ColorButton

This ColorButton launches a color selection dialog and prints in the terminal the RGB values of the color selected.

Code used to generate this example

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from gi.repository import Gtk
from gi.repository import Gdk
import sys


class MyWindow(Gtk.ApplicationWindow):

    def __init__(self, app):
        Gtk.Window.__init__(self, title="ColorButton", application=app)
        self.set_default_size(150, 50)
        self.set_border_width(10)

        # a colorbutton (which opens a dialogue window in
        # which we choose a color)
        self.button = Gtk.ColorButton()
        # with a default color (blue, in this instance)
        color = Gdk.RGBA()
        color.red = 0.0
        color.green = 0.0
        color.blue = 1.0
        color.alpha = 0.5
        self.button.set_rgba(color)

        # choosing a color in the dialogue window emits a signal
        self.button.connect("color-set", self.on_color_chosen)

        # a label
        label = Gtk.Label()
        label.set_text("Click to choose a color")

        # a grid to attach button and label
        grid = Gtk.Grid()
        grid.attach(self.button, 0, 0, 2, 1)
        grid.attach(label, 0, 1, 2, 1)
        self.add(grid)

    # if a new color is chosen, we print it as rgb(r,g,b) in the terminal
    def on_color_chosen(self, user_data):
        print("You chose the color: " + self.button.get_rgba().to_string())


class MyApplication(Gtk.Application):

    def __init__(self):
        Gtk.Application.__init__(self)

    def do_activate(self):
        win = MyWindow(self)
        win.show_all()

    def do_startup(self):
        Gtk.Application.do_startup(self)

app = MyApplication()
exit_status = app.run(sys.argv)
sys.exit(exit_status)

Useful methods for a ColorButton widget

set_color(color), where the color is defined as in the example, sets the color of the ColorButton, which by default is black. get_color() returns the color.

In line 23 the "color-set" signal is connected to the callback function on_color_chosen() using widget.connect(signal, callback function). See Signals and callbacks for a more detailed explanation.

API References

In this sample we used the following: