GtkTreeModelSort

GtkTreeModelSort — A GtkTreeModel which makes an underlying tree model sortable

Properties

GtkTreeModel * model Read / Write / Construct Only

Types and Values

Object Hierarchy

    GObject
    ╰── GtkTreeModelSort

Implemented Interfaces

GtkTreeModelSort implements GtkTreeModel, GtkTreeSortable and GtkTreeDragSource.

Includes

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

Description

The GtkTreeModelSort is a model which implements the GtkTreeSortable interface. It does not hold any data itself, but rather is created with a child model and proxies its data. It has identical column types to this child model, and the changes in the child are propagated. The primary purpose of this model is to provide a way to sort a different model without modifying it. Note that the sort function used by GtkTreeModelSort is not guaranteed to be stable.

The use of this is best demonstrated through an example. In the following sample code we create two GtkTreeView widgets each with a view of the same data. As the model is wrapped here by a GtkTreeModelSort, the two GtkTreeViews can each sort their view of the data without affecting the other. By contrast, if we simply put the same model in each widget, then sorting the first would sort the second.

Using a GtkTreeModelSort

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{
  GtkTreeView *tree_view1;
  GtkTreeView *tree_view2;
  GtkTreeModel *sort_model1;
  GtkTreeModel *sort_model2;
  GtkTreeModel *child_model;

  // get the child model
  child_model = get_my_model ();

  // Create the first tree
  sort_model1 = gtk_tree_model_sort_new_with_model (child_model);
  tree_view1 = gtk_tree_view_new_with_model (sort_model1);

  // Create the second tree
  sort_model2 = gtk_tree_model_sort_new_with_model (child_model);
  tree_view2 = gtk_tree_view_new_with_model (sort_model2);

  // Now we can sort the two models independently
  gtk_tree_sortable_set_sort_column_id (GTK_TREE_SORTABLE (sort_model1),
                                        COLUMN_1, GTK_SORT_ASCENDING);
  gtk_tree_sortable_set_sort_column_id (GTK_TREE_SORTABLE (sort_model2),
                                        COLUMN_1, GTK_SORT_DESCENDING);
}

To demonstrate how to access the underlying child model from the sort model, the next example will be a callback for the GtkTreeSelection “changed” signal. In this callback, we get a string from COLUMN_1 of the model. We then modify the string, find the same selected row on the child model, and change the row there.

Accessing the child model of in a selection changed callback

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void
selection_changed (GtkTreeSelection *selection, gpointer data)
{
  GtkTreeModel *sort_model = NULL;
  GtkTreeModel *child_model;
  GtkTreeIter sort_iter;
  GtkTreeIter child_iter;
  char *some_data = NULL;
  char *modified_data;

  // Get the current selected row and the model.
  if (! gtk_tree_selection_get_selected (selection,
                                         &sort_model,
                                         &sort_iter))
    return;

  // Look up the current value on the selected row and get
  // a new value to change it to.
  gtk_tree_model_get (GTK_TREE_MODEL (sort_model), &sort_iter,
                      COLUMN_1, &some_data,
                      -1);

  modified_data = change_the_data (some_data);
  g_free (some_data);

  // Get an iterator on the child model, instead of the sort model.
  gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_iter_to_child_iter (GTK_TREE_MODEL_SORT (sort_model),
                                                  &child_iter,
                                                  &sort_iter);

  // Get the child model and change the value of the row. In this
  // example, the child model is a GtkListStore. It could be any other
  // type of model, though.
  child_model = gtk_tree_model_sort_get_model (GTK_TREE_MODEL_SORT (sort_model));
  gtk_list_store_set (GTK_LIST_STORE (child_model), &child_iter,
                      COLUMN_1, &modified_data,
                      -1);
  g_free (modified_data);
}

Functions

gtk_tree_model_sort_new_with_model ()

GtkTreeModel *
gtk_tree_model_sort_new_with_model (GtkTreeModel *child_model);

Creates a new GtkTreeModel, with child_model as the child model.

Parameters

child_model

A GtkTreeModel

 

Returns

A new GtkTreeModel.

[transfer full]


gtk_tree_model_sort_get_model ()

GtkTreeModel *
gtk_tree_model_sort_get_model (GtkTreeModelSort *tree_model);

Returns the model the GtkTreeModelSort is sorting.

Parameters

tree_model

a GtkTreeModelSort

 

Returns

the "child model" being sorted.

[transfer none]


gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_child_path_to_path ()

GtkTreePath *
gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_child_path_to_path
                               (GtkTreeModelSort *tree_model_sort,
                                GtkTreePath *child_path);

Converts child_path to a path relative to tree_model_sort . That is, child_path points to a path in the child model. The returned path will point to the same row in the sorted model. If child_path isn’t a valid path on the child model, then NULL is returned.

Parameters

tree_model_sort

A GtkTreeModelSort

 

child_path

A GtkTreePath to convert

 

Returns

A newly allocated GtkTreePath, or NULL.

[nullable][transfer full]


gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_child_iter_to_iter ()

gboolean
gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_child_iter_to_iter
                               (GtkTreeModelSort *tree_model_sort,
                                GtkTreeIter *sort_iter,
                                GtkTreeIter *child_iter);

Sets sort_iter to point to the row in tree_model_sort that corresponds to the row pointed at by child_iter . If sort_iter was not set, FALSE is returned. Note: a boolean is only returned since 2.14.

Parameters

tree_model_sort

A GtkTreeModelSort

 

sort_iter

An uninitialized GtkTreeIter.

[out]

child_iter

A valid GtkTreeIter pointing to a row on the child model

 

Returns

TRUE, if sort_iter was set, i.e. if sort_iter is a valid iterator pointer to a visible row in the child model.


gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_path_to_child_path ()

GtkTreePath *
gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_path_to_child_path
                               (GtkTreeModelSort *tree_model_sort,
                                GtkTreePath *sorted_path);

Converts sorted_path to a path on the child model of tree_model_sort . That is, sorted_path points to a location in tree_model_sort . The returned path will point to the same location in the model not being sorted. If sorted_path does not point to a location in the child model, NULL is returned.

Parameters

tree_model_sort

A GtkTreeModelSort

 

sorted_path

A GtkTreePath to convert

 

Returns

A newly allocated GtkTreePath, or NULL.

[nullable][transfer full]


gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_iter_to_child_iter ()

void
gtk_tree_model_sort_convert_iter_to_child_iter
                               (GtkTreeModelSort *tree_model_sort,
                                GtkTreeIter *child_iter,
                                GtkTreeIter *sorted_iter);

Sets child_iter to point to the row pointed to by sorted_iter .

Parameters

tree_model_sort

A GtkTreeModelSort

 

child_iter

An uninitialized GtkTreeIter.

[out]

sorted_iter

A valid GtkTreeIter pointing to a row on tree_model_sort .

 

gtk_tree_model_sort_reset_default_sort_func ()

void
gtk_tree_model_sort_reset_default_sort_func
                               (GtkTreeModelSort *tree_model_sort);

This resets the default sort function to be in the “unsorted” state. That is, it is in the same order as the child model. It will re-sort the model to be in the same order as the child model only if the GtkTreeModelSort is in “unsorted” state.

Parameters

tree_model_sort

A GtkTreeModelSort

 

gtk_tree_model_sort_clear_cache ()

void
gtk_tree_model_sort_clear_cache (GtkTreeModelSort *tree_model_sort);

This function should almost never be called. It clears the tree_model_sort of any cached iterators that haven’t been reffed with gtk_tree_model_ref_node(). This might be useful if the child model being sorted is static (and doesn’t change often) and there has been a lot of unreffed access to nodes. As a side effect of this function, all unreffed iters will be invalid.

Parameters

tree_model_sort

A GtkTreeModelSort

 

gtk_tree_model_sort_iter_is_valid ()

gboolean
gtk_tree_model_sort_iter_is_valid (GtkTreeModelSort *tree_model_sort,
                                   GtkTreeIter *iter);

This function is slow. Only use it for debugging and/or testing purposes.

Checks if the given iter is a valid iter for this GtkTreeModelSort.

Parameters

tree_model_sort

A GtkTreeModelSort.

 

iter

A GtkTreeIter.

 

Returns

TRUE if the iter is valid, FALSE if the iter is invalid.

Since: 2.2

Types and Values

struct GtkTreeModelSort

struct GtkTreeModelSort;

Property Details

The “model” property

  “model”                    GtkTreeModel *

The model for the TreeModelSort to sort.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only