Re: Alignment of labels in table
- From: muppet <scott asofyet org>
- To: Peter Daum <gator_ml yahoo de>
- Cc: gtk-perl-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Alignment of labels in table
- Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 14:20:49 -0500
On Nov 13, 2005, at 1:31 PM, Peter Daum wrote:
I am trying to create a (table-based) form with left-aligned labels.
In the Example below, the text in the left column is always centered,
no matter what I do with "set_alignment" or "set_justify".
What am I missing?
set_justify only pertains to multiline labels -- it tells pango how
to align the lines of the paragraph.
set_alignment tells Gtk2::Misc (Gtk2::Label's parent class) where to
place the contents of the widget when it is allocated more space than
So, the trick is to make sure that the label, which is set to align
to the left, is allocated all the space of the place where you want
it to go. In Gtk2::Table's packing terms, that means the x options
must contain "fill", which means "the child should be allocated all
the space of the cell, or, should fill the cell". You specified
"shrink", which allocates the child exactly as much space as it asked
for, and therefore your alignment settings are ignored.
my $window = new Gtk2::Window( "toplevel" );
my $t=new Gtk2::Table(2,2,0);
my $l2=Gtk2::Label->new('bla blasdf');
my $l3=Gtk2::Label->new('Zsdf bla sdflks');
$l1->set_alignment (0.0, 0.5);
$l2->set_alignment (0.0, 0.5);
$l3->set_alignment (0.0, 0.5);
$l4->set_alignment (0.0, 0.5);
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