Re: Compositing with GDK/GTK

On Sat, 2008-05-03 at 01:05 -0400, Donny Viszneki wrote:
> Hi all,
> Certain parts of my application's GUI contain logical widget-like
> components, but which are different from GTK widgets (or my limited
> understanding of them) in that they do not fit well into a
> hierarchical model for several reasons:
> - Widget positioning is totally independent of the positions of other widgets
> - Widgets may overlap each other and are transluscent
> - Notional "space" within my GtkDrawingArea widget is also an
> interactive GUI component

you are looking for a "Canvas" widget.

unfortunately the state of things in GTK is such that you have to choose
from one of several possible canvas widgets, all with their own benefits
and drawbacks.

here is a reasonably informative and accurate comparison:

but please, do NOT start another canvas widget. 

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