Interface

GtkActivatable

Description [src]

interface Gtk.Activatable : GObject.Object

Activatable widgets can be connected to a GtkAction and reflects the state of its action. A GtkActivatable can also provide feedback through its action, as they are responsible for activating their related actions.

Implementing GtkActivatable

When extending a class that is already GtkActivatable; it is only necessary to implement the GtkActivatable->sync_action_properties() and GtkActivatable->update() methods and chain up to the parent implementation, however when introducing a new GtkActivatable class; the GtkActivatable:related-action and GtkActivatable:use-action-appearance properties need to be handled by the implementor. Handling these properties is mostly a matter of installing the action pointer and boolean flag on your instance, and calling gtk_activatable_do_set_related_action() and gtk_activatable_sync_action_properties() at the appropriate times.

A class fragment implementing GtkActivatable

enum {
...

PROP_ACTIVATABLE_RELATED_ACTION,
PROP_ACTIVATABLE_USE_ACTION_APPEARANCE
}

struct _FooBarPrivate
{

  ...

  GtkAction      *action;
  gboolean        use_action_appearance;
};

...

static void foo_bar_activatable_interface_init         (GtkActivatableIface  *iface);
static void foo_bar_activatable_update                 (GtkActivatable       *activatable,
                                   GtkAction            *action,
                                   const gchar          *property_name);
static void foo_bar_activatable_sync_action_properties (GtkActivatable       *activatable,
                                   GtkAction            *action);
...


static void
foo_bar_class_init (FooBarClass *klass)
{

  ...

  g_object_class_override_property (gobject_class, PROP_ACTIVATABLE_RELATED_ACTION, "related-action");
  g_object_class_override_property (gobject_class, PROP_ACTIVATABLE_USE_ACTION_APPEARANCE, "use-action-appearance");

  ...
}


static void
foo_bar_activatable_interface_init (GtkActivatableIface  *iface)
{
  iface->update = foo_bar_activatable_update;
  iface->sync_action_properties = foo_bar_activatable_sync_action_properties;
}

... Break the reference using gtk_activatable_do_set_related_action()...

static void
foo_bar_dispose (GObject *object)
{
  FooBar *bar = FOO_BAR (object);
  FooBarPrivate *priv = FOO_BAR_GET_PRIVATE (bar);

  ...

  if (priv->action)
    {
      gtk_activatable_do_set_related_action (GTK_ACTIVATABLE (bar), NULL);
      priv->action = NULL;
    }
  G_OBJECT_CLASS (foo_bar_parent_class)->dispose (object);
}

... Handle the related-action and use-action-appearance properties ...

static void
foo_bar_set_property (GObject         *object,
                      guint            prop_id,
                      const GValue    *value,
                      GParamSpec      *pspec)
{
  FooBar *bar = FOO_BAR (object);
  FooBarPrivate *priv = FOO_BAR_GET_PRIVATE (bar);

  switch (prop_id)
    {

      ...

    case PROP_ACTIVATABLE_RELATED_ACTION:
      foo_bar_set_related_action (bar, g_value_get_object (value));
      break;
    case PROP_ACTIVATABLE_USE_ACTION_APPEARANCE:
      foo_bar_set_use_action_appearance (bar, g_value_get_boolean (value));
      break;
    default:
      G_OBJECT_WARN_INVALID_PROPERTY_ID (object, prop_id, pspec);
      break;
    }
}

static void
foo_bar_get_property (GObject         *object,
                         guint            prop_id,
                         GValue          *value,
                         GParamSpec      *pspec)
{
  FooBar *bar = FOO_BAR (object);
  FooBarPrivate *priv = FOO_BAR_GET_PRIVATE (bar);

  switch (prop_id)
    {

      ...

    case PROP_ACTIVATABLE_RELATED_ACTION:
      g_value_set_object (value, priv->action);
      break;
    case PROP_ACTIVATABLE_USE_ACTION_APPEARANCE:
      g_value_set_boolean (value, priv->use_action_appearance);
      break;
    default:
      G_OBJECT_WARN_INVALID_PROPERTY_ID (object, prop_id, pspec);
      break;
    }
}


static void
foo_bar_set_use_action_appearance (FooBar   *bar,
                   gboolean  use_appearance)
{
  FooBarPrivate *priv = FOO_BAR_GET_PRIVATE (bar);

  if (priv->use_action_appearance != use_appearance)
    {
      priv->use_action_appearance = use_appearance;

      gtk_activatable_sync_action_properties (GTK_ACTIVATABLE (bar), priv->action);
    }
}

... call gtk_activatable_do_set_related_action() and then assign the action pointer,
no need to reference the action here since gtk_activatable_do_set_related_action() already
holds a reference here for you...
static void
foo_bar_set_related_action (FooBar    *bar,
                GtkAction *action)
{
  FooBarPrivate *priv = FOO_BAR_GET_PRIVATE (bar);

  if (priv->action == action)
    return;

  gtk_activatable_do_set_related_action (GTK_ACTIVATABLE (bar), action);

  priv->action = action;
}

... Selectively reset and update activatable depending on the use-action-appearance property ...
static void
gtk_button_activatable_sync_action_properties (GtkActivatable       *activatable,
                                          GtkAction            *action)
{
  GtkButtonPrivate *priv = GTK_BUTTON_GET_PRIVATE (activatable);

  if (!action)
    return;

  if (gtk_action_is_visible (action))
    gtk_widget_show (GTK_WIDGET (activatable));
  else
    gtk_widget_hide (GTK_WIDGET (activatable));

  gtk_widget_set_sensitive (GTK_WIDGET (activatable), gtk_action_is_sensitive (action));

  ...

  if (priv->use_action_appearance)
    {
      if (gtk_action_get_stock_id (action))
    foo_bar_set_stock (button, gtk_action_get_stock_id (action));
      else if (gtk_action_get_label (action))
    foo_bar_set_label (button, gtk_action_get_label (action));

      ...

    }
}

static void
foo_bar_activatable_update (GtkActivatable       *activatable,
                   GtkAction            *action,
                   const gchar          *property_name)
{
  FooBarPrivate *priv = FOO_BAR_GET_PRIVATE (activatable);

  if (strcmp (property_name, "visible") == 0)
    {
      if (gtk_action_is_visible (action))
    gtk_widget_show (GTK_WIDGET (activatable));
      else
    gtk_widget_hide (GTK_WIDGET (activatable));
    }
  else if (strcmp (property_name, "sensitive") == 0)
    gtk_widget_set_sensitive (GTK_WIDGET (activatable), gtk_action_is_sensitive (action));

  ...

  if (!priv->use_action_appearance)
    return;

  if (strcmp (property_name, "stock-id") == 0)
    foo_bar_set_stock (button, gtk_action_get_stock_id (action));
  else if (strcmp (property_name, "label") == 0)
    foo_bar_set_label (button, gtk_action_get_label (action));

  ...
}

Prerequisite

In order to implement Activatable, your type must inherit from GObject.

Instance methods

gtk_activatable_do_set_related_action

This is a utility function for GtkActivatable implementors.

Available since: 2.16

gtk_activatable_get_related_action

Gets the related GtkAction for activatable.

Available since: 2.16

gtk_activatable_get_use_action_appearance

Gets whether this activatable should reset its layout and appearance when setting the related action or when the action changes appearance.

Available since: 2.16

gtk_activatable_set_related_action

Sets the related action on the activatable object.

Available since: 2.16

gtk_activatable_set_use_action_appearance

Sets whether this activatable should reset its layout and appearance when setting the related action or when the action changes appearance.

Available since: 2.16

gtk_activatable_sync_action_properties

This is called to update the activatable completely, this is called internally when the GtkActivatable:related-action property is set or unset and by the implementing class when GtkActivatable:use-action-appearance changes.

Available since: 2.16

Properties

Gtk.Activatable:related-action

The action that this activatable will activate and receive updates from for various states and possibly appearance.

Available since: 2.16

Gtk.Activatable:use-action-appearance

Whether this activatable should reset its layout and appearance when setting the related action or when the action changes appearance.

Available since: 2.16

Interface structure

struct GtkActivatableIface {
  void (* update) (
    GtkActivatable* activatable,
    GtkAction* action,
    const gchar* property_name
  );
  void (* sync_action_properties) (
    GtkActivatable* activatable,
    GtkAction* action
  );
  
}
Interface members
update
void (* update) (
    GtkActivatable* activatable,
    GtkAction* action,
    const gchar* property_name
  )
 No description available.
sync_action_properties
void (* sync_action_properties) (
    GtkActivatable* activatable,
    GtkAction* action
  )
 No description available.

Virtual methods

Gtk.Activatable.sync_action_properties

This is called to update the activatable completely, this is called internally when the GtkActivatable:related-action property is set or unset and by the implementing class when GtkActivatable:use-action-appearance changes.

Gtk.Activatable.update
No description available.