LinkButton

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from gi.repository import Gtk
import sys


class MyWindow(Gtk.ApplicationWindow):
    # a window

    def __init__(self, app):
        Gtk.Window.__init__(self, title="GNOME LinkButton", application=app)
        self.set_default_size(250, 50)

        # a linkbutton pointing to the given URI
        button = Gtk.LinkButton(uri="http://live.gnome.org")
        # with given text
        button.set_label("Link to GNOME live!")

        # add the button to the window
        self.add(button)


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 LinkButton widget

  • get_visited() returns the 'visited' state (True or False) of the URI where the LinkButton points. The button becomes visited when it is clicked.

  • set_visited(True) sets the 'visited' state of the URI where the LinkButton points as True (analogously for False).

  • Each time the button is clicked, the signal "activate-link" is emitted. For an explanation of signals and callback functions, see Signals and callbacks.

API References

In this sample we used the following: