class Gtk::SizeGroup


Gtk::SizeGroup groups widgets together so they all request the same size.

This is typically useful when you want a column of widgets to have the same size, but you can’t use a Gtk::Grid.

In detail, the size requested for each widget in a Gtk::SizeGroup is the maximum of the sizes that would have been requested for each widget in the size group if they were not in the size group. The mode of the size group (see Gtk::SizeGroup#mode=) determines whether this applies to the horizontal size, the vertical size, or both sizes.

Note that size groups only affect the amount of space requested, not the size that the widgets finally receive. If you want the widgets in a Gtk::SizeGroup to actually be the same size, you need to pack them in such a way that they get the size they request and not more.

Gtk::SizeGroup objects are referenced by each widget in the size group, so once you have added all widgets to a Gtk::SizeGroup, you can drop the initial reference to the size group with g_object_unref(). If the widgets in the size group are subsequently destroyed, then they will be removed from the size group and drop their references on the size group; when all widgets have been removed, the size group will be freed.

Widgets can be part of multiple size groups; GTK will compute the horizontal size of a widget from the horizontal requisition of all widgets that can be reached from the widget by a chain of size groups of type %GTK_SIZE_GROUP_HORIZONTAL or %GTK_SIZE_GROUP_BOTH, and the vertical size from the vertical requisition of all widgets that can be reached from the widget by a chain of size groups of type %GTK_SIZE_GROUP_VERTICAL or %GTK_SIZE_GROUP_BOTH.

Note that only non-contextual sizes of every widget are ever consulted by size groups (since size groups have no knowledge of what size a widget will be allocated in one dimension, it cannot derive how much height a widget will receive for a given width). When grouping widgets that trade height for width in mode %GTK_SIZE_GROUP_VERTICAL or %GTK_SIZE_GROUP_BOTH: the height for the minimum width will be the requested height for all widgets in the group. The same is of course true when horizontally grouping width for height widgets.

Widgets that trade height-for-width should set a reasonably large minimum width by way of [property@Gtk.Label:width-chars] for instance. Widgets with static sizes as well as widgets that grow (such as ellipsizing text) need no such considerations.

Gtk::SizeGroup as Gtk::Buildable

Size groups can be specified in a UI definition by placing an element with class="Gtk::SizeGroup" somewhere in the UI definition. The widgets that belong to the size group are specified by a element that may contain multiple elements, one for each member of the size group. The ”name” attribute gives the id of the widget.

An example of a UI definition fragment with Gtk::SizeGroup:

WARNING ⚠️ The following code is in xml ⚠️

<object class="Gtk::SizeGroup">
  <property name="mode">horizontal</property>
    <widget name="radio1"/>
    <widget name="radio2"/>

Included Modules

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Class Method Summary

Instance Method Summary

Instance methods inherited from module Gtk::Buildable

buildable_id : String? buildable_id, to_unsafe to_unsafe

Class methods inherited from module Gtk::Buildable

g_type : UInt64 g_type

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 : UInt32 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(pointer : Pointer(Void), transfer : GICrystal::Transfer)
, 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 : Gtk::SizeGroupMode) : self #

Create a new Gtk::SizeGroup.

def #

Initialize a new SizeGroup.

def*, mode : Gtk::SizeGroupMode? = nil) #

Class Method Detail

def self.g_type : UInt64 #

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

Instance Method Detail

def add_widget(widget : Gtk::Widget) : Nil #

Adds a widget to a Gtk::SizeGroup.

In the future, the requisition of the widget will be determined as the maximum of its requisition and the requisition of the other widgets in the size group. Whether this applies horizontally, vertically, or in both directions depends on the mode of the size group. See Gtk::SizeGroup#mode=.

When the widget is destroyed or no longer referenced elsewhere, it will be removed from the size group.

def mode : Gtk::SizeGroupMode #

Gets the current mode of the size group.

def mode=(mode : Gtk::SizeGroupMode) : Nil #

Sets the Gtk::SizeGroupMode of the size group.

The mode of the size group determines whether the widgets in the size group should all have the same horizontal requisition (%GTK_SIZE_GROUP_HORIZONTAL) all have the same vertical requisition (%GTK_SIZE_GROUP_VERTICAL), or should all have the same requisition in both directions (%GTK_SIZE_GROUP_BOTH).

def remove_widget(widget : Gtk::Widget) : Nil #

Removes a widget from a Gtk::SizeGroup.

def widgets : GLib::SList #

Returns the list of widgets associated with @size_group.