[Mono-list] Widgets (not Gtk.Window) with Glade?

Arx Cruz arxcruz at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 09:05:21 EST 2007

I think you want is create your widget in glade, and deattach this
from the top window and put in another container right?
if this is what you want, you can do it. monodevelop make this all
time. you get the top level window, get his children, unparent this
and destroy the top lvl window. then you have your children ready to
attach in other container.
im under windows now, so i dont know the code to do this, but take a
look in monodevelop, if im not mistaked, the class to do this is

and sorry my english

On 2/23/07, paulomorfeo at portugalmail.pt <paulomorfeo at portugalmail.pt> wrote:
>   Is it possible to "link" advanced GUIs with Glade? That is, Glade-Connect
> something that is not a Gtk.Window to mono? How?
>   I want to add versatility to my GUIs without having to right extensive code.
> Right now, i am using a method of creating widgets that load the parameters
> (borderWidth, Spacings, Expand/Fill, Text/Label, etc) from a class of
> parameters, that itself loads from a file. Effective but requires some extra
> code and that every single property of the Widgets that i may possibly want
> changed in the future to be added.
>   I tried Glade and it seemed pretty good. I can make the Glade files fast with
> the program Glade, i can, later, add properties i feel like without having to
> worry at first code time to add all possible properties, change them without
> recompiling program, etc.
>   The problem is that, in my GUI creations, i always end up using a method of
> creating my own widgets, usually classes derived from V/HBox/Frame, which i then
> add where needed.
>   An example, i created my own class derived from Button, receiving an image and
> label to have buttons with Images and Labels at will. Just an example, since
> most are complex, like an entire Login area that i can add to any container i
> feel like.
>   How do i connect to such kind of "special" widgets with Glade? I tried
> creating an example with Glade inside a Window. Then, have a class
> Glade.XML.Connect to the widget inside that window that i wanted (was a
> ToolBar). The problem was that, later, i could not add that class to, for
> example, a Table/V/HBox because that class was not Widget.
>   Then i tried making that class derive from Widget and, that time, it did
> compiled but did not worked as expected. I think it complained about it trying
> to connect to something not Window.
>   So, is there any way i can use Glade to connect to and use Widgets that are
> not the common Top Levels (Gtk.Window), even if i have to go do some editing to
> the .Glade files?
>   That would be extraordinarily helpfull.
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