Class

GtkTooltip

Description [src]

final class Gtk.Tooltip : GObject.Object {
  /* No available fields */
}

Basic tooltips can be realized simply by using gtk_widget_set_tooltip_text() or gtk_widget_set_tooltip_markup() without any explicit tooltip object.

When you need a tooltip with a little more fancy contents, like adding an image, or you want the tooltip to have different contents per GtkTreeView row or cell, you will have to do a little more work:

  • Set the GtkWidget:has-tooltip property to TRUE, this will make GTK+ monitor the widget for motion and related events which are needed to determine when and where to show a tooltip.

  • Connect to the GtkWidget::query-tooltip signal. This signal will be emitted when a tooltip is supposed to be shown. One of the arguments passed to the signal handler is a GtkTooltip object. This is the object that we are about to display as a tooltip, and can be manipulated in your callback using functions like gtk_tooltip_set_icon(). There are functions for setting the tooltip’s markup, setting an image from a named icon, or even putting in a custom widget.

Return TRUE from your query-tooltip handler. This causes the tooltip to be show. If you return FALSE, it will not be shown.

In the probably rare case where you want to have even more control over the tooltip that is about to be shown, you can set your own GtkWindow which will be used as tooltip window. This works as follows:

  • Set GtkWidget:has-tooltip and connect to GtkWidget::query-tooltip as before. Use gtk_widget_set_tooltip_window() to set a GtkWindow created by you as tooltip window.

  • In the GtkWidget::query-tooltip callback you can access your window using gtk_widget_get_tooltip_window() and manipulate as you wish. The semantics of the return value are exactly as before, return TRUE to show the window, FALSE to not show it.

Hierarchy

hierarchy this GtkTooltip ancestor_0 GObject ancestor_0--this

Ancestors

Functions

gtk_tooltip_trigger_tooltip_query

Triggers a new tooltip query on display, in order to update the current visible tooltip, or to show/hide the current tooltip. This function is useful to call when, for example, the state of the widget changed by a key press.

Available since: 2.12

Instance methods

gtk_tooltip_set_custom

Replaces the widget packed into the tooltip with custom_widget. custom_widget does not get destroyed when the tooltip goes away. By default a box with a GtkImage and GtkLabel is embedded in the tooltip, which can be configured using gtk_tooltip_set_markup() and gtk_tooltip_set_icon().

Available since: 2.12

gtk_tooltip_set_icon

Sets the icon of the tooltip (which is in front of the text) to be pixbuf. If pixbuf is NULL, the image will be hidden.

Available since: 2.12

gtk_tooltip_set_icon_from_gicon

Sets the icon of the tooltip (which is in front of the text) to be the icon indicated by gicon with the size indicated by size. If gicon is NULL, the image will be hidden.

Available since: 2.20

gtk_tooltip_set_icon_from_icon_name

Sets the icon of the tooltip (which is in front of the text) to be the icon indicated by icon_name with the size indicated by size. If icon_name is NULL, the image will be hidden.

Available since: 2.14

gtk_tooltip_set_icon_from_stock

Sets the icon of the tooltip (which is in front of the text) to be the stock item indicated by stock_id with the size indicated by size. If stock_id is NULL, the image will be hidden.

Available since: 2.12

Deprecated since: 3.10

gtk_tooltip_set_markup

Sets the text of the tooltip to be markup, which is marked up with the [Pango text markup language][PangoMarkupFormat]. If markup is NULL, the label will be hidden.

Available since: 2.12

gtk_tooltip_set_text

Sets the text of the tooltip to be text. If text is NULL, the label will be hidden. See also gtk_tooltip_set_markup().

Available since: 2.12

gtk_tooltip_set_tip_area

Sets the area of the widget, where the contents of this tooltip apply, to be rect (in widget coordinates). This is especially useful for properly setting tooltips on GtkTreeView rows and cells, GtkIconViews, etc.

Available since: 2.12

Methods inherited from GObject (42)

Signals

Signals inherited from GObject (1)