Re: GtkBuilder and GtkTextView buffer text

Your Glade file does not declare any GtkTextBuffer (so you need to
add a text buffer in your Glade file and set the 'buffer' property of
that view to refer to that buffer)... so view.get_buffer() returns NULL.

A suggestion:

Don't keep your GtkBuilder object alive for your program lifetime, just
create it in your constructor, save and *check* all the objects you might
need at construction time and then refer to those objects as instance members
throughout your object's lifetime.

Doing this way will help you in a few ways:

   a.) Your code will be more readable, you will be able to always trust that
         self.buffer exists

   b.) Checking and assigning self.buffer at initialization time will
help you catch
        any errors when you modify your Glade file early (i.e. when
assigning them,
        if you've mis-named anything after changing a Glade file,
simply starting
        your program once will tell you for sure that your object has everything
        in place).

   c.) You avoid keeping around the extra memory reserved for a GtkBuilder
        object, which is just unneeded, since you already built the UI.


On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Kevin Hunter <hunteke gmail com> wrote:
> Hello GTK+ list,
> I am a newbie to GTK development so apologies if I've overlooked something
> large.  I'm trying to build a simple GUI from a glade file. However,
> whenever I try to set the text of a GtkTextView object, I get a segmentation
> fault.  Here's my basic workflow:
> ---
> #!/usr/bin/env python3
> from gi.repository import Gtk
> class Handler:
>    def __init__ ( self, builder ):
>      self.builder = builder
>    destroy = Gtk.main_quit
>    def on_button_clicked ( self, button ):
>      buf = self.builder.get_object('TextViewInPane').get_buffer()
>      buf.set_text("Hello, World!")  # this appears to work.  However
>      # ... after returning from this callback function, Gtk core
>      # dumps.  :-(  why?
> def main ( ):
>    builder = Gtk.Builder()
>    builder.add_from_file('')
>    builder.connect_signals( Handler( builder ) )
>    builder.get_object('MainWindow').show_all()
>    return Gtk.main()
> main()
> ---
> In the case that I may have messed up my Glade file, I've attached it in the
> Zip archive.
> Any pointers for a newbie?
> Many thanks,
> Kevin
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