simple widget to draw on ?


I have come across this several times in the past and I am wonderding if
GTK+ is missing a simple widget that does nothing else providing a space
to draw on in an expose-event callback. Look for example at bug #519317:

The Print dialog wants to draw an image using Cairo. It does this
currently using a GtkDrawingArea. This has the disadvantage that
GtkDrawingArea has its own output window. So the patch I attached to
this bug-report changes the code to use a GtkEventBox. Somewhat better
as the drawing will now be done on the background window. A GtkEventBox
does however have an input window which is completely unnecessary here.

Shouldn't GTK+ provide a really simple output widget for this use case?
I would just instantiate a GtkWidget, but GtkWidget is abstract. Am I
missing something obvious?


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