atkmm Reference Manual


atkmm is the official C++ interface for the ATK accessibility toolkit library. It may be used, for instance, by user interfaces implemented with gtkmm.

Basic Usage

Include the atkmm header:

#include <atkmm.h>

This includes every header installed by atkmm, so can slow down compilation, but suffices for this simple example. Assuming that your program source file is, compile it with:

g++ -o program `pkg-config --cflags --libs atkmm-1.6`

Alternatively, if using autoconf, use the following in


Then use the generated ATKMM_CFLAGS and ATKMM_LIBS variables in the project files. For example:

program_LDADD = $(ATKMM_LIBS)