Recently Used Documents

gtkmm provides an easy way to manage recently used documents. The classes involved in implementing this functionality are RecentManager, RecentChooserDialog, RecentChooserMenu, RecentChooserWidget, and RecentFilter.

Each item in the list of recently used files is identified by its URI, and can have associated metadata. The metadata can be used to specify how the file should be displayed, a description of the file, its mime type, which application registered it, whether it's private to the registering application, and several other things.