[Glade-users] Dynamically adding menu items to menu bar

On Feb 19, 2009, at 7:29 PM, John Coppens wrote:

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 16:27:15 -0500
Jonathan Lane <lanej at horizon.com> wrote:

I have a blank menu item in the menu bar named "commands_menuitem"  
I want to add a submenu to it with menu items from a configuration
file.  But whenever I ask gtk builder for the menu item, it returns a

Hi Jonathan,

I couldn't find any way to make it work with Actions. That is, I  
to add a GtkAction to the Action group and all, but then I came to the
conclusion that there wasn't an easy way to add it to the menu,  
which is
separate in the glade file.

Can you think of any reason why this wouldn't work?

GtkWidget *cmds_menu;
GtkAction *action;
GtkWidget *w;

cmds_menu = gtk_menu_new();
action = GTK_ACTION(gtk_builder_get_object(builder,  
w = gtk_action_create_menu_item(action);
gtk_menu_item_set_submenu(GTK_MENU_ITEM(w), cmds_menu);

/* Applications from cfg file
for (i = 0; i < g_list_length(app_cfg->procs); i++) {
    struct app_proc *proc = g_list_nth_data(app_cfg->procs, i);
    assert(proc != NULL);

    action = gtk_action_new(proc->name, proc->desc, NULL, NULL);
    w = gtk_action_create_menu_item(action);
    gtk_menu_shell_insert(GTK_MENU_SHELL(cmds_menu), w, -1);

I did find an example where the menu is directly built in XML inside  
source file, then read in.

Do you have a link for that?  I'd really appreciate it.

Tristan observed that using the 3.5.7 version of Glade (probably any
3.5.x), Glade can export the GtkBuilder files directly and supports
the 'normal' 'oldie' GtkMenuItems and GtkMenus - no Actions. Then,  
items was quite a bit easier!

If you can, change to the newer version.

The problem is that I am set to release tomorrow.  I have to finish  
this tonight, and I noticed other issues (namely with toolbars) going  
from 3.4.5 (debian/unstable) to 3.5.2 (debian/experimental).  And I'm  
already quite tired :)


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