[Gtk-sharp-list] How the bindings work

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
06 Aug 2003 16:08:24 -0400


> This returns a valid width and height.  It doesn't make sense that you'd
> have to pack/display/realize a widget before you get its size because if
> you are implementing a new container, you need to know the size of the
> widget before you can lay it out.

I was under the impression that a label for instance needs to get its
resources computed before it can say `I am this big', which typically
involves getting the widget realized, so it can fetch the font metrics.

I can be wrong of course.