GtkFileChooserButton

GtkFileChooserButton — A button to launch a file selection dialog

Properties

GtkFileChooser * dialog Write / Construct Only
gchar * title Read / Write
gint width-chars Read / Write

Signals

Types and Values

Object Hierarchy

    GObject
    ╰── GInitiallyUnowned
        ╰── GtkWidget
            ╰── GtkContainer
                ╰── GtkBox
                    ╰── GtkFileChooserButton

Implemented Interfaces

GtkFileChooserButton implements AtkImplementorIface, GtkBuildable, GtkOrientable and GtkFileChooser.

Includes

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

Description

The GtkFileChooserButton is a widget that lets the user select a file. It implements the GtkFileChooser interface. Visually, it is a file name with a button to bring up a GtkFileChooserDialog. The user can then use that dialog to change the file associated with that button. This widget does not support setting the “select-multiple” property to TRUE.

Create a button to let the user select a file in /etc

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{
  GtkWidget *button;

  button = gtk_file_chooser_button_new (_("Select a file"),
                                        GTK_FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN);
  gtk_file_chooser_set_current_folder (GTK_FILE_CHOOSER (button),
                                       "/etc");
}

The GtkFileChooserButton supports the GtkFileChooserActions GTK_FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN and GTK_FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SELECT_FOLDER.

The GtkFileChooserButton will ellipsize the label, and will thus request little horizontal space. To give the button more space, you should call gtk_widget_get_preferred_size(), gtk_file_chooser_button_set_width_chars(), or pack the button in such a way that other interface elements give space to the widget.

Functions

gtk_file_chooser_button_new ()

GtkWidget *
gtk_file_chooser_button_new (const gchar *title,
                             GtkFileChooserAction action);

Creates a new file-selecting button widget.

Parameters

title

the title of the browse dialog.

 

action

the open mode for the widget.

 

Returns

a new button widget.

Since: 2.6


gtk_file_chooser_button_new_with_dialog ()

GtkWidget *
gtk_file_chooser_button_new_with_dialog
                               (GtkWidget *dialog);

Creates a GtkFileChooserButton widget which uses dialog as its file-picking window.

Note that dialog must be a GtkDialog (or subclass) which implements the GtkFileChooser interface and must not have GTK_DIALOG_DESTROY_WITH_PARENT set.

Also note that the dialog needs to have its confirmative button added with response GTK_RESPONSE_ACCEPT or GTK_RESPONSE_OK in order for the button to take over the file selected in the dialog.

Parameters

dialog

the widget to use as dialog.

[type Gtk.Dialog]

Returns

a new button widget.

Since: 2.6


gtk_file_chooser_button_get_title ()

const gchar *
gtk_file_chooser_button_get_title (GtkFileChooserButton *button);

Retrieves the title of the browse dialog used by button . The returned value should not be modified or freed.

Parameters

button

the button widget to examine.

 

Returns

a pointer to the browse dialog’s title.

Since: 2.6


gtk_file_chooser_button_set_title ()

void
gtk_file_chooser_button_set_title (GtkFileChooserButton *button,
                                   const gchar *title);

Modifies the title of the browse dialog used by button .

Parameters

button

the button widget to modify.

 

title

the new browse dialog title.

 

Since: 2.6


gtk_file_chooser_button_get_width_chars ()

gint
gtk_file_chooser_button_get_width_chars
                               (GtkFileChooserButton *button);

Retrieves the width in characters of the button widget’s entry and/or label.

Parameters

button

the button widget to examine.

 

Returns

an integer width (in characters) that the button will use to size itself.

Since: 2.6


gtk_file_chooser_button_set_width_chars ()

void
gtk_file_chooser_button_set_width_chars
                               (GtkFileChooserButton *button,
                                gint n_chars);

Sets the width (in characters) that button will use to n_chars .

Parameters

button

the button widget to examine.

 

n_chars

the new width, in characters.

 

Since: 2.6


gtk_file_chooser_button_get_focus_on_click ()

gboolean
gtk_file_chooser_button_get_focus_on_click
                               (GtkFileChooserButton *button);

gtk_file_chooser_button_get_focus_on_click is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Returns whether the button grabs focus when it is clicked with the mouse. See gtk_file_chooser_button_set_focus_on_click().

Parameters

button

a GtkFileChooserButton

 

Returns

TRUE if the button grabs focus when it is clicked with the mouse.

Since: 2.10


gtk_file_chooser_button_set_focus_on_click ()

void
gtk_file_chooser_button_set_focus_on_click
                               (GtkFileChooserButton *button,
                                gboolean focus_on_click);

gtk_file_chooser_button_set_focus_on_click is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Sets whether the button will grab focus when it is clicked with the mouse. Making mouse clicks not grab focus is useful in places like toolbars where you don’t want the keyboard focus removed from the main area of the application.

Parameters

button

a GtkFileChooserButton

 

focus_on_click

whether the button grabs focus when clicked with the mouse

 

Since: 2.10

Types and Values

struct GtkFileChooserButton

struct GtkFileChooserButton;

struct GtkFileChooserButtonClass

struct GtkFileChooserButtonClass {
  GtkBoxClass parent_class;


  void (* file_set) (GtkFileChooserButton *fc);
};

Members

file_set ()

Signal emitted when the user selects a file.

 

Property Details

The “dialog” property

  “dialog”                   GtkFileChooser *

Instance of the GtkFileChooserDialog associated with the button.

Flags: Write / Construct Only

Since: 2.6


The “title” property

  “title”                    gchar *

Title to put on the GtkFileChooserDialog associated with the button.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: "Select a File"

Since: 2.6


The “width-chars” property

  “width-chars”              gint

The width of the entry and label inside the button, in characters.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: >= -1

Default value: -1

Since: 2.6

Signal Details

The “file-set” signal

void
user_function (GtkFileChooserButton *widget,
               gpointer              user_data)

The ::file-set signal is emitted when the user selects a file.

Note that this signal is only emitted when the user changes the file.

Parameters

widget

the object which received the signal.

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Run First

Since: 2.12