GtkMenu

GtkMenu — A menu widget

Properties

GtkAccelGroup * accel-group Read / Write
gchar * accel-path Read / Write
gint active Read / Write
GdkAnchorHints anchor-hints Read / Write / Construct
GtkWidget * attach-widget Read / Write
GdkWindowTypeHint menu-type-hint Read / Write / Construct
gint monitor Read / Write
gint rect-anchor-dx Read / Write / Construct
gint rect-anchor-dy Read / Write / Construct
gboolean reserve-toggle-size Read / Write
gboolean tearoff-state Read / Write
gchar * tearoff-title Read / Write

Child Properties

gint bottom-attach Read / Write
gint left-attach Read / Write
gint right-attach Read / Write
gint top-attach Read / Write

Types and Values

Object Hierarchy

    GObject
    ╰── GInitiallyUnowned
        ╰── GtkWidget
            ╰── GtkContainer
                ╰── GtkMenuShell
                    ╰── GtkMenu
                        ╰── GtkRecentChooserMenu

Implemented Interfaces

GtkMenu implements AtkImplementorIface and GtkBuildable.

Includes

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

Description

A GtkMenu is a GtkMenuShell that implements a drop down menu consisting of a list of GtkMenuItem objects which can be navigated and activated by the user to perform application functions.

A GtkMenu is most commonly dropped down by activating a GtkMenuItem in a GtkMenuBar or popped up by activating a GtkMenuItem in another GtkMenu.

A GtkMenu can also be popped up by activating a GtkComboBox. Other composite widgets such as the GtkNotebook can pop up a GtkMenu as well.

Applications can display a GtkMenu as a popup menu by calling the gtk_menu_popup() function. The example below shows how an application can pop up a menu when the 3rd mouse button is pressed.

Connecting the popup signal handler.

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// connect our handler which will popup the menu
g_signal_connect_swapped (window, "button_press_event",
G_CALLBACK (my_popup_handler), menu);

Signal handler which displays a popup menu.

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static gint
my_popup_handler (GtkWidget *widget, GdkEvent *event)
{
  GtkMenu *menu;
  GdkEventButton *event_button;

  g_return_val_if_fail (widget != NULL, FALSE);
  g_return_val_if_fail (GTK_IS_MENU (widget), FALSE);
  g_return_val_if_fail (event != NULL, FALSE);

  // The "widget" is the menu that was supplied when 
  // g_signal_connect_swapped() was called.
  menu = GTK_MENU (widget);

  if (event->type == GDK_BUTTON_PRESS)
    {
      event_button = (GdkEventButton *) event;
      if (event_button->button == GDK_BUTTON_SECONDARY)
        {
          gtk_menu_popup (menu, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, 
                          event_button->button, event_button->time);
          return TRUE;
        }
    }

  return FALSE;
}

CSS nodes

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menu
├── arrow.top
├── <child>
┊
├── <child>
╰── arrow.bottom

The main CSS node of GtkMenu has name menu, and there are two subnodes with name arrow, for scrolling menu arrows. These subnodes get the .top and .bottom style classes.

Functions

gtk_menu_new ()

GtkWidget *
gtk_menu_new (void);

Creates a new GtkMenu

Returns

a new GtkMenu


gtk_menu_new_from_model ()

GtkWidget *
gtk_menu_new_from_model (GMenuModel *model);

Creates a GtkMenu and populates it with menu items and submenus according to model .

The created menu items are connected to actions found in the GtkApplicationWindow to which the menu belongs - typically by means of being attached to a widget (see gtk_menu_attach_to_widget()) that is contained within the GtkApplicationWindows widget hierarchy.

Actions can also be added using gtk_widget_insert_action_group() on the menu's attach widget or on any of its parent widgets.

Parameters

model

a GMenuModel

 

Returns

a new GtkMenu

Since: 3.4


gtk_menu_set_screen ()

void
gtk_menu_set_screen (GtkMenu *menu,
                     GdkScreen *screen);

Sets the GdkScreen on which the menu will be displayed.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

screen

a GdkScreen, or NULL if the screen should be determined by the widget the menu is attached to.

[allow-none]

Since: 2.2


gtk_menu_reorder_child ()

void
gtk_menu_reorder_child (GtkMenu *menu,
                        GtkWidget *child,
                        gint position);

Moves child to a new position in the list of menu children.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

child

the GtkMenuItem to move

 

position

the new position to place child . Positions are numbered from 0 to n - 1

 

gtk_menu_attach ()

void
gtk_menu_attach (GtkMenu *menu,
                 GtkWidget *child,
                 guint left_attach,
                 guint right_attach,
                 guint top_attach,
                 guint bottom_attach);

Adds a new GtkMenuItem to a (table) menu. The number of “cells” that an item will occupy is specified by left_attach , right_attach , top_attach and bottom_attach . These each represent the leftmost, rightmost, uppermost and lower column and row numbers of the table. (Columns and rows are indexed from zero).

Note that this function is not related to gtk_menu_detach().

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

child

a GtkMenuItem

 

left_attach

The column number to attach the left side of the item to

 

right_attach

The column number to attach the right side of the item to

 

top_attach

The row number to attach the top of the item to

 

bottom_attach

The row number to attach the bottom of the item to

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_menu_popup_at_rect ()

void
gtk_menu_popup_at_rect (GtkMenu *menu,
                        GdkWindow *rect_window,
                        const GdkRectangle *rect,
                        GdkGravity rect_anchor,
                        GdkGravity menu_anchor,
                        const GdkEvent *trigger_event);

Displays menu and makes it available for selection.

See gtk_menu_popup_at_widget() and gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer(), which handle more common cases for popping up menus.

menu will be positioned at rect , aligning their anchor points. rect is relative to the top-left corner of rect_window . rect_anchor and menu_anchor determine anchor points on rect and menu to pin together. menu can optionally be offset by “rect-anchor-dx” and “rect-anchor-dy”.

Anchors should be specified under the assumption that the text direction is left-to-right; they will be flipped horizontally automatically if the text direction is right-to-left.

Other properties that influence the behaviour of this function are “anchor-hints” and “menu-type-hint”. Connect to the “popped-up” signal to find out how it was actually positioned.

Parameters

menu

the GtkMenu to pop up

 

rect_window

the GdkWindow rect is relative to.

[not nullable]

rect

the GdkRectangle to align menu with.

[not nullable]

rect_anchor

the point on rect to align with menu 's anchor point

 

menu_anchor

the point on menu to align with rect 's anchor point

 

trigger_event

the GdkEvent that initiated this request or NULL if it's the current event.

[nullable]

Since: 3.22

Stability Level: Unstable


gtk_menu_popup_at_widget ()

void
gtk_menu_popup_at_widget (GtkMenu *menu,
                          GtkWidget *widget,
                          GdkGravity widget_anchor,
                          GdkGravity menu_anchor,
                          const GdkEvent *trigger_event);

Displays menu and makes it available for selection.

See gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer() to pop up a menu at the master pointer. gtk_menu_popup_at_rect() also allows you to position a menu at an arbitrary rectangle.

menu will be positioned at widget , aligning their anchor points. widget_anchor and menu_anchor determine anchor points on widget and menu to pin together. menu can optionally be offset by “rect-anchor-dx” and “rect-anchor-dy”.

Anchors should be specified under the assumption that the text direction is left-to-right; they will be flipped horizontally automatically if the text direction is right-to-left.

Other properties that influence the behaviour of this function are “anchor-hints” and “menu-type-hint”. Connect to the “popped-up” signal to find out how it was actually positioned.

Parameters

menu

the GtkMenu to pop up

 

widget

the GtkWidget to align menu with.

[not nullable]

widget_anchor

the point on widget to align with menu 's anchor point

 

menu_anchor

the point on menu to align with widget 's anchor point

 

trigger_event

the GdkEvent that initiated this request or NULL if it's the current event.

[nullable]

Since: 3.22

Stability Level: Unstable


gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer ()

void
gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer (GtkMenu *menu,
                           const GdkEvent *trigger_event);

Displays menu and makes it available for selection.

See gtk_menu_popup_at_widget() to pop up a menu at a widget. gtk_menu_popup_at_rect() also allows you to position a menu at an arbitrary rectangle.

menu will be positioned at the pointer associated with trigger_event .

Properties that influence the behaviour of this function are “anchor-hints”, “rect-anchor-dx”, “rect-anchor-dy”, and “menu-type-hint”. Connect to the “popped-up” signal to find out how it was actually positioned.

Parameters

menu

the GtkMenu to pop up

 

trigger_event

the GdkEvent that initiated this request or NULL if it's the current event.

[nullable]

Since: 3.22

Stability Level: Unstable


gtk_menu_popup_for_device ()

void
gtk_menu_popup_for_device (GtkMenu *menu,
                           GdkDevice *device,
                           GtkWidget *parent_menu_shell,
                           GtkWidget *parent_menu_item,
                           GtkMenuPositionFunc func,
                           gpointer data,
                           GDestroyNotify destroy,
                           guint button,
                           guint32 activate_time);

gtk_menu_popup_for_device has been deprecated since version 3.22 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Please use gtk_menu_popup_at_widget(), gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer(). or gtk_menu_popup_at_rect() instead

Displays a menu and makes it available for selection.

Applications can use this function to display context-sensitive menus, and will typically supply NULL for the parent_menu_shell , parent_menu_item , func , data and destroy parameters. The default menu positioning function will position the menu at the current position of device (or its corresponding pointer).

The button parameter should be the mouse button pressed to initiate the menu popup. If the menu popup was initiated by something other than a mouse button press, such as a mouse button release or a keypress, button should be 0.

The activate_time parameter is used to conflict-resolve initiation of concurrent requests for mouse/keyboard grab requests. To function properly, this needs to be the time stamp of the user event (such as a mouse click or key press) that caused the initiation of the popup. Only if no such event is available, gtk_get_current_event_time() can be used instead.

Note that this function does not work very well on GDK backends that do not have global coordinates, such as Wayland or Mir. You should probably use one of the gtk_menu_popup_at_ variants, which do not have this problem.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

device

a GdkDevice.

[allow-none]

parent_menu_shell

the menu shell containing the triggering menu item, or NULL.

[allow-none]

parent_menu_item

the menu item whose activation triggered the popup, or NULL.

[allow-none]

func

a user supplied function used to position the menu, or NULL.

[allow-none]

data

user supplied data to be passed to func .

[allow-none]

destroy

destroy notify for data .

[allow-none]

button

the mouse button which was pressed to initiate the event

 

activate_time

the time at which the activation event occurred

 

Since: 3.0


gtk_menu_popup ()

void
gtk_menu_popup (GtkMenu *menu,
                GtkWidget *parent_menu_shell,
                GtkWidget *parent_menu_item,
                GtkMenuPositionFunc func,
                gpointer data,
                guint button,
                guint32 activate_time);

gtk_menu_popup has been deprecated since version 3.22 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Please use gtk_menu_popup_at_widget(), gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer(). or gtk_menu_popup_at_rect() instead

Displays a menu and makes it available for selection.

Applications can use this function to display context-sensitive menus, and will typically supply NULL for the parent_menu_shell , parent_menu_item , func and data parameters. The default menu positioning function will position the menu at the current mouse cursor position.

The button parameter should be the mouse button pressed to initiate the menu popup. If the menu popup was initiated by something other than a mouse button press, such as a mouse button release or a keypress, button should be 0.

The activate_time parameter is used to conflict-resolve initiation of concurrent requests for mouse/keyboard grab requests. To function properly, this needs to be the timestamp of the user event (such as a mouse click or key press) that caused the initiation of the popup. Only if no such event is available, gtk_get_current_event_time() can be used instead.

Note that this function does not work very well on GDK backends that do not have global coordinates, such as Wayland or Mir. You should probably use one of the gtk_menu_popup_at_ variants, which do not have this problem.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

parent_menu_shell

the menu shell containing the triggering menu item, or NULL.

[allow-none]

parent_menu_item

the menu item whose activation triggered the popup, or NULL.

[allow-none]

func

a user supplied function used to position the menu, or NULL.

[scope async][allow-none]

data

user supplied data to be passed to func .

 

button

the mouse button which was pressed to initiate the event.

 

activate_time

the time at which the activation event occurred.

 

gtk_menu_set_accel_group ()

void
gtk_menu_set_accel_group (GtkMenu *menu,
                          GtkAccelGroup *accel_group);

Set the GtkAccelGroup which holds global accelerators for the menu. This accelerator group needs to also be added to all windows that this menu is being used in with gtk_window_add_accel_group(), in order for those windows to support all the accelerators contained in this group.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

accel_group

the GtkAccelGroup to be associated with the menu.

[allow-none]

gtk_menu_get_accel_group ()

GtkAccelGroup *
gtk_menu_get_accel_group (GtkMenu *menu);

Gets the GtkAccelGroup which holds global accelerators for the menu. See gtk_menu_set_accel_group().

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

Returns

the GtkAccelGroup associated with the menu.

[transfer none]


gtk_menu_set_accel_path ()

void
gtk_menu_set_accel_path (GtkMenu *menu,
                         const gchar *accel_path);

Sets an accelerator path for this menu from which accelerator paths for its immediate children, its menu items, can be constructed. The main purpose of this function is to spare the programmer the inconvenience of having to call gtk_menu_item_set_accel_path() on each menu item that should support runtime user changable accelerators. Instead, by just calling gtk_menu_set_accel_path() on their parent, each menu item of this menu, that contains a label describing its purpose, automatically gets an accel path assigned.

For example, a menu containing menu items “New” and “Exit”, will, after gtk_menu_set_accel_path (menu, "<Gnumeric-Sheet>/File"); has been called, assign its items the accel paths: "<Gnumeric-Sheet>/File/New" and "<Gnumeric-Sheet>/File/Exit".

Assigning accel paths to menu items then enables the user to change their accelerators at runtime. More details about accelerator paths and their default setups can be found at gtk_accel_map_add_entry().

Note that accel_path string will be stored in a GQuark. Therefore, if you pass a static string, you can save some memory by interning it first with g_intern_static_string().

Parameters

menu

a valid GtkMenu

 

accel_path

a valid accelerator path.

[allow-none]

gtk_menu_get_accel_path ()

const gchar *
gtk_menu_get_accel_path (GtkMenu *menu);

Retrieves the accelerator path set on the menu.

Parameters

menu

a valid GtkMenu

 

Returns

the accelerator path set on the menu.

Since: 2.14


gtk_menu_set_title ()

void
gtk_menu_set_title (GtkMenu *menu,
                    const gchar *title);

gtk_menu_set_title has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Sets the title string for the menu.

The title is displayed when the menu is shown as a tearoff menu. If title is NULL, the menu will see if it is attached to a parent menu item, and if so it will try to use the same text as that menu item’s label.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

title

a string containing the title for the menu

 

gtk_menu_get_title ()

const gchar *
gtk_menu_get_title (GtkMenu *menu);

gtk_menu_get_title has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Returns the title of the menu. See gtk_menu_set_title().

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

Returns

the title of the menu, or NULL if the menu has no title set on it. This string is owned by GTK+ and should not be modified or freed.


gtk_menu_set_monitor ()

void
gtk_menu_set_monitor (GtkMenu *menu,
                      gint monitor_num);

Informs GTK+ on which monitor a menu should be popped up. See gdk_monitor_get_geometry().

This function should be called from a GtkMenuPositionFunc if the menu should not appear on the same monitor as the pointer. This information can’t be reliably inferred from the coordinates returned by a GtkMenuPositionFunc, since, for very long menus, these coordinates may extend beyond the monitor boundaries or even the screen boundaries.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

monitor_num

the number of the monitor on which the menu should be popped up

 

Since: 2.4


gtk_menu_get_monitor ()

gint
gtk_menu_get_monitor (GtkMenu *menu);

Retrieves the number of the monitor on which to show the menu.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

Returns

the number of the monitor on which the menu should be popped up or -1, if no monitor has been set

Since: 2.14


gtk_menu_place_on_monitor ()

void
gtk_menu_place_on_monitor (GtkMenu *menu,
                           GdkMonitor *monitor);

Places menu on the given monitor.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

monitor

the monitor to place the menu on

 

Since: 3.22


gtk_menu_get_tearoff_state ()

gboolean
gtk_menu_get_tearoff_state (GtkMenu *menu);

gtk_menu_get_tearoff_state has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Returns whether the menu is torn off. See gtk_menu_set_tearoff_state().

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

Returns

TRUE if the menu is currently torn off.


gtk_menu_set_reserve_toggle_size ()

void
gtk_menu_set_reserve_toggle_size (GtkMenu *menu,
                                  gboolean reserve_toggle_size);

Sets whether the menu should reserve space for drawing toggles or icons, regardless of their actual presence.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

reserve_toggle_size

whether to reserve size for toggles

 

Since: 2.18


gtk_menu_get_reserve_toggle_size ()

gboolean
gtk_menu_get_reserve_toggle_size (GtkMenu *menu);

Returns whether the menu reserves space for toggles and icons, regardless of their actual presence.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

Returns

Whether the menu reserves toggle space

Since: 2.18


gtk_menu_popdown ()

void
gtk_menu_popdown (GtkMenu *menu);

Removes the menu from the screen.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

gtk_menu_reposition ()

void
gtk_menu_reposition (GtkMenu *menu);

Repositions the menu according to its position function.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

gtk_menu_get_active ()

GtkWidget *
gtk_menu_get_active (GtkMenu *menu);

Returns the selected menu item from the menu. This is used by the GtkComboBox.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

Returns

the GtkMenuItem that was last selected in the menu. If a selection has not yet been made, the first menu item is selected.

[transfer none]


gtk_menu_set_active ()

void
gtk_menu_set_active (GtkMenu *menu,
                     guint index);

Selects the specified menu item within the menu. This is used by the GtkComboBox and should not be used by anyone else.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

index

the index of the menu item to select. Index values are from 0 to n-1

 

gtk_menu_set_tearoff_state ()

void
gtk_menu_set_tearoff_state (GtkMenu *menu,
                            gboolean torn_off);

gtk_menu_set_tearoff_state has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Changes the tearoff state of the menu. A menu is normally displayed as drop down menu which persists as long as the menu is active. It can also be displayed as a tearoff menu which persists until it is closed or reattached.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

torn_off

If TRUE, menu is displayed as a tearoff menu.

 

gtk_menu_attach_to_widget ()

void
gtk_menu_attach_to_widget (GtkMenu *menu,
                           GtkWidget *attach_widget,
                           GtkMenuDetachFunc detacher);

Attaches the menu to the widget and provides a callback function that will be invoked when the menu calls gtk_menu_detach() during its destruction.

If the menu is attached to the widget then it will be destroyed when the widget is destroyed, as if it was a child widget. An attached menu will also move between screens correctly if the widgets moves between screens.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

attach_widget

the GtkWidget that the menu will be attached to

 

detacher

the user supplied callback function that will be called when the menu calls gtk_menu_detach().

[scope async][allow-none]

gtk_menu_detach ()

void
gtk_menu_detach (GtkMenu *menu);

Detaches the menu from the widget to which it had been attached. This function will call the callback function, detacher , provided when the gtk_menu_attach_to_widget() function was called.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

gtk_menu_get_attach_widget ()

GtkWidget *
gtk_menu_get_attach_widget (GtkMenu *menu);

Returns the GtkWidget that the menu is attached to.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

Returns

the GtkWidget that the menu is attached to.

[transfer none]


gtk_menu_get_for_attach_widget ()

GList *
gtk_menu_get_for_attach_widget (GtkWidget *widget);

Returns a list of the menus which are attached to this widget. This list is owned by GTK+ and must not be modified.

Parameters

widget

a GtkWidget

 

Returns

the list of menus attached to his widget.

[element-type GtkWidget][transfer none]

Since: 2.6


GtkMenuPositionFunc ()

void
(*GtkMenuPositionFunc) (GtkMenu *menu,
                        gint *x,
                        gint *y,
                        gboolean *push_in,
                        gpointer user_data);

A user function supplied when calling gtk_menu_popup() which controls the positioning of the menu when it is displayed. The function sets the x and y parameters to the coordinates where the menu is to be drawn. To make the menu appear on a different monitor than the mouse pointer, gtk_menu_set_monitor() must be called.

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu.

 

x

address of the gint representing the horizontal position where the menu shall be drawn.

[inout]

y

address of the gint representing the vertical position where the menu shall be drawn. This is an output parameter.

[inout]

push_in

This parameter controls how menus placed outside the monitor are handled. If this is set to TRUE and part of the menu is outside the monitor then GTK+ pushes the window into the visible area, effectively modifying the popup position. Note that moving and possibly resizing the menu around will alter the scroll position to keep the menu items “in place”, i.e. at the same monitor position they would have been without resizing. In practice, this behavior is only useful for combobox popups or option menus and cannot be used to simply confine a menu to monitor boundaries. In that case, changing the scroll offset is not desirable.

[out]

user_data

the data supplied by the user in the gtk_menu_popup() data parameter.

 

GtkMenuDetachFunc ()

void
(*GtkMenuDetachFunc) (GtkWidget *attach_widget,
                      GtkMenu *menu);

A user function supplied when calling gtk_menu_attach_to_widget() which will be called when the menu is later detached from the widget.

Parameters

attach_widget

the GtkWidget that the menu is being detached from.

 

menu

the GtkMenu being detached.

 

Types and Values

struct GtkMenu

struct GtkMenu;

enum GtkArrowPlacement

Used to specify the placement of scroll arrows in scrolling menus.

Members

GTK_ARROWS_BOTH

Place one arrow on each end of the menu.

 

GTK_ARROWS_START

Place both arrows at the top of the menu.

 

GTK_ARROWS_END

Place both arrows at the bottom of the menu.

 

Property Details

The “accel-group” property

  “accel-group”              GtkAccelGroup *

The accel group holding accelerators for the menu.

Flags: Read / Write

Since: 2.14


The “accel-path” property

  “accel-path”               gchar *

An accel path used to conveniently construct accel paths of child items.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: NULL

Since: 2.14


The “active” property

  “active”                   gint

The index of the currently selected menu item, or -1 if no menu item is selected.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: >= -1

Default value: -1

Since: 2.14


The “anchor-hints” property

  “anchor-hints”             GdkAnchorHints

Positioning hints for aligning the menu relative to a rectangle.

These hints determine how the menu should be positioned in the case that the menu would fall off-screen if placed in its ideal position.

For example, GDK_ANCHOR_FLIP_Y will replace GDK_GRAVITY_NORTH_WEST with GDK_GRAVITY_SOUTH_WEST and vice versa if the menu extends beyond the bottom edge of the monitor.

See gtk_menu_popup_at_rect(), gtk_menu_popup_at_widget(), gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer(), “rect-anchor-dx”, “rect-anchor-dy”, “menu-type-hint”, and “popped-up”.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct

Default value: GDK_ANCHOR_FLIP_X | GDK_ANCHOR_FLIP_Y | GDK_ANCHOR_SLIDE_X | GDK_ANCHOR_SLIDE_Y | GDK_ANCHOR_RESIZE_X | GDK_ANCHOR_RESIZE_Y

Since: 3.22

Stability Level: Unstable


The “attach-widget” property

  “attach-widget”            GtkWidget *

The widget the menu is attached to. Setting this property attaches the menu without a GtkMenuDetachFunc. If you need to use a detacher, use gtk_menu_attach_to_widget() directly.

Flags: Read / Write

Since: 2.14


The “menu-type-hint” property

  “menu-type-hint”           GdkWindowTypeHint

The GdkWindowTypeHint to use for the menu's GdkWindow.

See gtk_menu_popup_at_rect(), gtk_menu_popup_at_widget(), gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer(), “anchor-hints”, “rect-anchor-dx”, “rect-anchor-dy”, and “popped-up”.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct

Default value: GDK_WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_POPUP_MENU

Since: 3.22

Stability Level: Unstable


The “monitor” property

  “monitor”                  gint

The monitor the menu will be popped up on.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: >= -1

Default value: -1

Since: 2.14


The “rect-anchor-dx” property

  “rect-anchor-dx”           gint

Horizontal offset to apply to the menu, i.e. the rectangle or widget anchor.

See gtk_menu_popup_at_rect(), gtk_menu_popup_at_widget(), gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer(), “anchor-hints”, “rect-anchor-dy”, “menu-type-hint”, and “popped-up”.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct

Default value: 0

Since: 3.22

Stability Level: Unstable


The “rect-anchor-dy” property

  “rect-anchor-dy”           gint

Vertical offset to apply to the menu, i.e. the rectangle or widget anchor.

See gtk_menu_popup_at_rect(), gtk_menu_popup_at_widget(), gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer(), “anchor-hints”, “rect-anchor-dx”, “menu-type-hint”, and “popped-up”.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct

Default value: 0

Since: 3.22

Stability Level: Unstable


The “reserve-toggle-size” property

  “reserve-toggle-size”      gboolean

A boolean that indicates whether the menu reserves space for toggles and icons, regardless of their actual presence.

This property should only be changed from its default value for special-purposes such as tabular menus. Regular menus that are connected to a menu bar or context menus should reserve toggle space for consistency.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: TRUE

Since: 2.18


The “tearoff-state” property

  “tearoff-state”            gboolean

A boolean that indicates whether the menu is torn-off.

GtkMenu:tearoff-state has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: FALSE

Since: 2.6


The “tearoff-title” property

  “tearoff-title”            gchar *

A title that may be displayed by the window manager when this menu is torn-off.

GtkMenu:tearoff-title has been deprecated since version 3.10 and should not be used in newly-written code.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: NULL

Child Property Details

The “bottom-attach” child property

  “bottom-attach”            gint

The row number to attach the bottom of the child to.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: >= -1

Default value: -1


The “left-attach” child property

  “left-attach”              gint

The column number to attach the left side of the child to.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: >= -1

Default value: -1


The “right-attach” child property

  “right-attach”             gint

The column number to attach the right side of the child to.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: >= -1

Default value: -1


The “top-attach” child property

  “top-attach”               gint

The row number to attach the top of the child to.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: >= -1

Default value: -1

Style Property Details

The “arrow-placement” style property

  “arrow-placement”          GtkArrowPlacement

Indicates where scroll arrows should be placed.

GtkMenu:arrow-placement has been deprecated since version 3.20 and should not be used in newly-written code.

the value of this style property is ignored.

Flags: Read

Default value: GTK_ARROWS_BOTH

Since: 2.16


The “arrow-scaling” style property

  “arrow-scaling”            gfloat

Arbitrary constant to scale down the size of the scroll arrow.

GtkMenu:arrow-scaling has been deprecated since version 3.20 and should not be used in newly-written code.

use the standard min-width/min-height CSS properties on the arrow node; the value of this style property is ignored.

Flags: Read

Allowed values: [0,1]

Default value: 0.7

Since: 2.16


The “double-arrows” style property

  “double-arrows”            gboolean

When TRUE, both arrows are shown when scrolling.

GtkMenu:double-arrows has been deprecated since version 3.20 and should not be used in newly-written code.

the value of this style property is ignored.

Flags: Read

Default value: TRUE


The “horizontal-offset” style property

  “horizontal-offset”        gint

When the menu is a submenu, position it this number of pixels offset horizontally.

Flags: Read

Default value: -2


The “horizontal-padding” style property

  “horizontal-padding”       gint

Extra space at the left and right edges of the menu.

GtkMenu:horizontal-padding has been deprecated since version 3.8 and should not be used in newly-written code.

use the standard padding CSS property (through objects like GtkStyleContext and GtkCssProvider); the value of this style property is ignored.

Flags: Read

Allowed values: >= 0

Default value: 0


The “vertical-offset” style property

  “vertical-offset”          gint

When the menu is a submenu, position it this number of pixels offset vertically.

Flags: Read

Default value: 0


The “vertical-padding” style property

  “vertical-padding”         gint

Extra space at the top and bottom of the menu.

GtkMenu:vertical-padding has been deprecated since version 3.8 and should not be used in newly-written code.

use the standard padding CSS property (through objects like GtkStyleContext and GtkCssProvider); the value of this style property is ignored.

Flags: Read

Allowed values: >= 0

Default value: 1

Signal Details

The “move-scroll” signal

void
user_function (GtkMenu      *menu,
               GtkScrollType scroll_type,
               gpointer      user_data)

Parameters

menu

a GtkMenu

 

scroll_type

a GtkScrollType

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Action


The “popped-up” signal

void
user_function (GtkMenu *menu,
               gpointer flipped_rect,
               gpointer final_rect,
               gboolean flipped_x,
               gboolean flipped_y,
               gpointer user_data)

Emitted when the position of menu is finalized after being popped up using gtk_menu_popup_at_rect(), gtk_menu_popup_at_widget(), or gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer().

menu might be flipped over the anchor rectangle in order to keep it on-screen, in which case flipped_x and flipped_y will be set to TRUE accordingly.

flipped_rect is the ideal position of menu after any possible flipping, but before any possible sliding. final_rect is flipped_rect , but possibly translated in the case that flipping is still ineffective in keeping menu on-screen.

The blue menu is menu 's ideal position, the green menu is flipped_rect , and the red menu is final_rect .

See gtk_menu_popup_at_rect(), gtk_menu_popup_at_widget(), gtk_menu_popup_at_pointer(), “anchor-hints”, “rect-anchor-dx”, “rect-anchor-dy”, and “menu-type-hint”.

Parameters

menu

the GtkMenu that popped up

 

flipped_rect

the position of menu after any possible flipping or NULL if the backend can't obtain it.

[nullable]

final_rect

the final position of menu or NULL if the backend can't obtain it.

[nullable]

flipped_x

TRUE if the anchors were flipped horizontally

 

flipped_y

TRUE if the anchors were flipped vertically

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Run First

Since: 3.22

Stability Level: Unstable