GtkFontSelection

GtkFontSelection — A widget for selecting fonts

Synopsis


#include <gtk/gtk.h>


                    GtkFontSelection;
GtkWidget*          gtk_font_selection_new              (void);
GdkFont*            gtk_font_selection_get_font         (GtkFontSelection *fontsel);
gchar*              gtk_font_selection_get_font_name    (GtkFontSelection *fontsel);
gboolean            gtk_font_selection_set_font_name    (GtkFontSelection *fontsel,
                                                         const gchar *fontname);
const gchar*        gtk_font_selection_get_preview_text (GtkFontSelection *fontsel);
void                gtk_font_selection_set_preview_text (GtkFontSelection *fontsel,
                                                         const gchar *text);


Object Hierarchy


  GObject
   +----GInitiallyUnowned
         +----GtkObject
               +----GtkWidget
                     +----GtkContainer
                           +----GtkBox
                                 +----GtkVBox
                                       +----GtkFontSelection

Implemented Interfaces

GtkFontSelection implements AtkImplementorIface and GtkBuildable.

Properties


  "font"                     GdkFont               : Read
  "font-name"                gchararray            : Read / Write
  "preview-text"             gchararray            : Read / Write

Description

The GtkFontSelection widget lists the available fonts, styles and sizes, allowing the user to select a font. It is used in the GtkFontSelectionDialog widget to provide a dialog box for selecting fonts.

To set the font which is initially selected, use gtk_font_selection_set_font_name().

To get the selected font use gtk_font_selection_get_font_name().

To change the text which is shown in the preview area, use gtk_font_selection_set_preview_text().

Details

GtkFontSelection

typedef struct _GtkFontSelection GtkFontSelection;

The GtkFontSelection struct contains private data only, and should only be accessed using the functions below.


gtk_font_selection_new ()

GtkWidget*          gtk_font_selection_new              (void);

Creates a new GtkFontSelection.

Returns :

a new GtkFontSelection.

gtk_font_selection_get_font ()

GdkFont*            gtk_font_selection_get_font         (GtkFontSelection *fontsel);

Warning

gtk_font_selection_get_font is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Gets the currently-selected font.

fontsel :

a GtkFontSelection.

Returns :

the currently-selected font, or NULL if no font is selected.

gtk_font_selection_get_font_name ()

gchar*              gtk_font_selection_get_font_name    (GtkFontSelection *fontsel);

Gets the currently-selected font name. Note that this can be a different string than what you set with gtk_font_selection_set_font_name(), as the font selection widget may normalize font names and thus return a string with a different structure. For example, "Helvetica Italic Bold 12" could be normalized to "Helvetica Bold Italic 12". Use pango_font_description_equal() if you want to compare two font descriptions.

fontsel :

a GtkFontSelection

Returns :

A string with the name of the current font, or NULL if no font is selected. You must free this string with g_free().

gtk_font_selection_set_font_name ()

gboolean            gtk_font_selection_set_font_name    (GtkFontSelection *fontsel,
                                                         const gchar *fontname);

Sets the currently-selected font. Note that the fontsel needs to know the screen in which it will appear for this to work; this can be guaranteed by simply making sure that the fontsel is inserted in a toplevel window before you call this function.

fontsel :

a GtkFontSelection

fontname :

a font name like "Helvetica 12" or "Times Bold 18"

Returns :

TRUE if the font could be set successfully; FALSE if no such font exists or if the fontsel doesn't belong to a particular screen yet.

gtk_font_selection_get_preview_text ()

const gchar*        gtk_font_selection_get_preview_text (GtkFontSelection *fontsel);

Gets the text displayed in the preview area.

fontsel :

a GtkFontSelection.

Returns :

the text displayed in the preview area. This string is owned by the widget and should not be modified or freed.

gtk_font_selection_set_preview_text ()

void                gtk_font_selection_set_preview_text (GtkFontSelection *fontsel,
                                                         const gchar *text);

Sets the text displayed in the preview area.

fontsel :

a GtkFontSelection.

text :

the text to display in the preview area.

Property Details

The "font" property

  "font"                     GdkFont               : Read

The GdkFont that is currently selected.


The "font-name" property

  "font-name"                gchararray            : Read / Write

The X string that represents this font.

Default value: NULL


The "preview-text" property

  "preview-text"             gchararray            : Read / Write

The text to display in order to demonstrate the selected font.

Default value: "abcdefghijk ABCDEFGHIJK"

See Also

GtkFontSelectionDialog

a dialog box which uses GtkFontSelection.