Class

GtkPadController

Description [src]

final class Gtk.PadController : Gtk.EventController {
  /* No available fields */
}

GtkPadController is an event controller for the pads found in drawing tablets.

Pads are the collection of buttons and tactile sensors often found around the stylus-sensitive area.

These buttons and sensors have no implicit meaning, and by default they perform no action. GtkPadController is provided to map those to GAction objects, thus letting the application give them a more semantic meaning.

Buttons and sensors are not constrained to triggering a single action, some GDK_SOURCE_TABLET_PAD devices feature multiple “modes”. All these input elements have one current mode, which may determine the final action being triggered.

Pad devices often divide buttons and sensors into groups. All elements in a group share the same current mode, but different groups may have different modes. See gdk_device_pad_get_n_groups() and gdk_device_pad_get_group_n_modes().

Each of the actions that a given button/strip/ring performs for a given mode is defined by a GtkPadActionEntry. It contains an action name that will be looked up in the given GActionGroup and activated whenever the specified input element and mode are triggered.

A simple example of GtkPadController usage: Assigning button 1 in all modes and pad devices to an “invert-selection” action:

GtkPadActionEntry *pad_actions[] = {
  { GTK_PAD_ACTION_BUTTON, 1, -1, "Invert selection", "pad-actions.invert-selection" },
  
};


action_group = g_simple_action_group_new ();
action = g_simple_action_new ("pad-actions.invert-selection", NULL);
g_signal_connect (action, "activate", on_invert_selection_activated, NULL);
g_action_map_add_action (G_ACTION_MAP (action_group), action);

pad_controller = gtk_pad_controller_new (action_group, NULL);

The actions belonging to rings/strips will be activated with a parameter of type G_VARIANT_TYPE_DOUBLE bearing the value of the given axis, it is required that those are made stateful and accepting this GVariantType.

Hierarchy

hierarchy this GtkPadController ancestor_0 GtkEventController ancestor_0--this ancestor_1 GObject ancestor_1--ancestor_0

Ancestors

Constructors

gtk_pad_controller_new

Creates a new GtkPadController that will associate events from pad to actions.

Instance methods

gtk_pad_controller_set_action

Adds an individual action to controller.

gtk_pad_controller_set_action_entries

A convenience function to add a group of action entries on controller.

Methods inherited from GtkEventController (12)
gtk_event_controller_get_current_event

Returns the event that is currently being handled by the controller.

gtk_event_controller_get_current_event_device

Returns the device of the event that is currently being handled by the controller.

gtk_event_controller_get_current_event_state

Returns the modifier state of the event that is currently being handled by the controller.

gtk_event_controller_get_current_event_time

Returns the timestamp of the event that is currently being handled by the controller.

gtk_event_controller_get_name

Gets the name of controller.

gtk_event_controller_get_propagation_limit

Gets the propagation limit of the event controller.

gtk_event_controller_get_propagation_phase

Gets the propagation phase at which controller handles events.

gtk_event_controller_get_widget

Returns the GtkWidget this controller relates to.

gtk_event_controller_reset

Resets the controller to a clean state.

gtk_event_controller_set_name

Sets a name on the controller that can be used for debugging.

gtk_event_controller_set_propagation_limit

Sets the event propagation limit on the event controller.

gtk_event_controller_set_propagation_phase

Sets the propagation phase at which a controller handles events.

Properties

Gtk.PadController:action-group
No description available.
Gtk.PadController:pad
No description available.
Properties inherited from GtkEventController (4)
Gtk.EventController:name

The name for this controller, typically used for debugging purposes.

Gtk.EventController:propagation-limit

The limit for which events this controller will handle.

Gtk.EventController:propagation-phase

The propagation phase at which this controller will handle events.

Gtk.EventController:widget

The widget receiving the GdkEvents that the controller will handle.

Class structure

struct GtkPadControllerClass {
  /* no available fields */
}