NOTE this widget is considered too specialized/little-used for GTK+, and will in the future be moved to some other package. If your application needs this widget, feel free to use it, as the widget does work and is useful in some applications; it's just not of general interest. However, we are not accepting new features for the widget, and it will eventually move out of the GTK+ distribution.
The Gtk::HRuler widget is a widget arranged horizontally creating a ruler that is utilized around other widgets such as a text widget. The ruler is used to show the location of the mouse on the window and to show the size of the window in specified units. The available units of measurement are Gtk::PIXELS, Gtk::INCHES and Gtk::CENTIMETERS. Gtk::PIXELS is the default. rulers.