Re: How to set gtk_entry size?

>I'm creating a small window that takes in parameters for the creation of
>objects on the fly.  So I'm using a bunch of gtk_entrys to grab those
>settings.  But I seem unable to control the actual (physical) width of
>these entries.  Using gtk_entry_max_length() has no effect on that.
>I *guess* I could use gtk_widget_set_usize() but would rather not since
>it uses pixel values.

my approach to this is to:

   1) determine the longest string that will appear in the entry
   2) use gdk_string_extents to get the width of that string
        in the particular style in use for the entry widget
   3) use gtk_widget_set_usize to that size

to demonstrate this function (which i trust made it into GTK+ 1.3), i
enclose (once again):

    Copyright (C) 1998-99 Paul Barton-Davis
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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    $Id: gtkutils.c,v 1.1 1999/11/29 18:38:11 pbd Exp $

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

gtk_widget_set_usize_to_display_given_text (GtkWidget *w,
					    const gchar *text,
					    gint hpadding,
					    gint vpadding)

	guint width;
	guint lbearing;
	guint rbearing;
	guint ascent;
	guint descent;
	gdk_string_extents (w->style->font,

	gtk_widget_set_usize (w, width+hpadding, ascent+descent+vpadding);

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