Re: Shrinking and growing widgets in GTK+ 3.x

On Thu, 2010-12-02 at 00:56 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Heya,
> One of the features of Totem (and one implemented in a number of movie
> players) is to resize the video to match the actual video size (or a
> multiple of it). For example, a 320x480 video would see Totem resize its
> video canvas to 480x320, if the preference is enabled.
> The old GTK+ 2.x code did that by:
> - shrinking the toplevel to 1x1 (so all the widgets in the window get
> their minimum size set)
> - wait for the "size-request"
> - request our real size (480x320) in the size-request signal
> - and unset that size request in an idle (so that the window can be
> shrinked)
> It's pretty gruesome, but mostly works.
> For GTK+ 3.x, I wanted to clean that code.
> I tried saving our wanted size, calling gtk_widget_queue_resize() and
> wait for ->get_preferred_{width,height} to be called, and set the wanted
> size as the natural size. Problem is that this only worked when growing
> the window, not shrinking it.
> My current backup plan was to do the above in 2 steps:
> - save our wanted size and queue a resize
> * set the natural size to 1x1, and queue an idle handler
> - idle handler calls gtk_widget_queue_resize()
> * set the natural size to the actual wanted size
> This is just about as gruesome as the original GTK+ 2.x code.
> Does anyone have a better idea on how i implement my own sync-ish
> "gtk_widget_resize()".

You want your toplevel GtkWindow to "shrink" because of the new video
size ? or you just want your canvas to "fit" the video size in a
user resizable toplevel ?

Lets assume you have a derived GtkWidget which is the VideoDisplay
and that it implements get_preferred_width()/get_preferred_height().

Pack it into something in your UI (whatever it is) and set the
"valign"/"halign" GtkWidget properties to GTK_ALIGN_CENTER.

When the stream's video sizes is detected, queue a resize on
VideoDisplay and it will be re-requested (and just return the 
video size from the get_preferred_width()/height() vfuncs on

If you want the whole window to "shrink", a.) that's a little
yuck, I'm not sure how much end-users like that behaviour ...
b.) GTK+ doesnt like doing that... but if I recall correctly
you might provoke GTK+ to do that by calling
gtk_container_check_resize()... I'd have to take a deeper look
to make sure.


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