[Gtk-sharp-list] The .Label property of controls like the Gtk.Button

Mike Kestner mkestner@speakeasy.net
Sun, 02 Nov 2003 19:44:07 -0600

On Sun, 2003-11-02 at 13:19, Philip Van Hoof wrote:

> Okay, in that case I am not going to create such a patch. Still I belive
> that integration with the way of working in the .NET world should be
> considered at some point. Perhaps using wrapper classes that actually
> make stuff look more like the nice C#-way of doing things...

I think you mean to say "the nice System.Windows.Forms way of doing
things..." and Gtk# differs from SWF in several fundamental ways.  

>        Label l = b.Label;
>        l.Text = "test";
>        // and/or
>        b.Text = "test";

Already said that I think it's dubious to set a button label string
after construction.  The above customization is dubious also in that
there is no guarantee that a button has a Label.  Button is just a bin
container with built-in click handling.

> Okay, in that case waiting seems to be the best option :). But I am
> already looking forward to do things _like_

Yeah, there's a wishlist bug already open for data binding to Gtk#
widgets.  Your help on this at a more appropriate point from an API
stability perspective will be much appreciated.  This may be a post-1.0
Gtk# feature at this point though.

Mike Kestner <mkestner@speakeasy.net>