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= Gtk::CellRendererText and Integer, TrueClass and Float Types
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It has been said before that, when using attributes to connect data from the model to a cell renderer property, the data in the model column specified in Gtk::TreeView#add_attributes must always be of the same type as the data type that the property requires.

This is usually true, but there is an exception: if you add a text cell renderer's "text" property to a model column, the model column does not need to be a ((*String,*)) it can also be one of several other classes, e.g. ((*TrueClass, Integer, FixNum,*)) or ((*Float.*)) The text cell renderer will automatically display the values of these types correctly in the tree view. For example:

list =, TrueClass, Integer, FixNum, Float)
treeview =
# ...
renderer =
col ="Age", renderer, :text => 2)  # Note 3rd column in model is IntegerInteger, however,
                                                             # in view (renderer.text) is of type String

# ...

Even though the "text" property would require a string value, we can use a model column of any of the ((*boolean, integer, fix-num,*)) or ((*float*)) types when setting attributes. Any of these types will then automatically be converted into a string before the cell renderer property is set.

If you are using a Float class, there is no way to tell the text cell renderer how many digits after the floating point (or comma) should be rendered. If you only want a certain amount of digits after the point/comma, you will need to use a ((<cell data function|tut-treeview-renderer-celldatafunc>)).