deprecated: 3.0 

Declaration [src]

gtk_widget_modify_base (
  GtkWidget* widget,
  GtkStateType state,
  const GdkColor* color

Description [src]

Sets the base color for a widget in a particular state. All other style values are left untouched. The base color is the background color used along with the text color (see gtk_widget_modify_text()) for widgets such as GtkEntry and GtkTextView. See also gtk_widget_modify_style().

Note that “no window” widgets (which have the GTK_NO_WINDOW flag set) draw on their parent container’s window and thus may not draw any background themselves. This is the case for e.g. GtkLabel.

To modify the background of such widgets, you have to set the base color on their parent; if you want to set the background of a rectangular area around a label, try placing the label in a GtkEventBox widget and setting the base color on that.

Deprecated since: 3.0

Use gtk_widget_override_background_color() instead.



Type: GtkStateType

The state for which to set the base color.


Type: GdkColor

The color to assign (does not need to be allocated), or NULL to undo the effect of previous calls to of gtk_widget_modify_base().

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the method.