gtkmm: Gtk::FileChooser Class Reference

Gtk::FileChooser is an interface that can be implemented by file selection widgets. More...

#include <gtkmm/filechooser.h>

Inheritance diagram for Gtk::FileChooser:

Public Member Functions

 FileChooser (FileChooser&& src) noexcept
 
FileChooseroperator= (FileChooser&& src) noexcept
 
 ~FileChooser () noexceptoverride
 
GtkFileChooser* gobj ()
 Provides access to the underlying C GObject. More...

 
const GtkFileChooser* gobj () const
 Provides access to the underlying C GObject. More...

 
void set_action (FileChooserAction action)
 Sets the type of operation that the chooser is performing; the user interface is adapted to suit the selected action. More...

 
FileChooserAction get_action () const
 Gets the type of operation that the file chooser is performing; see set_action(). More...

 
void set_local_only (bool local_only=true)
 Sets whether only local files can be selected in the file selector. More...

 
bool get_local_only () const
 Gets whether only local files can be selected in the file selector. More...

 
void set_select_multiple (bool select_multiple=true)
 Sets whether multiple files can be selected in the file selector. More...

 
bool get_select_multiple () const
 Gets whether multiple files can be selected in the file selector. More...

 
void set_show_hidden (bool show_hidden=true)
 Sets whether hidden files and folders are displayed in the file selector. More...

 
bool get_show_hidden () const
 Gets whether hidden files and folders are displayed in the file selector. More...

 
void set_do_overwrite_confirmation (bool do_overwrite_confirmation=true)
 Sets whether a file chooser in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode will present a confirmation dialog if the user types a file name that already exists. More...

 
bool get_do_overwrite_confirmation () const
 Queries whether a file chooser is set to confirm for overwriting when the user types a file name that already exists. More...

 
void set_create_folders (bool create_folders=true)
 Sets whether file choser will offer to create new folders. More...

 
bool get_create_folders () const
 Gets whether file choser will offer to create new folders. More...

 
void set_current_name (const Glib::ustring& name)
 Sets the current name in the file selector, as if entered by the user. More...

 
Glib::ustring get_current_name () const
 Gets the current name in the file selector, as entered by the user in the text entry for “Name”. More...

 
std::string get_filename () const
 Gets the filename for the currently selected file in the file selector. More...

 
bool set_filename (const std::string& filename)
 Sets filename as the current filename for the file chooser, by changing to the file’s parent folder and actually selecting the file in list; all other files will be unselected. More...

 
bool select_filename (const std::string& filename)
 Selects a filename. More...

 
void unselect_filename (const std::string& filename)
 Unselects a currently selected filename. More...

 
void select_all ()
 Selects all the files in the current folder of a file chooser. More...

 
void unselect_all ()
 Unselects all the files in the current folder of a file chooser. More...

 
std::vector< std::stringget_filenames () const
 Lists all the selected files and subfolders in the current folder of chooser. More...

 
bool set_current_folder (const std::string& filename)
 Sets the current folder for chooser from a local filename. More...

 
std::string get_current_folder () const
 Gets the current folder of chooser as a local filename. More...

 
Glib::ustring get_uri () const
 Gets the URI for the currently selected file in the file selector. More...

 
bool set_uri (const Glib::ustring& uri)
 Sets the file referred to by uri as the current file for the file chooser, by changing to the URI’s parent folder and actually selecting the URI in the list. More...

 
bool select_uri (const Glib::ustring& uri)
 Selects the file to by uri. More...

 
void unselect_uri (const Glib::ustring& uri)
 Unselects the file referred to by uri. More...

 
std::vector< Glib::ustringget_uris () const
 Lists all the selected files and subfolders in the current folder of chooser. More...

 
bool set_current_folder_uri (const Glib::ustring& uri)
 Sets the current folder for chooser from an URI. More...

 
Glib::ustring get_current_folder_uri () const
 Gets the current folder of chooser as an URI. More...

 
bool set_file (const Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::File >& file)
 Sets file as the current filename for the file chooser, by changing to the file’s parent folder and actually selecting the file in list. More...

 
bool select_file (const Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::File >& file)
 Selects the file referred to by file. More...

 
void unselect_file (const Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::File >& file)
 Unselects the file referred to by file. More...

 
std::vector< Glib::RefPtr< Gio::File > > get_files ()
 Lists all the selected files and subfolders in the current folder of chooser as File. More...

 
bool set_current_folder_file (const Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::File >& file)
 Sets the current folder for chooser from a File. More...

 
Glib::RefPtr< Gio::Fileget_current_folder_file ()
 Gets the current folder of chooser as File. More...

 
Glib::RefPtr< Gio::Fileget_file ()
 Gets the File for the currently selected file in the file selector. More...

 
Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::Fileget_file () const
 Gets the File for the currently selected file in the file selector. More...

 
void set_preview_widget (Gtk::Widget& preview_widget)
 Sets an application-supplied widget to use to display a custom preview of the currently selected file. More...

 
Gtk::Widgetget_preview_widget ()
 Gets the current preview widget; see set_preview_widget(). More...

 
const Gtk::Widgetget_preview_widget () const
 Gets the current preview widget; see set_preview_widget(). More...

 
void set_preview_widget_active (bool active=true)
 Sets whether the preview widget set by set_preview_widget() should be shown for the current filename. More...

 
bool get_preview_widget_active () const
 Gets whether the preview widget set by set_preview_widget() should be shown for the current filename. More...

 
void set_use_preview_label (bool use_label=true)
 Sets whether the file chooser should display a stock label with the name of the file that is being previewed; the default is true. More...

 
bool get_use_preview_label () const
 Gets whether a stock label should be drawn with the name of the previewed file. More...

 
std::string get_preview_filename () const
 Gets the filename that should be previewed in a custom preview widget. More...

 
Glib::ustring get_preview_uri () const
 Gets the URI that should be previewed in a custom preview widget. More...

 
Glib::RefPtr< Gio::Fileget_preview_file ()
 Gets the File that should be previewed in a custom preview Internal function, see get_preview_uri(). More...

 
Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::Fileget_preview_file () const
 Gets the File that should be previewed in a custom preview Internal function, see get_preview_uri(). More...

 
void set_extra_widget (Gtk::Widget& extra_widget)
 Sets an application-supplied widget to provide extra options to the user. More...

 
Gtk::Widgetget_extra_widget ()
 Gets the current preview widget; see set_extra_widget(). More...

 
const Gtk::Widgetget_extra_widget () const
 Gets the current preview widget; see set_extra_widget(). More...

 
void add_filter (const Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter >& filter)
 Adds filter to the list of filters that the user can select between. More...

 
void remove_filter (const Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter >& filter)
 Removes filter from the list of filters that the user can select between. More...

 
std::vector< Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter > > list_filters ()
 Lists the current set of user-selectable filters; see add_filter(), remove_filter(). More...

 
std::vector< Glib::RefPtr< const FileFilter > > list_filters () const
 Lists the current set of user-selectable filters; see add_filter(), remove_filter(). More...

 
void set_filter (const Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter >& filter)
 Sets the current filter; only the files that pass the filter will be displayed. More...

 
Glib::RefPtr< FileFilterget_filter ()
 Gets the current filter; see set_filter(). More...

 
Glib::RefPtr< const FileFilterget_filter () const
 Gets the current filter; see set_filter(). More...

 
bool add_shortcut_folder (const std::string& folder)
 Adds a folder to be displayed with the shortcut folders in a file chooser. More...

 
bool remove_shortcut_folder (const std::string& folder)
 Removes a folder from a file chooser’s list of shortcut folders. More...

 
std::vector< std::stringlist_shortcut_folders () const
 Queries the list of shortcut folders in the file chooser, as set by add_shortcut_folder(). More...

 
bool add_shortcut_folder_uri (const Glib::ustring& uri)
 Adds a folder URI to be displayed with the shortcut folders in a file chooser. More...

 
bool remove_shortcut_folder_uri (const Glib::ustring& uri)
 Removes a folder URI from a file chooser’s list of shortcut folders. More...

 
std::vector< Glib::ustringlist_shortcut_folder_uris () const
 Queries the list of shortcut folders in the file chooser, as set by add_shortcut_folder_uri(). More...

 
void add_choice (const Glib::ustring& id, const Glib::ustring& label, const std::vector< Glib::ustring >& options, const std::vector< Glib::ustring >& option_labels)
 Adds a 'choice' to the file chooser. More...

 
void add_choice (const Glib::ustring& id, const Glib::ustring& label)
 Adds a boolean 'choice' to the file chooser. More...

 
void remove_choice (const Glib::ustring& id)
 Removes a 'choice' that has been added with add_choice(). More...

 
void set_choice (const Glib::ustring& id, const Glib::ustring& option)
 Selects an option in a 'choice' that has been added with add_choice(). More...

 
Glib::ustring get_choice (const Glib::ustring& id) const
 Gets the currently selected option in the 'choice' with the given ID. More...

 
Glib::SignalProxy< void > signal_current_folder_changed ()
 
Glib::SignalProxy< void > signal_selection_changed ()
 
Glib::SignalProxy< void > signal_update_preview ()
 
Glib::SignalProxy< void > signal_file_activated ()
 
Glib::SignalProxy< FileChooserConfirmationsignal_confirm_overwrite ()
 
Glib::PropertyProxy< FileChooserActionproperty_action ()
 The type of operation that the file selector is performing. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< FileChooserActionproperty_action () const
 The type of operation that the file selector is performing. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter > > property_filter ()
 The current filter for selecting which files are displayed. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter > > property_filter () const
 The current filter for selecting which files are displayed. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > property_local_only ()
 Whether the selected file(s) should be limited to local file: URLs. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > property_local_only () const
 Whether the selected file(s) should be limited to local file: URLs. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< Widget* > property_preview_widget ()
 Application supplied widget for custom previews. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< Widget* > property_preview_widget () const
 Application supplied widget for custom previews. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > property_preview_widget_active ()
 Whether the application supplied widget for custom previews should be shown. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > property_preview_widget_active () const
 Whether the application supplied widget for custom previews should be shown. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > property_use_preview_label ()
 Whether to display a stock label with the name of the previewed file. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > property_use_preview_label () const
 Whether to display a stock label with the name of the previewed file. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< Widget* > property_extra_widget ()
 Application supplied widget for extra options. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< Widget* > property_extra_widget () const
 Application supplied widget for extra options. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > property_select_multiple ()
 Whether to allow multiple files to be selected. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > property_select_multiple () const
 Whether to allow multiple files to be selected. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > property_show_hidden ()
 Whether the hidden files and folders should be displayed. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > property_show_hidden () const
 Whether the hidden files and folders should be displayed. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > property_do_overwrite_confirmation ()
 Whether a file chooser in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode will present an overwrite confirmation dialog if the user selects a file name that already exists. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > property_do_overwrite_confirmation () const
 Whether a file chooser in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode will present an overwrite confirmation dialog if the user selects a file name that already exists. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > property_create_folders ()
 Whether a file chooser not in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN mode will offer the user to create new folders. More...

 
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > property_create_folders () const
 Whether a file chooser not in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN mode will offer the user to create new folders. More...

 
- Public Member Functions inherited from Glib::Interface
 Interface ()
 
 Interface (Interface &&src) noexcept
 
Interfaceoperator= (Interface &&src) noexcept
 
 Interface (const Glib::Interface_Class &interface_class)
 
 Interface (GObject *castitem)
 
 ~Interface () noexceptoverride
 
 Interface (const Interface &)=delete
 
Interfaceoperator= (const Interface &)=delete
 
GObject * gobj ()
 
const GObject * gobj () const
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from Glib::ObjectBase
 ObjectBase (const ObjectBase &)=delete
 
ObjectBaseoperator= (const ObjectBase &)=delete
 
void set_property_value (const Glib::ustring &property_name, const Glib::ValueBase &value)
 
void get_property_value (const Glib::ustring &property_name, Glib::ValueBase &value) const
 
void set_property (const Glib::ustring &property_name, const PropertyType &value)
 
void get_property (const Glib::ustring &property_name, PropertyType &value) const
 
void connect_property_changed (const Glib::ustring &property_name, const sigc::slot< void > &slot)
 
void connect_property_changed (const Glib::ustring &property_name, sigc::slot< void > &&slot)
 
sigc::connection connect_property_changed_with_return (const Glib::ustring &property_name, const sigc::slot< void > &slot)
 
sigc::connection connect_property_changed_with_return (const Glib::ustring &property_name, sigc::slot< void > &&slot)
 
void freeze_notify ()
 
void thaw_notify ()
 
virtual void reference () const
 
virtual void unreference () const
 
GObject * gobj ()
 
const GObject * gobj () const
 
GObject * gobj_copy () const
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from sigc::trackable
 trackable () noexcept
 
 trackable (const trackable &src) noexcept
 
 trackable (trackable &&src)
 
 ~trackable ()
 
void add_destroy_notify_callback (void *data, func_destroy_notify func) const
 
void notify_callbacks ()
 
trackableoperator= (const trackable &src)
 
trackableoperator= (trackable &&src)
 
void remove_destroy_notify_callback (void *data) const
 

Static Public Member Functions

static void add_interface (GType gtype_implementer)
 
static GType get_type ()
 Get the GType for this class, for use with the underlying GObject type system. More...

 

Protected Member Functions

 FileChooser ()
 You should derive from this class to use it. More...

 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from Glib::ObjectBase
 ObjectBase ()
 
 ObjectBase (const char *custom_type_name)
 
 ObjectBase (const std::type_info &custom_type_info)
 
 ObjectBase (ObjectBase &&src) noexcept
 
ObjectBaseoperator= (ObjectBase &&src) noexcept
 
virtual ~ObjectBase () noexcept=0
 
void initialize (GObject *castitem)
 
void initialize_move (GObject *castitem, Glib::ObjectBase *previous_wrapper)
 

Related Functions

(Note that these are not member functions.)

Glib::RefPtr< Gtk::FileChooserwrap (GtkFileChooser* object, bool take_copy=false)
 A Glib::wrap() method for this object. More...

 

Additional Inherited Members

- Public Types inherited from sigc::trackable
typedef internal::func_destroy_notify func_destroy_notify
 

Detailed Description

Gtk::FileChooser is an interface that can be implemented by file selection widgets.

In gtkmm, the main objects that implement this interface are FileChooserWidget and FileChooserDialog. You do not need to write an object that implements the FileChooser interface unless you are trying to adapt an existing file selector to expose a standard programming interface.

File Names and Encodings
When the user is finished selecting files in a FileChooser, your program can get the selected names either as filenames or as URIs. For URIs, the normal escaping rules are applied if the URI contains non-ASCII characters. However, filenames are always returned in the character set specified by the G_FILENAME_ENCODING environment variable. Please see the Glib documentation for more details about this variable.
Important
This means that while you can pass the result of FileChooser::get_filename() to open(2) or fopen(3), you may not be able to directly set it as the text of a Gtk::Label widget unless you convert it first to UTF-8, which all gtkmm widgets expect. You should use Glib::filename_to_utf8() to convert filenames into strings that can be passed to gtkmm widgets.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

Gtk::FileChooser::FileChooser ( )
protected

You should derive from this class to use it.

Gtk::FileChooser::FileChooser ( FileChooser&&  src)
noexcept
Gtk::FileChooser::~FileChooser ( )
overridenoexcept

Member Function Documentation

void Gtk::FileChooser::add_choice ( const Glib::ustring id,
const Glib::ustring label,
const std::vector< Glib::ustring > &  options,
const std::vector< Glib::ustring > &  option_labels 
)

Adds a 'choice' to the file chooser.

This is typically implemented as a combobox or, for boolean choices, as a checkbutton. You can select a value using set_choice() before the dialog is shown, and you can obtain the user-selected value in the signal_response() signal handler using get_choice().

Compare set_extra_widget().

Since gtkmm 3.22:
Parameters
idId for the added choice.
labelUser-visible label for the added choice.
optionsIds for the options of the choice, or nullptr for a boolean choice.
option_labelsUser-visible labels for the options, must be the same length as options.
void Gtk::FileChooser::add_choice ( const Glib::ustring id,
const Glib::ustring label 
)

Adds a boolean 'choice' to the file chooser.

This is typically implemented as a checkbutton. You can select a value using set_boolean_choice() before the dialog is shown, and you can obtain the user-selected value in the signal_response() signal handler using get_choice().

Compare set_extra_widget().

Since gtkmm 3.22:
Parameters
idId for the added choice.
labelUser-visible label for the added choice.
void Gtk::FileChooser::add_filter ( const Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter >&  filter)

Adds filter to the list of filters that the user can select between.

When a filter is selected, only files that are passed by that filter are displayed.

Note that the chooser takes ownership of the filter, so you have to ref and sink it if you want to keep a reference.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
filterA Gtk::FileFilter.
static void Gtk::FileChooser::add_interface ( GType  gtype_implementer)
static
bool Gtk::FileChooser::add_shortcut_folder ( const std::string folder)

Adds a folder to be displayed with the shortcut folders in a file chooser.

Note that shortcut folders do not get saved, as they are provided by the application. For example, you can use this to add a “/usr/share/mydrawprogram/Clipart” folder to the volume list.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
folderFilename of the folder to add.
Returns
true if the folder could be added successfully, false otherwise. In the latter case, the error will be set as appropriate.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::add_shortcut_folder_uri ( const Glib::ustring uri)

Adds a folder URI to be displayed with the shortcut folders in a file chooser.

Note that shortcut folders do not get saved, as they are provided by the application. For example, you can use this to add a “file:///usr/share/mydrawprogram/Clipart” folder to the volume list.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
uriURI of the folder to add.
Returns
true if the folder could be added successfully, false otherwise. In the latter case, the error will be set as appropriate.
FileChooserAction Gtk::FileChooser::get_action ( ) const

Gets the type of operation that the file chooser is performing; see set_action().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The action that the file selector is performing.
Glib::ustring Gtk::FileChooser::get_choice ( const Glib::ustring id) const

Gets the currently selected option in the 'choice' with the given ID.

Since gtkmm 3.22:
Parameters
idThe ID of the choice to get.
Returns
The ID of the currenly selected option.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::get_create_folders ( ) const

Gets whether file choser will offer to create new folders.

See set_create_folders().

Since gtkmm 2.18:
Returns
true if the Create Folder button should be displayed.
std::string Gtk::FileChooser::get_current_folder ( ) const

Gets the current folder of chooser as a local filename.

See set_current_folder().

Note that this is the folder that the file chooser is currently displaying (e.g. "/home/username/Documents"), which is not the same as the currently-selected folder if the chooser is in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SELECT_FOLDER mode (e.g. "/home/username/Documents/selected-folder/". To get the currently-selected folder in that mode, use get_uri() as the usual way to get the selection.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The full path of the current folder, possibly empty if the current path cannot be represented as a local filename. This function may also return an empty string if the file chooser was unable to load the last folder that was requested from it; for example, as would be for calling set_current_folder() on a nonexistent folder.
Glib::RefPtr<Gio::File> Gtk::FileChooser::get_current_folder_file ( )

Gets the current folder of chooser as File.

See get_current_folder_uri().

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Returns
The File for the current folder.
Glib::ustring Gtk::FileChooser::get_current_folder_uri ( ) const

Gets the current folder of chooser as an URI.

See set_current_folder_uri().

Note that this is the folder that the file chooser is currently displaying (e.g. "file:///home/username/Documents"), which is not the same as the currently-selected folder if the chooser is in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SELECT_FOLDER mode (e.g. "file:///home/username/Documents/selected-folder/". To get the currently-selected folder in that mode, use get_uri() as the usual way to get the selection.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The URI for the current folder.
Glib::ustring Gtk::FileChooser::get_current_name ( ) const

Gets the current name in the file selector, as entered by the user in the text entry for “Name”.

This is meant to be used in save dialogs, to get the currently typed filename when the file itself does not exist yet. For example, an application that adds a custom extra widget to the file chooser for “file format” may want to change the extension of the typed filename based on the chosen format, say, from “.jpg” to “.png”.

Since gtkmm 3.10:
Returns
The raw text from the file chooser’s “Name” entry. Note that this string is not a full pathname or URI; it is whatever the contents of the entry are. Note also that this string is in UTF-8 encoding, which is not necessarily the system’s encoding for filenames.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::get_do_overwrite_confirmation ( ) const

Queries whether a file chooser is set to confirm for overwriting when the user types a file name that already exists.

Since gtkmm 2.8:
Returns
true if the file chooser will present a confirmation dialog; false otherwise.
Gtk::Widget* Gtk::FileChooser::get_extra_widget ( )

Gets the current preview widget; see set_extra_widget().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The current extra widget, or nullptr.
const Gtk::Widget* Gtk::FileChooser::get_extra_widget ( ) const

Gets the current preview widget; see set_extra_widget().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The current extra widget, or nullptr.
Glib::RefPtr<Gio::File> Gtk::FileChooser::get_file ( )

Gets the File for the currently selected file in the file selector.

If multiple files are selected, one of the files will be returned at random.

If the file chooser is in folder mode, this function returns the selected folder.

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Returns
A selected File. You own the returned file; use Glib::object_unref() to release it.
Glib::RefPtr<const Gio::File> Gtk::FileChooser::get_file ( ) const

Gets the File for the currently selected file in the file selector.

If multiple files are selected, one of the files will be returned at random.

If the file chooser is in folder mode, this function returns the selected folder.

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Returns
A selected File. You own the returned file; use Glib::object_unref() to release it.
std::string Gtk::FileChooser::get_filename ( ) const

Gets the filename for the currently selected file in the file selector.

The filename is returned as an absolute path. If multiple files are selected, one of the filenames will be returned at random.

If the file chooser is in folder mode, this function returns the selected folder.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The currently selected filename, or an empty string if no file is selected, or the selected file can't be represented with a local filename.
std::vector<std::string> Gtk::FileChooser::get_filenames ( ) const

Lists all the selected files and subfolders in the current folder of chooser.

The returned names are full absolute paths. If files in the current folder cannot be represented as local filenames they will be ignored. (See get_uris())

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
A list containing the filenames of all selected files and subfolders in the current folder.
std::vector< Glib::RefPtr<Gio::File> > Gtk::FileChooser::get_files ( )

Lists all the selected files and subfolders in the current folder of chooser as File.

An internal function, see get_uris().

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Returns
A SList containing a File for each selected file and subfolder in the current folder.
Glib::RefPtr<FileFilter> Gtk::FileChooser::get_filter ( )

Gets the current filter; see set_filter().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The current filter, or nullptr.
Glib::RefPtr<const FileFilter> Gtk::FileChooser::get_filter ( ) const

Gets the current filter; see set_filter().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The current filter, or nullptr.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::get_local_only ( ) const

Gets whether only local files can be selected in the file selector.

See set_local_only()

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
true if only local files can be selected.
Glib::RefPtr<Gio::File> Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_file ( )

Gets the File that should be previewed in a custom preview Internal function, see get_preview_uri().

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Returns
The File for the file to preview, or nullptr if no file is selected. Free with Glib::object_unref().
Glib::RefPtr<const Gio::File> Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_file ( ) const

Gets the File that should be previewed in a custom preview Internal function, see get_preview_uri().

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Returns
The File for the file to preview, or nullptr if no file is selected. Free with Glib::object_unref().
std::string Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_filename ( ) const

Gets the filename that should be previewed in a custom preview widget.

See set_preview_widget().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The filename to preview, or an empty string if no file is selected, or if the selected file cannot be represented as a local filename.
Glib::ustring Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_uri ( ) const

Gets the URI that should be previewed in a custom preview widget.

See set_preview_widget().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The URI for the file to preview, or an empty string if no file is selected.
Gtk::Widget* Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_widget ( )

Gets the current preview widget; see set_preview_widget().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The current preview widget, or nullptr.
const Gtk::Widget* Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_widget ( ) const

Gets the current preview widget; see set_preview_widget().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The current preview widget, or nullptr.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_widget_active ( ) const

Gets whether the preview widget set by set_preview_widget() should be shown for the current filename.

See set_preview_widget_active().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
true if the preview widget is active for the current filename.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::get_select_multiple ( ) const

Gets whether multiple files can be selected in the file selector.

See set_select_multiple().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
true if multiple files can be selected.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::get_show_hidden ( ) const

Gets whether hidden files and folders are displayed in the file selector.

See set_show_hidden().

Since gtkmm 2.6:
Returns
true if hidden files and folders are displayed.
static GType Gtk::FileChooser::get_type ( )
static

Get the GType for this class, for use with the underlying GObject type system.

Glib::ustring Gtk::FileChooser::get_uri ( ) const

Gets the URI for the currently selected file in the file selector.

If multiple files are selected, one of the filenames will be returned at random.

If the file chooser is in folder mode, this function returns the selected folder.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
The currently selected URI, or an empty string if no file is selected.
std::vector<Glib::ustring> Gtk::FileChooser::get_uris ( ) const

Lists all the selected files and subfolders in the current folder of chooser.

The returned names are full absolute URIs.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
A list containing the URIs of all selected files and subfolders in the current folder.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::get_use_preview_label ( ) const

Gets whether a stock label should be drawn with the name of the previewed file.

See set_use_preview_label().

Returns
true if the file chooser is set to display a label with the name of the previewed file, false otherwise.
GtkFileChooser* Gtk::FileChooser::gobj ( )
inline

Provides access to the underlying C GObject.

const GtkFileChooser* Gtk::FileChooser::gobj ( ) const
inline

Provides access to the underlying C GObject.

std::vector< Glib::RefPtr<FileFilter> > Gtk::FileChooser::list_filters ( )

Lists the current set of user-selectable filters; see add_filter(), remove_filter().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
A list containing the current set of user selectable filters.
std::vector< Glib::RefPtr<const FileFilter> > Gtk::FileChooser::list_filters ( ) const

Lists the current set of user-selectable filters; see add_filter(), remove_filter().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
A list containing the current set of user selectable filters.
std::vector<Glib::ustring> Gtk::FileChooser::list_shortcut_folder_uris ( ) const

Queries the list of shortcut folders in the file chooser, as set by add_shortcut_folder_uri().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
A list of folder URIs.
std::vector<std::string> Gtk::FileChooser::list_shortcut_folders ( ) const

Queries the list of shortcut folders in the file chooser, as set by add_shortcut_folder().

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Returns
A list of folder filenames, if there are any shortcut folders.
FileChooser& Gtk::FileChooser::operator= ( FileChooser&&  src)
noexcept
Glib::PropertyProxy< FileChooserAction > Gtk::FileChooser::property_action ( )

The type of operation that the file selector is performing.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< FileChooserAction > Gtk::FileChooser::property_action ( ) const

The type of operation that the file selector is performing.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_create_folders ( )

Whether a file chooser not in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN mode will offer the user to create new folders.

Since gtkmm 2.18:
Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_create_folders ( ) const

Whether a file chooser not in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN mode will offer the user to create new folders.

Since gtkmm 2.18:
Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_do_overwrite_confirmation ( )

Whether a file chooser in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode will present an overwrite confirmation dialog if the user selects a file name that already exists.

Since gtkmm 2.8:
Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_do_overwrite_confirmation ( ) const

Whether a file chooser in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode will present an overwrite confirmation dialog if the user selects a file name that already exists.

Since gtkmm 2.8:
Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< Widget* > Gtk::FileChooser::property_extra_widget ( )

Application supplied widget for extra options.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< Widget* > Gtk::FileChooser::property_extra_widget ( ) const

Application supplied widget for extra options.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< Glib::RefPtr<FileFilter> > Gtk::FileChooser::property_filter ( )

The current filter for selecting which files are displayed.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< Glib::RefPtr<FileFilter> > Gtk::FileChooser::property_filter ( ) const

The current filter for selecting which files are displayed.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_local_only ( )

Whether the selected file(s) should be limited to local file: URLs.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_local_only ( ) const

Whether the selected file(s) should be limited to local file: URLs.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< Widget* > Gtk::FileChooser::property_preview_widget ( )

Application supplied widget for custom previews.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< Widget* > Gtk::FileChooser::property_preview_widget ( ) const

Application supplied widget for custom previews.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_preview_widget_active ( )

Whether the application supplied widget for custom previews should be shown.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_preview_widget_active ( ) const

Whether the application supplied widget for custom previews should be shown.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_select_multiple ( )

Whether to allow multiple files to be selected.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_select_multiple ( ) const

Whether to allow multiple files to be selected.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_show_hidden ( )

Whether the hidden files and folders should be displayed.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_show_hidden ( ) const

Whether the hidden files and folders should be displayed.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_use_preview_label ( )

Whether to display a stock label with the name of the previewed file.

Returns
A PropertyProxy that allows you to get or set the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
Glib::PropertyProxy_ReadOnly< bool > Gtk::FileChooser::property_use_preview_label ( ) const

Whether to display a stock label with the name of the previewed file.

Returns
A PropertyProxy_ReadOnly that allows you to get the value of the property, or receive notification when the value of the property changes.
void Gtk::FileChooser::remove_choice ( const Glib::ustring id)

Removes a 'choice' that has been added with add_choice().

Since gtkmm 3.22:
Parameters
idThe ID of the choice to remove.
void Gtk::FileChooser::remove_filter ( const Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter >&  filter)

Removes filter from the list of filters that the user can select between.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
filterA Gtk::FileFilter.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::remove_shortcut_folder ( const std::string folder)

Removes a folder from a file chooser’s list of shortcut folders.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
folderFilename of the folder to remove.
Returns
true if the operation succeeds, false otherwise. In the latter case, the error will be set as appropriate.

See also: add_shortcut_folder().

bool Gtk::FileChooser::remove_shortcut_folder_uri ( const Glib::ustring uri)

Removes a folder URI from a file chooser’s list of shortcut folders.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
uriURI of the folder to remove.
Returns
true if the operation succeeds, false otherwise. In the latter case, the error will be set as appropriate.

See also: add_shortcut_folder_uri().

void Gtk::FileChooser::select_all ( )

Selects all the files in the current folder of a file chooser.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
bool Gtk::FileChooser::select_file ( const Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::File > &  file)

Selects the file referred to by file.

An internal function. See _gtk_file_chooser_select_uri().

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Parameters
fileThe file to select.
Returns
Not useful.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::select_filename ( const std::string filename)

Selects a filename.

If the file name isn’t in the current folder of chooser, then the current folder of chooser will be changed to the folder containing filename.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
filenameThe filename to select.
Returns
Not useful.

See also: set_filename().

bool Gtk::FileChooser::select_uri ( const Glib::ustring uri)

Selects the file to by uri.

If the URI doesn’t refer to a file in the current folder of chooser, then the current folder of chooser will be changed to the folder containing filename.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
uriThe URI to select.
Returns
Not useful.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_action ( FileChooserAction  action)

Sets the type of operation that the chooser is performing; the user interface is adapted to suit the selected action.

For example, an option to create a new folder might be shown if the action is Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE but not if the action is Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
actionThe action that the file selector is performing.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_choice ( const Glib::ustring id,
const Glib::ustring option 
)

Selects an option in a 'choice' that has been added with add_choice().

For a boolean choice, the possible options are "true" and "false".

Since gtkmm 3.22:
Parameters
idThe ID of the choice to set.
optionThe ID of the option to select.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_create_folders ( bool  create_folders = true)

Sets whether file choser will offer to create new folders.

This is only relevant if the action is not set to be Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN.

Since gtkmm 2.18:
Parameters
create_folderstrue if the Create Folder button should be displayed.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::set_current_folder ( const std::string filename)

Sets the current folder for chooser from a local filename.

The user will be shown the full contents of the current folder, plus user interface elements for navigating to other folders.

In general, you should not use this function. See the [section on setting up a file chooser dialog][gtkfilechooserdialog-setting-up] for the rationale behind this.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
filenameThe full path of the new current folder.
Returns
Not useful.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::set_current_folder_file ( const Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::File > &  file)

Sets the current folder for chooser from a File.

Internal function, see set_current_folder_uri().

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Parameters
fileThe File for the new folder.
Returns
true if the folder could be changed successfully, false otherwise.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::set_current_folder_uri ( const Glib::ustring uri)

Sets the current folder for chooser from an URI.

The user will be shown the full contents of the current folder, plus user interface elements for navigating to other folders.

In general, you should not use this function. See the [section on setting up a file chooser dialog][gtkfilechooserdialog-setting-up] for the rationale behind this.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
uriThe URI for the new current folder.
Returns
true if the folder could be changed successfully, false otherwise.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_current_name ( const Glib::ustring name)

Sets the current name in the file selector, as if entered by the user.

Note that the name passed in here is a UTF-8 string rather than a filename. This function is meant for such uses as a suggested name in a “Save As...” dialog. You can pass “Untitled.doc” or a similarly suitable suggestion for the name.

If you want to preselect a particular existing file, you should use set_filename() or set_uri() instead. Please see the documentation for those functions for an example of using set_current_name() as well.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
nameThe filename to use, as a UTF-8 string.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_do_overwrite_confirmation ( bool  do_overwrite_confirmation = true)

Sets whether a file chooser in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode will present a confirmation dialog if the user types a file name that already exists.

This is false by default.

If set to true, the chooser will emit the Gtk::FileChooser::signal_confirm_overwrite() signal when appropriate.

If all you need is the stock confirmation dialog, set this property to true. You can override the way confirmation is done by actually handling the Gtk::FileChooser::signal_confirm_overwrite() signal; please refer to its documentation for the details.

Since gtkmm 2.8:
Parameters
do_overwrite_confirmationWhether to confirm overwriting in save mode.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_extra_widget ( Gtk::Widget extra_widget)

Sets an application-supplied widget to provide extra options to the user.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
extra_widgetWidget for extra options.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::set_file ( const Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::File > &  file)

Sets file as the current filename for the file chooser, by changing to the file’s parent folder and actually selecting the file in list.

If the chooser is in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode, the file’s base name will also appear in the dialog’s file name entry.

If the file name isn’t in the current folder of chooser, then the current folder of chooser will be changed to the folder containing filename. This is equivalent to a sequence of unselect_all() followed by select_filename().

Note that the file must exist, or nothing will be done except for the directory change.

If you are implementing a save dialog, you should use this function if you already have a file name to which the user may save; for example, when the user opens an existing file and then does Save As... If you don’t have a file name already — for example, if the user just created a new file and is saving it for the first time, do not call this function. Instead, use something similar to this:

[C example ellipted]

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Parameters
fileThe File to set as current.
Returns
Not useful.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::set_filename ( const std::string filename)

Sets filename as the current filename for the file chooser, by changing to the file’s parent folder and actually selecting the file in list; all other files will be unselected.

If the chooser is in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode, the file’s base name will also appear in the dialog’s file name entry.

Note that the file must exist, or nothing will be done except for the directory change.

You should use this function only when implementing a save dialog for which you already have a file name to which the user may save. For example, when the user opens an existing file and then does Save As... to save a copy or a modified version. If you don’t have a file name already — for example, if the user just created a new file and is saving it for the first time, do not call this function. Instead, use something similar to this:

[C example ellipted]

In the first case, the file chooser will present the user with useful suggestions as to where to save his new file. In the second case, the file’s existing location is already known, so the file chooser will use it.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
filenameThe filename to set as current.
Returns
Not useful.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_filter ( const Glib::RefPtr< FileFilter >&  filter)

Sets the current filter; only the files that pass the filter will be displayed.

If the user-selectable list of filters is non-empty, then the filter should be one of the filters in that list. Setting the current filter when the list of filters is empty is useful if you want to restrict the displayed set of files without letting the user change it.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
filterA Gtk::FileFilter.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_local_only ( bool  local_only = true)

Sets whether only local files can be selected in the file selector.

If local_only is true (the default), then the selected file or files are guaranteed to be accessible through the operating systems native file system and therefore the application only needs to worry about the filename functions in Gtk::FileChooser, like get_filename(), rather than the URI functions like get_uri(),

On some systems non-native files may still be available using the native filesystem via a userspace filesystem (FUSE).

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
local_onlytrue if only local files can be selected.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_preview_widget ( Gtk::Widget preview_widget)

Sets an application-supplied widget to use to display a custom preview of the currently selected file.

To implement a preview, after setting the preview widget, you connect to the Gtk::FileChooser::signal_update_preview() signal, and call get_preview_filename() or get_preview_uri() on each change. If you can display a preview of the new file, update your widget and set the preview active using set_preview_widget_active(). Otherwise, set the preview inactive.

When there is no application-supplied preview widget, or the application-supplied preview widget is not active, the file chooser will display no preview at all.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
preview_widgetWidget for displaying preview.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_preview_widget_active ( bool  active = true)

Sets whether the preview widget set by set_preview_widget() should be shown for the current filename.

When active is set to false, the file chooser may display an internally generated preview of the current file or it may display no preview at all. See set_preview_widget() for more details.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
activeWhether to display the user-specified preview widget.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_select_multiple ( bool  select_multiple = true)

Sets whether multiple files can be selected in the file selector.

This is only relevant if the action is set to be Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_OPEN or Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SELECT_FOLDER.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
select_multipletrue if multiple files can be selected.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_show_hidden ( bool  show_hidden = true)

Sets whether hidden files and folders are displayed in the file selector.

Since gtkmm 2.6:
Parameters
show_hiddentrue if hidden files and folders should be displayed.
bool Gtk::FileChooser::set_uri ( const Glib::ustring uri)

Sets the file referred to by uri as the current file for the file chooser, by changing to the URI’s parent folder and actually selecting the URI in the list.

If the chooser is Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode, the URI’s base name will also appear in the dialog’s file name entry.

Note that the URI must exist, or nothing will be done except for the directory change.

You should use this function only when implementing a save dialog for which you already have a file name to which the user may save. For example, when the user opens an existing file and then does Save As... to save a copy or a modified version. If you don’t have a file name already — for example, if the user just created a new file and is saving it for the first time, do not call this function. Instead, use something similar to this:

[C example ellipted]

In the first case, the file chooser will present the user with useful suggestions as to where to save his new file. In the second case, the file’s existing location is already known, so the file chooser will use it.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
uriThe URI to set as current.
Returns
Not useful.
void Gtk::FileChooser::set_use_preview_label ( bool  use_label = true)

Sets whether the file chooser should display a stock label with the name of the file that is being previewed; the default is true.

Applications that want to draw the whole preview area themselves should set this to false and display the name themselves in their preview widget.

See also: set_preview_widget()

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
use_labelWhether to display a stock label with the name of the previewed file.
Glib::SignalProxy< FileChooserConfirmation > Gtk::FileChooser::signal_confirm_overwrite ( )
Slot Prototype:
FileChooserConfirmation on_my_confirm_overwrite()

Flags: Run Last

This signal gets emitted whenever it is appropriate to present a confirmation dialog when the user has selected a file name that already exists. The signal only gets emitted when the file chooser is in Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_ACTION_SAVE mode.

Most applications just need to turn on the Gtk::FileChooser::property_do_overwrite_confirmation() property (or call the Gtk::FileChooser::set_do_overwrite_confirmation() function), and they will automatically get a stock confirmation dialog. Applications which need to customize this behavior should do that, and also connect to the Gtk::FileChooser::signal_confirm_overwrite() signal.

A signal handler for this signal must return a Gtk::FileChooserConfirmation value, which indicates the action to take. If the handler determines that the user wants to select a different filename, it should return Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_CONFIRMATION_SELECT_AGAIN. If it determines that the user is satisfied with his choice of file name, it should return Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_CONFIRMATION_ACCEPT_FILENAME. On the other hand, if it determines that the stock confirmation dialog should be used, it should return Gtk::FILE_CHOOSER_CONFIRMATION_CONFIRM. The following example illustrates this.

[C example ellipted]

Since gtkmm 2.8:
Returns
A Gtk::FileChooserConfirmation value that indicates which action to take after emitting the signal.
Glib::SignalProxy< void > Gtk::FileChooser::signal_current_folder_changed ( )
Slot Prototype:
void on_my_current_folder_changed()

Flags: Run Last

This signal is emitted when the current folder in a Gtk::FileChooser changes. This can happen due to the user performing some action that changes folders, such as selecting a bookmark or visiting a folder on the file list. It can also happen as a result of calling a function to explicitly change the current folder in a file chooser.

Normally you do not need to connect to this signal, unless you need to keep track of which folder a file chooser is showing.

See also: Gtk::FileChooser::set_current_folder(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_current_folder(), Gtk::FileChooser::set_current_folder_uri(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_current_folder_uri().

Glib::SignalProxy< void > Gtk::FileChooser::signal_file_activated ( )
Slot Prototype:
void on_my_file_activated()

Flags: Run Last

This signal is emitted when the user "activates" a file in the file chooser. This can happen by double-clicking on a file in the file list, or by pressing Enter.

Normally you do not need to connect to this signal. It is used internally by Gtk::FileChooserDialog to know when to activate the default button in the dialog.

See also: Gtk::FileChooser::get_filename(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_filenames(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_uri(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_uris().

Glib::SignalProxy< void > Gtk::FileChooser::signal_selection_changed ( )
Slot Prototype:
void on_my_selection_changed()

Flags: Run Last

This signal is emitted when there is a change in the set of selected files in a Gtk::FileChooser. This can happen when the user modifies the selection with the mouse or the keyboard, or when explicitly calling functions to change the selection.

Normally you do not need to connect to this signal, as it is easier to wait for the file chooser to finish running, and then to get the list of selected files using the functions mentioned below.

See also: Gtk::FileChooser::select_filename(), Gtk::FileChooser::unselect_filename(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_filename(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_filenames(), Gtk::FileChooser::select_uri(), Gtk::FileChooser::unselect_uri(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_uri(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_uris().

Glib::SignalProxy< void > Gtk::FileChooser::signal_update_preview ( )
Slot Prototype:
void on_my_update_preview()

Flags: Run Last

This signal is emitted when the preview in a file chooser should be regenerated. For example, this can happen when the currently selected file changes. You should use this signal if you want your file chooser to have a preview widget.

Once you have installed a preview widget with Gtk::FileChooser::set_preview_widget(), you should update it when this signal is emitted. You can use the functions Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_filename() or Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_uri() to get the name of the file to preview. Your widget may not be able to preview all kinds of files; your callback must call Gtk::FileChooser::set_preview_widget_active() to inform the file chooser about whether the preview was generated successfully or not.

Please see the example code in [Using a Preview Widget][gtkfilechooser-preview].

See also: Gtk::FileChooser::set_preview_widget(), Gtk::FileChooser::set_preview_widget_active(), Gtk::FileChooser::set_use_preview_label(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_filename(), Gtk::FileChooser::get_preview_uri().

void Gtk::FileChooser::unselect_all ( )

Unselects all the files in the current folder of a file chooser.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
void Gtk::FileChooser::unselect_file ( const Glib::RefPtr< const Gio::File > &  file)

Unselects the file referred to by file.

If the file is not in the current directory, does not exist, or is otherwise not currently selected, does nothing.

Since gtkmm 2.14:
Parameters
fileA File.
void Gtk::FileChooser::unselect_filename ( const std::string filename)

Unselects a currently selected filename.

If the filename is not in the current directory, does not exist, or is otherwise not currently selected, does nothing.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
filenameThe filename to unselect.
void Gtk::FileChooser::unselect_uri ( const Glib::ustring uri)

Unselects the file referred to by uri.

If the file is not in the current directory, does not exist, or is otherwise not currently selected, does nothing.

Since gtkmm 2.4:
Parameters
uriThe URI to unselect.

Friends And Related Function Documentation

Glib::RefPtr< Gtk::FileChooser > wrap ( GtkFileChooser *  object,
bool  take_copy = false 
)
related

A Glib::wrap() method for this object.

Parameters
objectThe C instance.
take_copyFalse if the result should take ownership of the C instance. True if it should take a new copy or ref.
Returns
A C++ instance that wraps this C instance.