GtkToggleButton

Name

GtkToggleButton -- create buttons which retain their state.

Synopsis


#include <gtk/gtk.h>


struct      GtkToggleButton;
GtkWidget*  gtk_toggle_button_new           (void);
GtkWidget*  gtk_toggle_button_new_with_label
                                            (const gchar *label);
void        gtk_toggle_button_set_mode      (GtkToggleButton *toggle_button,
                                             gboolean draw_indicator);
#define     gtk_toggle_button_set_state
void        gtk_toggle_button_toggled       (GtkToggleButton *toggle_button);
gboolean    gtk_toggle_button_get_active    (GtkToggleButton *toggle_button);
void        gtk_toggle_button_set_active    (GtkToggleButton *toggle_button,
                                             gboolean is_active);

Object Hierarchy


  GtkObject
   +----GtkWidget
         +----GtkContainer
               +----GtkBin
                     +----GtkButton
                           +----GtkToggleButton

Args


  "active"               gboolean             : Read / Write
  "draw-indicator"       gboolean             : Read / Write

Signal Prototypes


"toggled"   void        user_function      (GtkToggleButton *togglebutton,
                                            gpointer user_data);

Description

A GtkToggleButton is a GtkButton which will remain 'pressed-in' when clicked. Clicking again will cause the toggle button to return to it's normal state.

A toggle button is created by calling either gtk_toggle_button_new() or gtk_toggle_button_new_with_label(). If using the former, it is advisable to pack a widget, (such as a GtkLabel and/or a GtkPixmap), into the toggle button's container. (See GtkButton for more information).

The state of a GtkToggleButton can be set specifically using gtk_toggle_button_set_active(), and retrieved using gtk_toggle_button_get_active().

To simply switch the state of a toggle button, use gtk_toggle_button_toggled.

Example 1. Creating two GtkToggleButton widgets.


void make_toggles(void) {
   GtkWidget *dialog, *toggle1, *toggle2;

   dialog = gtk_dialog_new();
   toggle1 = gtk_toggle_button_new_with_label("Hi, i'm a toggle button.");

   /* Makes this toggle button invisible */
   gtk_toggle_button_set_mode (GTK_TOGGLE_BUTTON (toggle1), TRUE);
   
   gtk_signal_connect (GTK_OBJECT (toggle1), "toggled",
                       GTK_SIGNAL_FUNC (output_state), NULL);
   gtk_box_pack_start (GTK_BOX (GTK_DIALOG(dialog)->action_area),
                       toggle1, FALSE, FALSE, 2);

   toggle2 = gtk_toggle_button_new_with_label("Hi, i'm another toggle button.");
   gtk_toggle_button_set_mode (GTK_TOGGLE_BUTTON (toggle2), FALSE);
   gtk_signal_connect (GTK_OBJECT (toggle2), "toggled",
                       GTK_SIGNAL_FUNC (output_state), NULL);
   gtk_box_pack_start (GTK_BOX (GTK_DIALOG(dialog)->action_area),
                       toggle2, FALSE, FALSE, 2);

   gtk_widget_show_all (dialog);
}

Details

struct GtkToggleButton

struct GtkToggleButton;

The GtkToggleButton struct contains private data only, and should be manipulated using the functions below.


gtk_toggle_button_new ()

GtkWidget*  gtk_toggle_button_new           (void);

Creates a new toggle button. A widget should be packed into the button, as in gtk_button_new().

Returns :a new toggle button.


gtk_toggle_button_new_with_label ()

GtkWidget*  gtk_toggle_button_new_with_label
                                            (const gchar *label);

Creates a new toggle button with a text label.

label :a string containing the message to be placed in the toggle button.
Returns :a new toggle button.


gtk_toggle_button_set_mode ()

void        gtk_toggle_button_set_mode      (GtkToggleButton *toggle_button,
                                             gboolean draw_indicator);

Determines whether or not the toggle button is drawn on screen. The default mode is FALSE, which results in the button being displayed. To make the button invisible, set draw_indicator to TRUE.

toggle_button :a GtkToggleButton.
draw_indicator :TRUE or FALSE.


gtk_toggle_button_set_state

#define	gtk_toggle_button_set_state		gtk_toggle_button_set_active

This is a deprecated macro, and is only maintained for compatability reasons.


gtk_toggle_button_toggled ()

void        gtk_toggle_button_toggled       (GtkToggleButton *toggle_button);

Changes the state of the toggle button.

toggle_button :a GtkToggleButton.


gtk_toggle_button_get_active ()

gboolean    gtk_toggle_button_get_active    (GtkToggleButton *toggle_button);

Queries a GtkToggleButton and returns it's current state. Returns TRUE if the toggle button is pressed in and FALSE if it is raised.

toggle_button :a GtkToggleButton.
Returns :a gboolean value.


gtk_toggle_button_set_active ()

void        gtk_toggle_button_set_active    (GtkToggleButton *toggle_button,
                                             gboolean is_active);

Sets the status of the toggle button. Set to TRUE if you want the GtkToggleButton to be 'pressed in', and FALSE to raise it. This action causes the toggled signal to be emitted.

toggle_button :a GtkToggleButton.
is_active :TRUE or FALSE.

Args

"active" (gboolean : Read / Write)

Sets whether the toggle button should be pressed in or not.

"draw-indicator" (gboolean : Read / Write)

Signals

The "toggled" signal

void        user_function                  (GtkToggleButton *togglebutton,
                                            gpointer user_data);

Should be connected if you wish to perform an action whenever the GtkToggleButton's state is changed.

togglebutton :the object which received the signal.
user_data :user data set when the signal handler was connected.

See Also

GtkButton

a more general button.

GtkCheckButton

another way of presenting a toggle option.

GtkCheckMenuItem

a GtkToggleButton as a menu item.