Re: loop gtk

Essentially, the loop you are looking for is already built into gtk: gtk permanently runs its "event loop" when your application is idling - it starts idling when you return form your "main" procedure (in which you probably have done all drawing of your user interface).

When gtk detects an event - for instance the key_press-event mentioned by Grant, it uses a callback mechanism to call the handler you have declared, does what you have programmed into this handler, and than goes back to idling and waits for further events.

If you are building up experience with gtk, it is important that you are familiar with this way of handling the parallelism between your program and "random" things like I/O that happen asynchoronously with respect to your program - and that you conceive your application to profit from this way of doing.

Good luck - Juergen

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