[Glade-users] would like a stock button without the text (GtkButton), or a stock GtkToolButton that gets button-pressed-event

I have no idea, but maybe I would take a look into GtkSpinButton?s sources;
the up/down (well, plus and minus) buttons do exactly what you want to
achieve. Dig yourself into gtkspinbutton.c, it may hold the answer for you
On Jun 25, 2016 17:30, "Dan Hitt" <dan.hitt at gmail.com> wrote:

Oh for sure!

And if there's a better way to handle my use case i'm all ears.

What i would like to happen is that if i press the button, and hold it, it
starts repeating.

Ideally, it would repeat slowly at first, but as time wears on repeat
faster and faster.

If there were an attribute in the glade gui that said 'auto-repeat', i
would just check it and let the gtk machinery take care of the rest.

But afaict, i'm going to need to program it.

I have not done this yet, and it is of course a language-specific
question, but i imagine i'll fire some kind of timeout on the first press,
and clear it on the release, but until there's a release doing my action
each time it times out while shortening the next period.

So that's the plan, but if you have a way to skip the programming part and
do it all, or something similar, purely in glade, then i would be even more
grateful, and try it out.

Thanks for all your help!


On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 2:17 AM, Gergely Polonkai <gergely at polonkai.eu>


you?re welcome.

On a side note, could you elaborate on why you need the button-pressed
event instead of clicked? Just out of curiosity, as I rarely see valid use
cases for this signal (and because I prefer using GtkActions).

On Jun 25, 2016 04:59, "Dan Hitt" <dan.hitt at gmail.com> wrote:

Ah, thank you very much Gergely.

This is exactly what i need.

A little elaboration here as to what i'm doing: i want to isolate as
much of the gui development to glade as possible, because it will make the
app look more like other apps, and probably be better than anything i could

And i want to avoid text on buttons as much as possible for all the
usual reasons.

I thought GtkToolButton was ideal for what i wanted, but it has trouble
getting the button-press-event signal, while a button has no such problem.

Anyhow, i appreciate your help very much, and it lets me get on my way.


On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 8:24 AM, Gergely Polonkai <gergely at polonkai.eu>

Add a GtkButton, and inside a GtkImage. If you are using the Glade UI,
you have to check the ?Add custom content? checkbox in the button

Thanks Gergely for your suggestion.

But how would i do that entirely in glade, and using only stock images?

TIA for any info.


On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 1:04 AM, Gergely Polonkai <gergely at polonkai.eu>


how about you create a simple button, and add an image inside? Buttons
are containers, you can put anything inside (even a button, but that
doesn?t make much sense).


Gergely Polonkai
[image: https://]about.me/gergely.polonkai


2016-06-24 7:49 GMT+02:00 Dan Hitt <dan.hitt at gmail.com>:

I would like to have a widget, created in glade, that acts like a
button in that it gets button-press-event, and has a stock image, but
does not have any text label.

A GtkToolButton almost fits the bill, in that it has an image but no

However, if you put signal handlers on a GtkToolButton, you can see
when it is clicked, or gets a button-released-event, but the
button-pressed-events are unreliable.   In my setup, they only show up
for double clicks.

On the other hand a GtkButton certainly does get button-pressed-event
and button-released-event, but if it's a stock button, there does not
seem to be a way to tell it to just not show any text.

I would like to do this entirely in glade, without writing any code,
and using only standard images.

Is this possible?

I'm using xubuntu 16.04, and the glade which comes with it which is

Thanks in advance for any clues, and i can provide more details if i'm
leaving something out here.

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