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Struct Gdk.Geometry

Import line: Gdk =;
GIR File: Gdk-3.0.gir
C documentation: GdkGeometry
Struct : Geometry
The GdkGeometry struct gives the window manager information about
a window's geometry constraints. Normally you would set these on
the GTK+ level using gtk_window_set_geometry_hints(). GtkWindow
then sets the hints on the GdkWindow it creates.
gdk_window_set_geometry_hints() expects the hints to be fully valid already
and simply passes them to the window manager; in contrast,
gtk_window_set_geometry_hints() performs some interpretation. For example,
GtkWindow will apply the hints to the geometry widget instead of the
toplevel window, if you set a geometry widget. Also, the
GtkWindow will substitute the size request of the window or geometry widget.
If the minimum size hint is not provided, GtkWindow will use its requisition
as the minimum size. If the minimum size is provided and a geometry widget is
set, GtkWindow will take the minimum size as the minimum size of the
geometry widget rather than the entire window. The base size is treated
The canonical use-case for gtk_window_set_geometry_hints() is to get a
terminal widget to resize properly. Here, the terminal text area should be
the geometry widget; GtkWindow will then automatically set the base size to
the size of other widgets in the terminal window, such as the menubar and
scrollbar. Then, the width_inc and height_inc fields should be set to the
size of one character in the terminal. Finally, the base size should be set
to the size of one character. The net effect is that the minimum size of the
terminal will have a 1x1 character terminal area, and only terminal sizes on
the "character grid" will be allowed.
Here's an example of how the terminal example would be implemented, assuming
a terminal area widget called "terminal" and a toplevel window "toplevel":
GdkGeometry hints;
hints.base_width = terminal->char_width;
hints.base_height = terminal->char_height;
hints.min_width = terminal->char_width;
hints.min_height = terminal->char_height;
hints.width_inc = terminal->char_width;
hints.height_inc = terminal->char_height;
gtk_window_set_geometry_hints (GTK_WINDOW (toplevel),
GTK_WIDGET (terminal),

The other useful fields are the min_aspect and max_aspect fields; these
contain a width/height ratio as a floating point number. If a geometry widget
is set, the aspect applies to the geometry widget rather than the entire
window. The most common use of these hints is probably to set min_aspect and
aspect ratio.
Properties Defined By
Methods / Constructors
Method / Constructor Defined By
new Gdk.Geometry ()
Create a new Gdk.Geometry
Create a new Gdk.Geometry
Used by These Methods / Signals / Properties
Class / Namespace Method / Signal / Properties
Gdk.Window.constrain_size (Geometry geometry, guint32 flags, gint32 width, gint32 height) : Object
Constrains a desired width and height according to a
set of geometry hints (such as minimum and maximum size).
set_geometry_hints (Geometry geometry, WindowHints geom_mask) : none
Sets the geometry hints for window.
set_geometry_hints (Widget geometry_widget, Geometry geometry, WindowHints geom_mask) : none
This function sets up hints about how a window can be resized by
the user.
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