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Sample Code 353: How to have multiple lines in a cell of GtkTreeView - Part 1?
Written by kksou   
Sunday, 28 October 2007
Problem

Suppose you would like to have multiple lines in a cell of a GtkTreeView as shown below:

How to have multiple lines in a cell of GtkTreeView - Part 1?


Solution
  • To have multiple lines in a cell of a treeview, simply use '\n' in the string when setting the contents of the corresponding cellrenderer.

Sample Code
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<?php
$window = new GtkWindow();
$window->set_size_request(400, 200);
$window->connect_simple('destroy', array('Gtk','main_quit'));
$window->add($vbox = new GtkVBox());

// display title
$title = new GtkLabel("Multiple lines in a cell of treeview - Part 1");
$title->modify_font(new PangoFontDescription("Times New Roman Italic 10"));
$title->modify_fg(Gtk::STATE_NORMAL, GdkColor::parse("#0000ff"));
$title->set_size_request(-1, 40);
$vbox->pack_start($title, 0, 0);
$vbox->pack_start(new GtkLabel(), 0, 0);

// the 2D table
$data = array(
array('row0', "item 42\nrow0 line2\nrow0 line3", 2, 3.1), // note 1
array('row1', "item 36\nrow1 line2", 20, 6.21), // note 1
array('row2', 'item 21', 8, 9.36),
array('row3', 'item 10', 11, 12.4),
array('row4', 'item 7', 5, 15.5),
array('row5', 'item 4', 17, 18.6),
array('row6', 'item 3', 20, 21.73));

display_table($vbox, $data);

$window->show_all();
Gtk::main();

function display_table($vbox, $data) {

    // Set up a scroll window
    $scrolled_win = new GtkScrolledWindow();
    $scrolled_win->set_policy( Gtk::POLICY_AUTOMATIC,
        Gtk::POLICY_AUTOMATIC);
    $vbox->pack_start($scrolled_win);

    // Creates the list store
    if (defined("GObject::TYPE_STRING")) {
        $model = new GtkListStore(GObject::TYPE_STRING, GObject::TYPE_STRING,
            GObject::TYPE_LONG, GObject::TYPE_DOUBLE);
    } else {
        $model = new GtkListStore(Gtk::TYPE_STRING, Gtk::TYPE_STRING,
            Gtk::TYPE_LONG, Gtk::TYPE_DOUBLE);
    }
    $field_header = array('Row #', 'Description', 'Qty', 'Price');
    $field_justification = array(0.0, 0.0, 0.5, 1.0);
    $field_size = array(60, 100, 60, 60);

    // Creates the view to display the list store
    $view = new GtkTreeView($model);
    $scrolled_win->add($view);

    // Creates the columns
    for ($col=0; $col<count($field_header); ++$col) {
        $cell_renderer = new GtkCellRendererText();
        $cell_renderer->set_property('xalign', $field_justification[$col]);
            $cell_renderer->set_fixed_size($field_size[$col], -1);
        $column = new GtkTreeViewColumn($field_header[$col],
            $cell_renderer, 'text', $col);
        $column->set_alignment($field_justification[$col]);
        $column->set_resizable(true);
        $cell_renderer->set_fixed_size($field_size[$col], -1);

        // set the header font and color
        $label = new GtkLabel($field_header[$col]);
        $label->modify_font(new PangoFontDescription("Arial Bold"));
        $label->modify_fg(Gtk::STATE_NORMAL, GdkColor::parse("#0000FF"));
        $column->set_widget($label);
        $label->show();

        // setup self-defined function to display alternate row color
        $column->set_cell_data_func($cell_renderer, "format_col", $col);
        $view->append_column($column);
    }

    // pupulates the data
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Explanation

We make use of the code from How to display a 2D array in GtkTreeView - Part 5 - get user selection?

What's new here:

  1. Take note of the use of '\n' to go to the next line.

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