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Gnome::Gtk3 cpan:MARTIMM last updated on 2019-08-29
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# Gnome Gtk3 - Widget toolkit for graphical interfaces


Documentation at [this site]( has the `GNU Free Documentation License`.

# Description

The purpose of this project is to create an interface to the **GTK+** version 3 library.

# History
There is already a bit of history for this package. It started off building the `GTK::Glade` package which soon became too big. So a part was separated into `GTK::V3`. After some working with the library I felt that the class names were a bit too long and that the words `gtk` and `gdk` were repeated too many times in the class path. E.g. there was `GTK::V3::Gtk::GtkButton` and `GTK::V3::Gdk::GdkScreen` to name a few. So, finally it was split into several other packages named, `Gnome::N` for the native linkup on behalf of any other Gnome module, `Gnome::Glib`, `Gnome::GObject`, `Gnome::Gdk3` and `Gnome::Gtk3` according to what is shown [on the developers page here][devel refs]. The classes in these packages are now renamed into e.g. `Gnome::Gtk3::Button`, `Gnome::Gdk3::Screen`, `Gnome::GObject::Object` and `Gnome::Glib::List`. As a side effect the package `GTK::Glade` is also renamed into `Gnome::Glade3` to show that it is from Gnome and that it is based on Gtk version 3.

# Example

This example does the same as the example from `GTK::Simple` to show you the differences between the implementations. What immediately is clear is that this example is somewhat longer. To sum up;
### Pros
  * The defaults of GTK+ are kept. Therefore the buttons are in the proper size compared to what GTK::Simple produces.
  * Separation of callbacks from other code. Closures are not needed to get data into the callback code. Data can be provided with named arguments to the `register-signal()` method.
  * The package is designed with the usage of glade interface designer in mind. So to build the interface by hand like below, is not necessary. Use of `Gnome::Gtk3::Glade` is preferable when building larger user interfaces.
  * No fancy stuff like tapping into channels to run signal handlers.
  * There is a registration of callback methods to process signals like button clicks as well as events like keyboard input and mouse clicks.. This is not available in `GTK::Simple`. The provided way to handle a signal there, is fixed into a method. E.g. the button has a 'clicked' method and the container has none while an observer might want to know if an object is inserted into a grid using the 'add' signal.
  * The same method, `register-signal()`, is also used to register other types of signals. There are, for example, events to handle keyboard input and mouse clicks. Not all signal handler types are supported yet but can be installed in time.

### Cons
  * The code is larger.
  * Code is somewhat slower. The setup of the example shown next is about 0.05 sec slower. That isn't much seen in the light that a user interface is mostly set up and drawn once.

A screenshot of the example
![-this screenshot-][screenshot 1].
The code can be found at `examples/01-hello-world.pl6`.
use v6;

use Gnome::Gtk3::Main;
use Gnome::Gtk3::Window;
use Gnome::Gtk3::Grid;
use Gnome::Gtk3::Button;

# Instantiate main module for UI control
my Gnome::Gtk3::Main $m .= new;

# Class to handle signals
class AppSignalHandlers {

  # Handle 'Hello World' button click
  method first-button-click ( :widget($b1), :other-button($b2) ) {

  # Handle 'Goodbye' button click
  method second-button-click ( ) {

  # Handle window managers 'close app' button
  method exit-program ( ) {

# Create a top level window and set a title
my Gnome::Gtk3::Window $top-window .= new(:empty);
$top-window.set-title('Hello GTK!');

# Create a grid and add it to the window
my Gnome::Gtk3::Grid $grid .= new(:empty);

# Create buttons and disable the second one
my Gnome::Gtk3::Button $button .= new(:label('Hello World'));
my Gnome::Gtk3::Button $second .= new(:label('Goodbye'));

# Add buttons to the grid
$grid.gtk-grid-attach( $button, 0, 0, 1, 1);
$grid.gtk-grid-attach( $second, 0, 1, 1, 1);

# Instantiate the event handler class and register signals
my AppSignalHandlers $ash .= new;
  $ash, 'first-button-click', 'clicked',  :other-button($second)
$second.register-signal( $ash, 'second-button-click', 'clicked');

$top-window.register-signal( $ash, 'exit-program', 'destroy');

# Show everything and activate all


# Documentation

| Pdf from pod | Link to Gnome Developer |
| [Gnome::Gtk3::AboutDialog][Gnome::Gtk3::AboutDialog pdf] | [GtkAboutDialog.html][GtkAboutDialog]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Bin][Gnome::Gtk3::Bin pdf] | [GtkBin.html][GtkBin]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Builder][Gnome::Gtk3::Builder pdf] |  [GtkBuilder.html][GtkBuilder]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Button][Gnome::Gtk3::Button pdf] |  [GtkButton.html][GtkButton]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Box][Gnome::Gtk3::Box pdf] |  [GtkBox.html][GtkBox]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::CheckButton][Gnome::Gtk3::CheckButton pdf] |  [GtkCheckButton.html][GtkCheckButton]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::ComboBox][Gnome::Gtk3::ComboBox pdf] |  [GtkComboBox.html][GtkComboBox]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::ComboBoxText][Gnome::Gtk3::ComboBoxText pdf] |  [GtkComboBoxText.html][GtkComboBoxText]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::ColorButton][Gnome::Gtk3::ColorButton pdf] |  [GtkColorButton.html][GtkColorButton]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::ColorChooser][Gnome::Gtk3::ColorChooser pdf] |  [GtkColorChooser.html][GtkColorChooser]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::ColorChooserDialog][Gnome::Gtk3::ColorChooserDialog pdf] |  [GtkColorChooserDialog.html][GtkColorChooserDialog]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::ColorChooserWidget][Gnome::Gtk3::ColorChooserWidget pdf] |  [GtkColorChooserWidget.html][GtkColorChooserWidget]
| Gnome::Gtk3::Container |  [GtkContainer.html][GtkContainer]
| Gnome::Gtk3::CssProvider |  [GtkCssProvider.html][GtkCssProvider]
| Gnome::Gtk3::StyleContext |  [GtkStyleContext.html][GtkStyleContext]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Dialog][Gnome::Gtk3::Dialog pdf] |  [GtkDialog.html][GtkDialog]
| Gnome::Gtk3::Entry |  [GtkEntry.html][GtkEntry]
| Gnome::Gtk3::FileChooser |  [GtkFileChooser.html][GtkFileChooser]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::FileChooserDialog][Gnome::Gtk3::FileChooserDialog pdf] |  [GtkFileChooserDialog.html][GtkFileChooserDialog]
| Gnome::Gtk3::FileFilter |  [GtkFileFilter.html][GtkFileFilter]
| Gnome::Gtk3::Grid |  [GtkGrid.html][GtkGrid]
| Gnome::Gtk3::Image |  [GtkImage.html][GtkImage]
| Gnome::Gtk3::Label |  [GtkLabel.html][GtkLabel]
| [ Gnome::Gtk3::LevelBar ][ Gnome::Gtk3::LevelBar pdf] |  [GtkLevelBar.html][GtkLevelBar]
| Gnome::Gtk3::ListBox |  [GtkListBox.html][gtklistbox]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Main][Gnome::Gtk3::Main pdf] |  [GtkMain.html][GtkMain]
| Gnome::Gtk3::MenuItem |  [GtkMenuItem.html][GtkMenuItem]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Orientable][Gnome::Gtk3::Orientable pdf] |  [GtkOrientable.html][GtkOrientable]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Paned][Gnome::Gtk3::Paned pdf] |  [GtkPaned.html][GtkPaned]
| Gnome::Gtk3::RadioButton |  [GtkRadioButton.html][GtkRadioButton]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Range][Gnome::Gtk3::Range pdf] |  [GtkRange.html][GtkRange]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Scale][Gnome::Gtk3::Scale pdf] |  [GtkScale.html][GtkScale]
| Gnome::Gtk3::StyleContext |  [GtkStyleContext.html][GtkStyleContext]
| Gnome::Gtk3::TextBuffer |  [GtkTextBuffer.html][GtkTextBuffer]
| Gnome::Gtk3::TextTagTable |  [GtkTextTagTable.html][GtkTextTagTable] |
| Gnome::Gtk3::TextView |  [GtkTextView.html][GtkTextView]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::ToggleButton][Gnome::Gtk3::ToggleButton pdf] |  [GtkToggleButton.html][GtkToggleButton]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Widget][Gnome::Gtk3::Widget pdf] |  [GtkWidget.html][GtkWidget]
| [Gnome::Gtk3::Window][Gnome::Gtk3::Window pdf] |  [GtkWindow.html][GtkWindow]

## Release notes
* [Release notes][release]

## Miscellaneous
* [Release notes][release]


# Versions of involved software

* Program is tested against the latest version of **perl6** on **rakudo** en **moarvm**.
* Gtk library used **Gtk >= 3.24**.

# Installation
There are several crossing dependencies from one package to the other because it was one package in the past. To get all packages, just install the `Gnome::Gtk3` package and the rest will be installed with it.

`zef install Gnome::Gtk3`

# Issues

There are always some problems! If you find one, please help by filing an issue at [my github project](

# Attribution
* First of all, I would like to thank the developers of the `GTK::Simple` project because of the information I got while reading the code. Also because one of the files is copied unaltered for which I did not had to think about to get that right. The examples in that project are also useful to compare code with each other and to see what is or is not possible.
* The inventors of Perl6 of course and the writers of the documentation which help me out every time again and again.
* The builders of the GTK+ library and the documentation.
* Other helpful modules for their insight and use.

# Author

Name: **Marcel Timmerman**
Github account name: **MARTIMM**

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