class Gdk::DisplayManager


A singleton object that offers notification when displays appear or disappear.

You can use Gdk::DisplayManager#get to obtain the GdkDisplayManager singleton, but that should be rarely necessary. Typically, initializing GTK opens a display that you can work with without ever accessing the GdkDisplayManager.

The GDK library can be built with support for multiple backends. The GdkDisplayManager object determines which backend is used at runtime.

In the rare case that you need to influence which of the backends is being used, you can use Gdk#allowed_backends=. Note that you need to call this function before initializing GTK.

Backend-specific code

When writing backend-specific code that is supposed to work with multiple GDK backends, you have to consider both compile time and runtime. At compile time, use the GDK_WINDOWING_X11, GDK_WINDOWING_WIN32 macros, etc. to find out which backends are present in the GDK library you are building your application against. At runtime, use type-check macros like GDK_IS_X11_DISPLAY() to find out which backend is in use:

WARNING ⚠️ The following code is in c ⚠️

  if (GDK_IS_X11_DISPLAY (display))
      // make X11-specific calls here
  if (GDK_IS_MACOS_DISPLAY (display))
      // make Quartz-specific calls here
  g_error ("Unsupported GDK backend");

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Class Method Summary

Instance Method Summary

Instance methods inherited from class GObject::Object

bind_property(source_property : String, target : GObject::Object, target_property : String, flags : GObject::BindingFlags) : GObject::Binding bind_property, bind_property_full(source_property : String, target : GObject::Object, target_property : String, flags : GObject::BindingFlags, transform_to : GObject::Closure, transform_from : GObject::Closure) : GObject::Binding bind_property_full, data(key : String) : Pointer(Void)? data, finalize finalize, freeze_notify : Nil freeze_notify, getv(names : Enumerable(String), values : Enumerable(_)) : Nil getv, notify(property_name : String) : Nil notify, notify_by_pspec(pspec : GObject::ParamSpec) : Nil notify_by_pspec, notify_signal notify_signal, property(property_name : String, value : _) : Nil property, qdata(quark : UInt32) : Pointer(Void)? qdata, ref_count ref_count, run_dispose : Nil run_dispose, set_data(key : String, data : Pointer(Void)?) : Nil set_data, set_property(property_name : String, value : _) : Nil set_property, steal_data(key : String) : Pointer(Void)? steal_data, steal_qdata(quark : UInt32) : Pointer(Void)? steal_qdata, thaw_notify : Nil thaw_notify, to_unsafe : Pointer(Void) to_unsafe, watch_closure(closure : GObject::Closure) : Nil watch_closure

Constructor methods inherited from class GObject::Object

cast(obj : GObject::Object) : self cast, cast?(obj : GObject::Object) : self? cast?, new new, newv(object_type : UInt64, parameters : Enumerable(GObject::Parameter)) : self newv

Class methods inherited from class GObject::Object

compat_control(what : UInt64, data : Pointer(Void)?) : UInt64 compat_control, g_type : UInt64 g_type, interface_find_property(g_iface : GObject::TypeInterface, property_name : String) : GObject::ParamSpec interface_find_property, interface_list_properties(g_iface : GObject::TypeInterface) : Enumerable(GObject::ParamSpec) interface_list_properties

Constructor Detail

def #

Initialize a new DisplayManager.

def*, default_display : Gdk::Display? = nil) #

Class Method Detail

def self.g_type : UInt64 #

Returns the type id (GType) registered in GLib type system.

def self.get : Gdk::DisplayManager #

Gets the singleton GdkDisplayManager object.

When called for the first time, this function consults the GDK_BACKEND environment variable to find out which of the supported GDK backends to use (in case GDK has been compiled with multiple backends).

Applications can use #allowed_backends= to limit what backends wil be used.

Instance Method Detail

def default_display : Gdk::Display? #

Gets the default GdkDisplay.

def default_display=(display : Gdk::Display) : Nil #

Sets @display as the default display.

def default_display=(value : Gdk::Display?) : Gdk::Display? #

def display_opened_signal #

def list_displays : GLib::SList #

List all currently open displays.

def open_display(name : String) : Gdk::Display? #

Opens a display.