retrieves the character displayed in place of the real characters for entries with visibility set to false. See gtk_entry_set_invisible_char().

gtk_entry_get_layout

Gets the PangoLayout used to display the entry. The layout is useful to e.g. convert text positions to pixel positions, in combination with gtk_entry_get_layout_offsets(). The returned layout is owned by the entry and must not be modified or freed by the caller.

gtk_entry_get_layout_offsets

Obtains the position of the PangoLayout used to render text in the entry, in widget coordinates. Useful if you want 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.

gtk_entry_get_max_length

Retrieves the maximum allowed length of the text in entry. See gtk_entry_set_max_length().

gtk_entry_get_max_width_chars

Retrieves the desired maximum width of entry, in characters. See gtk_entry_set_max_width_chars().

since: 3.12

gtk_entry_get_overwrite_mode

Gets the value set by gtk_entry_set_overwrite_mode().

since: 2.14

gtk_entry_get_placeholder_text

Retrieves the text that will be displayed when entry is empty and unfocused.

since: 3.2

gtk_entry_get_progress_fraction

Returns the current fraction of the task that’s been completed. See gtk_entry_set_progress_fraction().

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_progress_pulse_step

Retrieves the pulse step set with gtk_entry_set_progress_pulse_step().

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_get_tabs

Gets the tabstops that were set on the entry using gtk_entry_set_tabs(), if any.

since: 3.10

gtk_entry_get_text

Retrieves the contents of the entry widget. See also gtk_editable_get_chars().

gtk_entry_get_text_area

Gets the area where the entry’s text is drawn. This function is useful when drawing something to the entry in a draw callback.

since: 3.0

gtk_entry_get_text_length

Retrieves the current length of the text in entry.

since: 2.14

gtk_entry_get_visibility

Retrieves whether the text in entry is visible. See gtk_entry_set_visibility().

gtk_entry_get_width_chars

Gets the value set by gtk_entry_set_width_chars().

gtk_entry_grab_focus_without_selecting

Causes entry to have keyboard focus.

since: 3.16

gtk_entry_im_context_filter_keypress

Allow the GtkEntry input method to internally handle key press and release events. If this function returns TRUE, then no further processing should be done for this key event. See gtk_im_context_filter_keypress().

since: 2.22

gtk_entry_layout_index_to_text_index

Converts from a position in the entry’s PangoLayout (returned by gtk_entry_get_layout()) to a position in the entry contents (returned by gtk_entry_get_text()).

gtk_entry_progress_pulse

Indicates that some progress is made, but you don’t know how much. Causes the entry’s progress indicator to enter “activity mode,” where a block bounces back and forth. Each call to gtk_entry_progress_pulse() causes the block to move by a little bit (the amount of movement per pulse is determined by gtk_entry_set_progress_pulse_step()).

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_reset_im_context

Reset the input method context of the entry if needed.

since: 2.22

gtk_entry_set_activates_default

If setting is TRUE, pressing Enter 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.

gtk_entry_set_alignment

Sets the alignment for the contents of the entry. This controls the horizontal positioning of the contents when the displayed text is shorter than the width of the entry.

since: 2.4

gtk_entry_set_attributes

Sets a PangoAttrList; the attributes in the list are applied to the entry text.

since: 3.6

gtk_entry_set_buffer

Set the GtkEntryBuffer object which holds the text for this widget.

since: 2.18

gtk_entry_set_completion

Sets completion to be the auxiliary completion object to use with entry. All further configuration of the completion mechanism is done on completion using the GtkEntryCompletion API. Completion is disabled if completion is set to NULL.

since: 2.4

gtk_entry_set_cursor_hadjustment

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_scrolled_window_get_hadjustment() for a typical way of obtaining the adjustment.

since: 2.12

gtk_entry_set_has_frame

Sets whether the entry has a beveled frame around it.

gtk_entry_set_icon_activatable

Sets whether the icon is activatable.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_icon_drag_source

Sets up the icon at the given position so that GTK+ will start a drag operation when the user clicks and drags the icon.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_icon_from_gicon

Sets the icon shown in the entry at the specified position from the current icon theme. If the icon isn’t known, a “broken image” icon will be displayed instead.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_icon_from_icon_name

Sets the icon shown in the entry at the specified position from the current icon theme.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_icon_from_pixbuf

Sets the icon shown in the specified position using a pixbuf.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_icon_from_stock

Sets the icon shown in the entry at the specified position from a stock image.

deprecated: 3.10 since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_icon_sensitive

Sets the sensitivity for the specified icon.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_icon_tooltip_markup

Sets tooltip as the contents of the tooltip for the icon at the specified position. tooltip is assumed to be marked up with the [Pango text markup language][PangoMarkupFormat].

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_icon_tooltip_text

Sets tooltip as the contents of the tooltip for the icon at the specified position.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_inner_border

Sets %entry’s inner-border property to border, or clears it if NULL is passed. The inner-border is the area around the entry’s text, but inside its frame.

deprecated: 3.4 since: 2.10

gtk_entry_set_input_hints

Sets the GtkEntry:input-hints property, which allows input methods to fine-tune their behaviour.

since: 3.6

gtk_entry_set_input_purpose

Sets the GtkEntry:input-purpose property which can be used by on-screen keyboards and other input methods to adjust their behaviour.

since: 3.6

gtk_entry_set_invisible_char

Sets the character to use in place of the actual text when gtk_entry_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. By default, GTK+ picks the best invisible char available in the current font. If you set the invisible char to 0, then the user will get no feedback at all; there will be no text on the screen as they type.

gtk_entry_set_max_length

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.

gtk_entry_set_max_width_chars

Sets the desired maximum width in characters of entry.

since: 3.12

gtk_entry_set_overwrite_mode

Sets whether the text is overwritten when typing in the GtkEntry.

since: 2.14

gtk_entry_set_placeholder_text

Sets text to be displayed in entry when it is empty and unfocused. This can be used to give a visual hint of the expected contents of the GtkEntry.

since: 3.2

gtk_entry_set_progress_fraction

Causes the entry’s progress indicator to “fill in” the given fraction of the bar. The fraction should be between 0.0 and 1.0, inclusive.

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_progress_pulse_step

Sets the fraction of total entry width to move the progress bouncing block for each call to gtk_entry_progress_pulse().

since: 2.16

gtk_entry_set_tabs

Sets a PangoTabArray; the tabstops in the array are applied to the entry text.

since: 3.10

gtk_entry_set_text

Sets the text in the widget to the given value, replacing the current contents.

gtk_entry_set_visibility

Sets whether the contents of the entry are visible or not. When visibility is set to FALSE, characters are displayed as the invisible char, and will also appear that way when the text in the entry widget is copied elsewhere.

gtk_entry_set_width_chars

Changes the size request of the entry to be about the right size for n_chars characters. Note that it 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_text_index_to_layout_index

Converts from a position in the entry contents (returned by gtk_entry_get_text()) to a position in the entry’s PangoLayout (returned by gtk_entry_get_layout(), with text retrieved via pango_layout_get_text()).

gtk_entry_unset_invisible_char

Unsets the invisible char previously set with gtk_entry_set_invisible_char(). So that the default invisible char is used again.

since: 2.16

Methods inherited from GtkWidget (263)

Please see GtkWidget for a full list of methods.

Methods inherited from GObject (43)

Please see GObject for a full list of methods.

Methods inherited from GtkBuildable (10)
gtk_buildable_add_child

Adds a child to buildable. type is an optional string describing how the child should be added.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_construct_child

Constructs a child of buildable with the name name.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_custom_finished

This is similar to gtk_buildable_parser_finished() but is called once for each custom tag handled by the buildable.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_custom_tag_end

This is called at the end of each custom element handled by the buildable.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_custom_tag_start

This is called for each unknown element under <child>.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_get_internal_child

Get the internal child called childname of the buildable object.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_get_name

Gets the name of the buildable object.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_parser_finished

Called when the builder finishes the parsing of a [GtkBuilder UI definition][BUILDER-UI]. Note that this will be called once for each time gtk_builder_add_from_file() or gtk_builder_add_from_string() is called on a builder.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_set_buildable_property

Sets the property name name to value on the buildable object.

since: 2.12

gtk_buildable_set_name

Sets the name of the buildable object.

since: 2.12

Methods inherited from GtkCellEditable (3)
gtk_cell_editable_editing_done

Emits the GtkCellEditable::editing-done signal.

gtk_cell_editable_remove_widget

Emits the GtkCellEditable::remove-widget signal.

gtk_cell_editable_start_editing

Begins editing on a cell_editable.

Methods inherited from GtkEditable (13)
gtk_editable_copy_clipboard

Copies the contents of the currently selected content in the editable and puts it on the clipboard.

gtk_editable_cut_clipboard

Removes the contents of the currently selected content in the editable and puts it on the clipboard.

gtk_editable_delete_selection

Deletes the currently selected text of the editable. This call doesn’t do anything if there is no selected text.

gtk_editable_delete_text

Deletes a sequence of characters. The characters that are deleted are those characters at positions from start_pos up to, but not including end_pos. If end_pos is negative, then the characters deleted are those from start_pos to the end of the text.

gtk_editable_get_chars

Retrieves a sequence of characters. The characters that are retrieved are those characters at positions from start_pos up to, but not including end_pos. If end_pos is negative, then the characters retrieved are those characters from start_pos to the end of the text.

gtk_editable_get_editable

Retrieves whether editable is editable. See gtk_editable_set_editable().

gtk_editable_get_position

Retrieves the current position of the cursor relative to the start of the content of the editable.

gtk_editable_get_selection_bounds

Retrieves the selection bound of the editable. start_pos will be filled with the start of the selection and end_pos with end. If no text was selected both will be identical and FALSE will be returned.

gtk_editable_insert_text

Inserts new_text_length bytes of new_text into the contents of the widget, at position position.

gtk_editable_paste_clipboard

Pastes the content of the clipboard to the current position of the cursor in the editable.

gtk_editable_select_region

Selects a region of text. The characters that are selected are those characters at positions from start_pos up to, but not including end_pos. If end_pos is negative, then the characters selected are those characters from start_pos to the end of the text.

gtk_editable_set_editable

Determines if the user can edit the text in the editable widget or not.

gtk_editable_set_position

Sets the cursor position in the editable to the given value.

Properties

Gtk.Entry:activates-default
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:attributes

A list of Pango attributes to apply to the text of the entry.

since: 3.6

Gtk.Entry:buffer
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:caps-lock-warning

Whether password entries will show a warning when Caps Lock is on.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:completion

The auxiliary completion object to use with the entry.

since: 3.2

Gtk.Entry:cursor-position
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:editable
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:enable-emoji-completion
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:has-frame
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:im-module

Which IM (input method) module should be used for this entry. See GtkIMContext.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:inner-border

Sets the text area’s border between the text and the frame.

deprecated: 3.4 since: 2.10

Gtk.Entry:input-hints

Additional hints (beyond GtkEntry:input-purpose) that allow input methods to fine-tune their behaviour.

since: 3.6

Gtk.Entry:input-purpose

The purpose of this text field.

since: 3.6

Gtk.Entry:invisible-char

The invisible character is used when masking entry contents (in "password mode")”). When it is not explicitly set with the GtkEntry:invisible-char property, GTK+ determines the character to use from a list of possible candidates, depending on availability in the current font.

since: 2.18

Gtk.Entry:invisible-char-set

Whether the invisible char has been set for the GtkEntry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:max-length
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:max-width-chars

The desired maximum width of the entry, in characters. If this property is set to -1, the width will be calculated automatically.

since: 3.12

Gtk.Entry:overwrite-mode

If text is overwritten when typing in the GtkEntry.

since: 2.14

Gtk.Entry:placeholder-text

The text that will be displayed in the GtkEntry when it is empty and unfocused.

since: 3.2

Gtk.Entry:populate-all

If :populate-all is TRUE, the GtkEntry::populate-popup signal is also emitted for touch popups.

since: 3.8

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-activatable

Whether the primary icon is activatable.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-gicon

The GIcon to use for the primary icon for the entry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-name

The icon name to use for the primary icon for the entry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-pixbuf

A pixbuf to use as the primary icon for the entry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-sensitive

Whether the primary icon is sensitive.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-stock

The stock id to use for the primary icon for the entry.

deprecated: 3.10 since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-storage-type

The representation which is used for the primary icon of the entry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-tooltip-markup

The contents of the tooltip on the primary icon, which is marked up with the [Pango text markup language][PangoMarkupFormat].

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:primary-icon-tooltip-text

The contents of the tooltip on the primary icon.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:progress-fraction

The current fraction of the task that’s been completed.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:progress-pulse-step

The fraction of total entry width to move the progress bouncing block for each call to gtk_entry_progress_pulse().

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:scroll-offset
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-activatable

Whether the secondary icon is activatable.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-gicon

The GIcon to use for the secondary icon for the entry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-name

The icon name to use for the secondary icon for the entry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-pixbuf

An pixbuf to use as the secondary icon for the entry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-sensitive

Whether the secondary icon is sensitive.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-stock

The stock id to use for the secondary icon for the entry.

deprecated: 3.10 since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-storage-type

The representation which is used for the secondary icon of the entry.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-tooltip-markup

The contents of the tooltip on the secondary icon, which is marked up with the [Pango text markup language][PangoMarkupFormat].

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:secondary-icon-tooltip-text

The contents of the tooltip on the secondary icon.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry:selection-bound
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:shadow-type

Which kind of shadow to draw around the entry when GtkEntry:has-frame is set to TRUE.

deprecated: 3.20 since: 2.12

Gtk.Entry:show-emoji-icon
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:tabs
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:text
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:text-length

The length of the text in the GtkEntry.

since: 2.14

Gtk.Entry:truncate-multiline

When TRUE, pasted multi-line text is truncated to the first line.

since: 2.10

Gtk.Entry:visibility
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:width-chars
No description available.

Gtk.Entry:xalign

The horizontal alignment, from 0 (left) to 1 (right). Reversed for RTL layouts.

since: 2.4

Properties inherited from GtkWidget (39)
Gtk.Widget:app-paintable
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:can-default
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:can-focus
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:composite-child
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:double-buffered

Whether the widget is double buffered.

deprecated: 3.14 since: 2.18

Gtk.Widget:events
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:expand

Whether to expand in both directions. Setting this sets both GtkWidget:hexpand and GtkWidget:vexpand.

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:focus-on-click

Whether the widget should grab focus when it is clicked with the mouse.

since: 3.20

Gtk.Widget:halign

How to distribute horizontal space if widget gets extra space, see GtkAlign.

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:has-default
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:has-focus
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:has-tooltip

Enables or disables the emission of GtkWidget::query-tooltip on widget. A value of TRUE indicates that widget can have a tooltip, in this case the widget will be queried using GtkWidget::query-tooltip to determine whether it will provide a tooltip or not.

since: 2.12

Gtk.Widget:height-request
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:hexpand

Whether to expand horizontally. See gtk_widget_set_hexpand().

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:hexpand-set

Whether to use the GtkWidget:hexpand property. See gtk_widget_get_hexpand_set().

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:is-focus
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:margin

Sets all four sides’ margin at once. If read, returns max margin on any side.

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:margin-bottom

Margin on bottom side of widget.

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:margin-end

Margin on end of widget, horizontally. This property supports left-to-right and right-to-left text directions.

since: 3.12

Gtk.Widget:margin-left

Margin on left side of widget.

deprecated: 3.12 since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:margin-right

Margin on right side of widget.

deprecated: 3.12 since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:margin-start

Margin on start of widget, horizontally. This property supports left-to-right and right-to-left text directions.

since: 3.12

Gtk.Widget:margin-top

Margin on top side of widget.

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:name
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:no-show-all
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:opacity

The requested opacity of the widget. See gtk_widget_set_opacity() for more details about window opacity.

since: 3.8

Gtk.Widget:parent
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:receives-default
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:scale-factor

The scale factor of the widget. See gtk_widget_get_scale_factor() for more details about widget scaling.

since: 3.10

Gtk.Widget:sensitive
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:style

The style of the widget, which contains information about how it will look (colors, etc).

deprecated: Unknown 

Gtk.Widget:tooltip-markup

Sets the text of tooltip to be the given string, which is marked up with the [Pango text markup language][PangoMarkupFormat]. Also see gtk_tooltip_set_markup().

since: 2.12

Gtk.Widget:tooltip-text

Sets the text of tooltip to be the given string.

since: 2.12

Gtk.Widget:valign

How to distribute vertical space if widget gets extra space, see GtkAlign.

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:vexpand

Whether to expand vertically. See gtk_widget_set_vexpand().

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:vexpand-set

Whether to use the GtkWidget:vexpand property. See gtk_widget_get_vexpand_set().

since: 3.0

Gtk.Widget:visible
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:width-request
No description available.

Gtk.Widget:window

The widget’s window if it is realized, NULL otherwise.

since: 2.14

Properties inherited from GtkCellEditable (1)
GtkCellEditable:editing-canceled

Indicates whether editing on the cell has been canceled.

since: 2.20

Signals

Gtk.Entry::activate

The ::activate signal is emitted when the user hits the Enter key.

Gtk.Entry::backspace

The ::backspace signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted when the user asks for it.

Gtk.Entry::copy-clipboard

The ::copy-clipboard signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted to copy the selection to the clipboard.

Gtk.Entry::cut-clipboard

The ::cut-clipboard signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted to cut the selection to the clipboard.

Gtk.Entry::delete-from-cursor

The ::delete-from-cursor signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted when the user initiates a text deletion.

Gtk.Entry::icon-press

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

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry::icon-release

The ::icon-release signal is emitted on the button release from a mouse click over an activatable icon.

since: 2.16

Gtk.Entry::insert-at-cursor

The ::insert-at-cursor signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted when the user initiates the insertion of a fixed string at the cursor.

Gtk.Entry::insert-emoji

The ::insert-emoji signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted to present the Emoji chooser for the entry.

since: 3.22.27

Gtk.Entry::move-cursor

The ::move-cursor signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted when the user initiates a cursor movement. If the cursor is not visible in entry, this signal causes the viewport to be moved instead.

Gtk.Entry::paste-clipboard

The ::paste-clipboard signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted to paste the contents of the clipboard into the text view.

Gtk.Entry::populate-popup

The ::populate-popup signal gets emitted before showing the context menu of the entry.

Gtk.Entry::preedit-changed

If an input method is used, the typed text will not immediately be committed to the buffer. So if you are interested in the text, connect to this signal.

since: 2.20

Gtk.Entry::toggle-overwrite

The ::toggle-overwrite signal is a [keybinding signal][GtkBindingSignal] which gets emitted to toggle the overwrite mode of the entry.

Signals inherited from GtkWidget (69)
GtkWidget::accel-closures-changed
No description available.

GtkWidget::button-press-event

The ::button-press-event signal will be emitted when a button (typically from a mouse) is pressed.

GtkWidget::button-release-event

The ::button-release-event signal will be emitted when a button (typically from a mouse) is released.

GtkWidget::can-activate-accel

Determines whether an accelerator that activates the signal identified by signal_id can currently be activated. This signal is present to allow applications and derived widgets to override the default GtkWidget handling for determining whether an accelerator can be activated.

GtkWidget::child-notify

The ::child-notify signal is emitted for each [child property][child-properties] that has changed on an object. The signal’s detail holds the property name.

GtkWidget::composited-changed

The ::composited-changed signal is emitted when the composited status of widgets screen changes. See gdk_screen_is_composited().

deprecated: 3.22 

GtkWidget::configure-event

The ::configure-event signal will be emitted when the size, position or stacking of the widgets window has changed.

GtkWidget::damage-event

Emitted when a redirected window belonging to widget gets drawn into. The region/area members of the event shows what area of the redirected drawable was drawn into.

since: 2.14

GtkWidget::delete-event

The ::delete-event signal is emitted if a user requests that a toplevel window is closed. The default handler for this signal destroys the window. Connecting gtk_widget_hide_on_delete() to this signal will cause the window to be hidden instead, so that it can later be shown again without reconstructing it.

GtkWidget::destroy

Signals that all holders of a reference to the widget should release the reference that they hold. May result in finalization of the widget if all references are released.

GtkWidget::destroy-event

The ::destroy-event signal is emitted when a GdkWindow is destroyed. You rarely get this signal, because most widgets disconnect themselves from their window before they destroy it, so no widget owns the window at destroy time.

GtkWidget::direction-changed

The ::direction-changed signal is emitted when the text direction of a widget changes.

GtkWidget::drag-begin

The ::drag-begin signal is emitted on the drag source when a drag is started. A typical reason to connect to this signal is to set up a custom drag icon with e.g. gtk_drag_source_set_icon_pixbuf().

GtkWidget::drag-data-delete

The ::drag-data-delete signal is emitted on the drag source when a drag with the action GDK_ACTION_MOVE is successfully completed. The signal handler is responsible for deleting the data that has been dropped. What “delete” means depends on the context of the drag operation.

GtkWidget::drag-data-get

The ::drag-data-get signal is emitted on the drag source when the drop site requests the data which is dragged. It is the responsibility of the signal handler to fill data with the data in the format which is indicated by info. See gtk_selection_data_set() and gtk_selection_data_set_text().

GtkWidget::drag-data-received

The ::drag-data-received signal is emitted on the drop site when the dragged data has been received. If the data was received in order to determine whether the drop will be accepted, the handler is expected to call gdk_drag_status() and not finish the drag. If the data was received in response to a GtkWidget::drag-drop signal (and this is the last target to be received), the handler for this signal is expected to process the received data and then call gtk_drag_finish(), setting the success parameter depending on whether the data was processed successfully.

GtkWidget::drag-drop

The ::drag-drop signal is emitted on the drop site when the user drops the data onto the widget. The signal handler must determine whether the cursor position is in a drop zone or not. If it is not in a drop zone, it returns FALSE and no further processing is necessary. Otherwise, the handler returns TRUE. In this case, the handler must ensure that gtk_drag_finish() is called to let the source know that the drop is done. The call to gtk_drag_finish() can be done either directly or in a GtkWidget::drag-data-received handler which gets triggered by calling gtk_drag_get_data() to receive the data for one or more of the supported targets.

GtkWidget::drag-end

The ::drag-end signal is emitted on the drag source when a drag is finished. A typical reason to connect to this signal is to undo things done in GtkWidget::drag-begin.

GtkWidget::drag-failed

The ::drag-failed signal is emitted on the drag source when a drag has failed. The signal handler may hook custom code to handle a failed DnD operation based on the type of error, it returns TRUE is the failure has been already handled (not showing the default “drag operation failed” animation), otherwise it returns FALSE.

since: 2.12

GtkWidget::drag-leave

The ::drag-leave signal is emitted on the drop site when the cursor leaves the widget. A typical reason to connect to this signal is to undo things done in GtkWidget::drag-motion, e.g. undo highlighting with gtk_drag_unhighlight().

GtkWidget::drag-motion

The ::drag-motion signal is emitted on the drop site when the user moves the cursor over the widget during a drag. The signal handler must determine whether the cursor position is in a drop zone or not. If it is not in a drop zone, it returns FALSE and no further processing is necessary. Otherwise, the handler returns TRUE. In this case, the handler is responsible for providing the necessary information for displaying feedback to the user, by calling gdk_drag_status().

GtkWidget::draw

This signal is emitted when a widget is supposed to render itself. The widgets top left corner must be painted at the origin of the passed in context and be sized to the values returned by gtk_widget_get_allocated_width() and gtk_widget_get_allocated_height().

since: 3.0

GtkWidget::enter-notify-event

The ::enter-notify-event will be emitted when the pointer enters the widgets window.

GtkWidget::event

The GTK+ main loop will emit three signals for each GDK event delivered to a widget: one generic ::event signal, another, more specific, signal that matches the type of event delivered (e.g. GtkWidget::key-press-event) and finally a generic GtkWidget::event-after signal.

GtkWidget::event-after

After the emission of the GtkWidget::event signal and (optionally) the second more specific signal, ::event-after will be emitted regardless of the previous two signals handlers return values.

GtkWidget::focus
No description available.

GtkWidget::focus-in-event

The ::focus-in-event signal will be emitted when the keyboard focus enters the widgets window.

GtkWidget::focus-out-event

The ::focus-out-event signal will be emitted when the keyboard focus leaves the widgets window.

GtkWidget::grab-broken-event

Emitted when a pointer or keyboard grab on a window belonging to widget gets broken.

since: 2.8

GtkWidget::grab-focus
No description available.

GtkWidget::grab-notify

The ::grab-notify signal is emitted when a widget becomes shadowed by a GTK+ grab (not a pointer or keyboard grab) on another widget, or when it becomes unshadowed due to a grab being removed.

GtkWidget::hide

The ::hide signal is emitted when widget is hidden, for example with gtk_widget_hide().

GtkWidget::hierarchy-changed

The ::hierarchy-changed signal is emitted when the anchored state of a widget changes. A widget is “anchored” when its toplevel ancestor is a GtkWindow. This signal is emitted when a widget changes from un-anchored to anchored or vice-versa.

GtkWidget::key-press-event

The ::key-press-event signal is emitted when a key is pressed. The signal emission will reoccur at the key-repeat rate when the key is kept pressed.

GtkWidget::key-release-event

The ::key-release-event signal is emitted when a key is released.

GtkWidget::keynav-failed

Gets emitted if keyboard navigation fails. See gtk_widget_keynav_failed() for details.

since: 2.12

GtkWidget::leave-notify-event

The ::leave-notify-event will be emitted when the pointer leaves the widgets window.

GtkWidget::map

The ::map signal is emitted when widget is going to be mapped, that is when the widget is visible (which is controlled with gtk_widget_set_visible()) and all its parents up to the toplevel widget are also visible. Once the map has occurred, GtkWidget::map-event will be emitted.

GtkWidget::map-event

The ::map-event signal will be emitted when the widgets window is mapped. A window is mapped when it becomes visible on the screen.

GtkWidget::mnemonic-activate

The default handler for this signal activates widget if group_cycling is FALSE, or just makes widget grab focus if group_cycling is TRUE.

GtkWidget::motion-notify-event

The ::motion-notify-event signal is emitted when the pointer moves over the widget’s GdkWindow.

GtkWidget::move-focus
No description available.

GtkWidget::parent-set

The ::parent-set signal is emitted when a new parent has been set on a widget.

GtkWidget::popup-menu

This signal gets emitted whenever a widget should pop up a context menu. This usually happens through the standard key binding mechanism; by pressing a certain key while a widget is focused, the user can cause the widget to pop up a menu. For example, the GtkEntry widget creates a menu with clipboard commands. See the [Popup Menu Migration Checklist][checklist-popup-menu] for an example of how to use this signal.

GtkWidget::property-notify-event

The ::property-notify-event signal will be emitted when a property on the widgets window has been changed or deleted.

GtkWidget::proximity-in-event

To receive this signal the GdkWindow associated to the widget needs to enable the #GDK_PROXIMITY_IN_MASK mask.

GtkWidget::proximity-out-event

To receive this signal the GdkWindow associated to the widget needs to enable the #GDK_PROXIMITY_OUT_MASK mask.

GtkWidget::query-tooltip

Emitted when GtkWidget:has-tooltip is TRUE and the hover timeout has expired with the cursor hovering “above” widget; or emitted when widget got focus in keyboard mode.

since: 2.12

GtkWidget::realize

The ::realize signal is emitted when widget is associated with a GdkWindow, which means that gtk_widget_realize() has been called or the widget has been mapped (that is, it is going to be drawn).

GtkWidget::screen-changed

The ::screen-changed signal gets emitted when the screen of a widget has changed.

GtkWidget::scroll-event

The ::scroll-event signal is emitted when a button in the 4 to 7 range is pressed. Wheel mice are usually configured to generate button press events for buttons 4 and 5 when the wheel is turned.

GtkWidget::selection-clear-event

The ::selection-clear-event signal will be emitted when the the widgets window has lost ownership of a selection.

GtkWidget::selection-get
No description available.

GtkWidget::selection-notify-event
No description available.

GtkWidget::selection-received
No description available.

GtkWidget::selection-request-event

The ::selection-request-event signal will be emitted when another client requests ownership of the selection owned by the widgets window.

GtkWidget::show

The ::show signal is emitted when widget is shown, for example with gtk_widget_show().

GtkWidget::show-help
No description available.

GtkWidget::size-allocate
No description available.

GtkWidget::state-changed

The ::state-changed signal is emitted when the widget state changes. See gtk_widget_get_state().

deprecated: 3.0 

GtkWidget::state-flags-changed

The ::state-flags-changed signal is emitted when the widget state changes, see gtk_widget_get_state_flags().

since: 3.0

GtkWidget::style-set

The ::style-set signal is emitted when a new style has been set on a widget. Note that style-modifying functions like gtk_widget_modify_base() also cause this signal to be emitted.

deprecated: 3.0 

GtkWidget::style-updated

The ::style-updated signal is a convenience signal that is emitted when the GtkStyleContext::changed signal is emitted on the widgets associated GtkStyleContext as returned by gtk_widget_get_style_context().

since: 3.0

GtkWidget::touch-event
No description available.

GtkWidget::unmap

The ::unmap signal is emitted when widget is going to be unmapped, which means that either it or any of its parents up to the toplevel widget have been set as hidden.

GtkWidget::unmap-event

The ::unmap-event signal will be emitted when the widgets window is unmapped. A window is unmapped when it becomes invisible on the screen.

GtkWidget::unrealize

The ::unrealize signal is emitted when the GdkWindow associated with widget is destroyed, which means that gtk_widget_unrealize() has been called or the widget has been unmapped (that is, it is going to be hidden).

GtkWidget::visibility-notify-event

The ::visibility-notify-event will be emitted when the widgets window is obscured or unobscured.

deprecated: 3.12 

GtkWidget::window-state-event

The ::window-state-event will be emitted when the state of the toplevel window associated to the widget changes.

Signals inherited from GObject (1)
GObject::notify

The notify signal is emitted on an object when one of its properties has its value set through g_object_set_property(), g_object_set(), et al.

Signals inherited from GtkCellEditable (2)
GtkCellEditable::editing-done

This signal is a sign for the cell renderer to update its value from the cell_editable.

GtkCellEditable::remove-widget

This signal is meant to indicate that the cell is finished editing, and the cell_editable widget is being removed and may subsequently be destroyed.

Signals inherited from GtkEditable (3)
GtkEditable::changed

The ::changed signal is emitted at the end of a single user-visible operation on the contents of the GtkEditable.

GtkEditable::delete-text

This signal is emitted when text is deleted from the widget by the user. The default handler for this signal will normally be responsible for deleting the text, so by connecting to this signal and then stopping the signal with g_signal_stop_emission(), it is possible to modify the range of deleted text, or prevent it from being deleted entirely. The start_pos and end_pos parameters are interpreted as for gtk_editable_delete_text().

GtkEditable::insert-text

This signal is emitted when text is inserted into the widget by the user. The default handler for this signal will normally be responsible for inserting the text, so by connecting to this signal and then stopping the signal with g_signal_stop_emission(), it is possible to modify the inserted text, or prevent it from being inserted entirely.

Class structure

struct GtkEntryClass {
  GtkWidgetClass parent_class;
  void (* populate_popup) (
    GtkEntry* entry,
    GtkWidget* popup
  );
  void (* activate) (
    GtkEntry* entry
  );
  void (* move_cursor) (
    GtkEntry* entry,
    GtkMovementStep step,
    gint count,
    gboolean extend_selection
  );
  void (* insert_at_cursor) (
    GtkEntry* entry,
    const gchar* str
  );
  void (* delete_from_cursor) (
    GtkEntry* entry,
    GtkDeleteType type,
    gint count
  );
  void (* backspace) (
    GtkEntry* entry
  );
  void (* cut_clipboard) (
    GtkEntry* entry
  );
  void (* copy_clipboard) (
    GtkEntry* entry
  );
  void (* paste_clipboard) (
    GtkEntry* entry
  );
  void (* toggle_overwrite) (
    GtkEntry* entry
  );
  void (* get_text_area_size) (
    GtkEntry* entry,
    gint* x,
    gint* y,
    gint* width,
    gint* height
  );
  void (* get_frame_size) (
    GtkEntry* entry,
    gint* x,
    gint* y,
    gint* width,
    gint* height
  );
  void (* insert_emoji) (
    GtkEntry* entry
  );
  void (* _gtk_reserved1) (
void
  );
  void (* _gtk_reserved2) (
void
  );
  void (* _gtk_reserved3) (
void
  );
  void (* _gtk_reserved4) (
void
  );
  void (* _gtk_reserved5) (
void
  );
  void (* _gtk_reserved6) (
void
  );
  
}

Class structure for GtkEntry. All virtual functions have a default implementation. Derived classes may set the virtual function pointers for the signal handlers to NULL, but must keep get_text_area_size and get_frame_size non-NULL; either use the default implementation, or provide a custom one.

Class members
parent_class: GtkWidgetClass

The parent class.

populate_popup: void (* populate_popup) ( GtkEntry* entry, GtkWidget* popup )
No description available.
activate: void (* activate) ( GtkEntry* entry )
No description available.
move_cursor: void (* move_cursor) ( GtkEntry* entry, GtkMovementStep step, gint count, gboolean extend_selection )
No description available.
insert_at_cursor: void (* insert_at_cursor) ( GtkEntry* entry, const gchar* str )
No description available.
delete_from_cursor: void (* delete_from_cursor) ( GtkEntry* entry, GtkDeleteType type, gint count )
No description available.
backspace: void (* backspace) ( GtkEntry* entry )
No description available.
cut_clipboard: void (* cut_clipboard) ( GtkEntry* entry )
No description available.
copy_clipboard: void (* copy_clipboard) ( GtkEntry* entry )
No description available.
paste_clipboard: void (* paste_clipboard) ( GtkEntry* entry )
No description available.
toggle_overwrite: void (* toggle_overwrite) ( GtkEntry* entry )
No description available.
get_text_area_size: void (* get_text_area_size) ( GtkEntry* entry, gint* x, gint* y, gint* width, gint* height )
No description available.
get_frame_size: void (* get_frame_size) ( GtkEntry* entry, gint* x, gint* y, gint* width, gint* height )
No description available.
insert_emoji: void (* insert_emoji) ( GtkEntry* entry )
No description available.
_gtk_reserved1: void (* _gtk_reserved1) ( void )
No description available.
_gtk_reserved2: void (* _gtk_reserved2) ( void )
No description available.
_gtk_reserved3: void (* _gtk_reserved3) ( void )
No description available.
_gtk_reserved4: void (* _gtk_reserved4) ( void )
No description available.
_gtk_reserved5: void (* _gtk_reserved5) ( void )
No description available.
_gtk_reserved6: void (* _gtk_reserved6) ( void )
No description available.

Virtual methods

Gtk.EntryClass.activate
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.backspace
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.copy_clipboard
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.cut_clipboard
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.delete_from_cursor
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.get_frame_size
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.get_text_area_size
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.insert_at_cursor
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.insert_emoji
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.move_cursor
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.paste_clipboard
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.populate_popup
No description available.

Gtk.EntryClass.toggle_overwrite
No description available.