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= class Gtk::Fixed

The Gtk::Fixed widget is a container which can place child widgets at fixed positions and with fixed sizes, given in pixels. Gtk::Fixed performs no automatic layout management.

For most applications, you should not use this container! It keeps you from having to learn about the other GTK+ containers, but it results in broken applications. With Gtk::Fixed, the following things will result in truncated text, overlapping widgets, and other display bugs:

* Themes, which may change widget sizes.
* Fonts other than the one you used to write the app will of course change the size of widgets containing text; keep in mind that users may use a larger font because of difficulty reading the default, or they may be using Windows or the framebuffer port of GTK+, where different fonts are available.
* Translation of text into other languages changes its size. Also, display of non-English text will use a different font in many cases.

In addition, the fixed widget can't properly be mirrored in right-to-left languages such as Hebrew and Arabic. i.e. normally GTK+ will flip the interface to put labels to the right of the thing they label, but it can't do that with Gtk::Fixed. So your application will not be usable in right-to-left languages.

Finally, fixed positioning makes it kind of annoying to add/remove GUI elements, since you have to reposition all the other elements. This is a long-term maintenance problem for your application.

If you know none of these things are an issue for your application, and prefer the simplicity of Gtk::Fixed, by all means use the widget. But you should be aware of the tradeoffs.

== Object Hierarchy

* Object
  * GLib::Instantiatable
    * GLib::Object
      * GLib::InitiallyUnowned
        * Gtk::Object
          * Gtk::Widget
            * Gtk::Container
              * Gtk::Fixed

== Class Methods


    Creates a new Gtk::Fixed.
    * Returns: a new Gtk::Fixed.

== Instance Methods

--- put(widget, x, y)

    Adds a widget to a Gtk::Fixed container at the given position.
    * widget: the widget to add.
    * x: the horizontal position to place the widget at.
    * y: the vertical position to place the widget at.

--- move(widget, x, y)

    Moves a child of a Gtk::Fixed container to the given position.
    * widget: the child widget.
    * x: the horizontal position to move the widget to.
    * y: the vertical position to move the widget to.

--- has_window?

    Gets whether the Gtk::Fixed has it's own Gdk::Window. See Gtk::Fixed#set_has_window.
    * Returns: true if fixed has its own window.

--- has_window=(has_window)

    Sets whether a Gtk::Fixed widget is created with a separate Gdk::Window for widget.window or not. (By default, it will be created with no separate Gdk::Window). This function must be called while the Gtk::Fixed is not realized, for instance, immediately after the window is created.
    * has_window: true if a separate window should be created.
    * Returns: has_window

--- set_has_window(has_window)

    Same as Gtk::Fixed#has_window=.
    * has_window: true if a separate window should be created.
    * Returns: self

--- ref_accessible

    See Atk::Implementor#ref_accessible.

--- add_child

    See Gtk::Buildable#add_child.

--- construct_child

    See Gtk::Buildable#construct_child.

--- get_internal_child

    See Gtk::Buildable#get_internal_child.

--- name

    See Gtk::Buildable#name.

--- name=

    See Gtk::Buildable#name=.

--- set_buildable_property

    See Gtk::Buildable#set_buildable_property.

--- set_name

    See Gtk::Buildable#set_name.

--- builder_name

    See Gtk::Buildable#builder_name.

--- builder_name=

    See Gtk::Buildable#builder_name=.

--- set_builder_name

    See Gtk::Buildable#set_builder_name.

== Child Properties

--- x: Integer (Read/Write)

    X position of child widget

--- y: Integer (Read/Write)

    Y position of child widget

== See Also

== ChangeLog