[Glade-users] How-to define my own class inheriting from gtk.Window and using glade file

Thanks for the fast answer.

Here is what I did:

1) I copied pythonplugin.py and pythonplugin.xml as shown in the example in
a directory XYZ
2) I defined an environment variable named GLADE_ENV_CATALOG_PATH = XYZ
(where my .py and my .xml are)
3) I started Glade (3.7.3) Where is my widget?

In the xml, I find this:

<glade-widget-group name="python" title="Python">
   <glade-widget-class-ref name="MyBox"/>

I guess I should have a group (or a tab) named "Python" with a widget named
"MyBox" but I don't. What did I do incorrectly?


2011/4/5 Tristan Van Berkom <tvb at gnome.org>

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Dominique Beauchamp
<lgd.beauchamp at gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all!
I'm using Glade with PyGTK (Python 2.6) and I'm quite happy about the
results. I succeed to define an application class like this:
class MyApp:

def __init__( self ):

Builder = gtk.Builder()
Builder.add_from_file( 'filename' )
Builder.connect_signals( self )
self.__MainWnd = Builder.get_object( 'MainWnd' )


But here is what I want to do: creating a class that derives from
and being the main window defined within Glade.
class MyWnd( gtk.Window ):

def __init__( self, ??? ):


Here I want that the object returned by Builder.get_object( 'MainWnd' )
the object created by the actual class MyWnd because this class is in
fact a
Is my explaination clear?
Maybe it is not possible this way and I have to create manually my own
gtk.Window then grab the VBox/HBox/Table with Builder.get_object() and
it to my window. But it is not that cute.
Any idea will be welcome and thanks in advance!

Yes, you can define classes in python and use them in Glade and GtkBuilder.

For PyGTK & GTK+2 you must use Glade 3.6 or 3.8, if you migrate to
PyObject & GTK+3
then you must use Glade 3.10.

There is an example of how to setup Glade so that your custom python
show up in Glade's palette, in Glade's API reference here:

Basically you just have to define a short xml catalog and have it in
when firing up Glade, and have a copy of the python source in the same


*Dominique Beauchamp*
lgd.beauchamp at gmail.com
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