gtk-0.13.9: Binding to the Gtk+ graphical user interface library.
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Manipulating stock icons



Browse the available stock icons in the list of stock IDs found here. You can also use the gtk-demo application for this purpose.

An icon factory manages a collection of IconSet; a IconSet manages a set of variants of a particular icon (i.e. a IconSet contains variants for different sizes and widget states). Icons in an icon factory are named by a stock ID, which is a simple string identifying the icon. Each Style has a list of IconFactory derived from the current theme; those icon factories are consulted first when searching for an icon. If the theme doesn't set a particular icon, Gtk+ looks for the icon in a list of default icon factories, maintained by iconFactoryAddDefault and iconFactoryRemoveDefault. Applications with icons should add a default icon factory with their icons, which will allow themes to override the icons for the application.

To display an icon, always use styleLookupIconSet on the widget that will display the icon, or the convenience function widgetRenderIcon. These functions take the theme into account when looking up the icon to use for a given stock ID.

Class Hierarchy

| GObject
| +----IconFactory



iconFactoryNew :: IO IconFactory Source

Create a new IconFactory.

  • An application should create a new IconFactory and add all needed icons. By calling iconFactoryAddDefault these icons become available as stock objects and can easily be displayed by Image. Furthermore, a theme can override the icons defined by the application.


iconFactoryAdd :: IconFactory -> StockId -> IconSet -> IO () Source

Add an IconSet to an IconFactory.

In order to use the new stock object, the factory as to be added to the default factories by iconFactoryAddDefault.

iconFactoryAddDefault :: IconFactory -> IO () Source

Add all entries of the IconFactory to the applications stock object database.

iconFactoryLookup :: IconFactory -> StockId -> IO (Maybe IconSet) Source

Looks up the stock id in the icon factory, returning an icon set if found, otherwise Nothing.

For display to the user, you should use styleLookupIconSet on the Style for the widget that will display the icon, instead of using this function directly, so that themes are taken into account.

iconFactoryLookupDefault :: StockId -> IO (Maybe IconSet) Source

Looks for an icon in the list of default icon factories.

For display to the user, you should use styleLookupIconSet on the Style for the widget that will display the icon, instead of using this function directly, so that themes are taken into account.

iconFactoryRemoveDefault :: IconFactory -> IO () Source

Remove an IconFactory from the application's stock database.

iconSetNew :: IO IconSet Source

Create a new IconSet.

  • Each icon in an application is contained in an IconSet. The IconSet contains several variants (IconSources) to accomodate for different sizes and states.

iconSetNewFromPixbuf :: Pixbuf -> IO IconSet Source

Creates a new IconSet with the given pixbuf as the default/fallback source image. If you don't add any additional IconSource to the icon set, all variants of the icon will be created from the pixbuf, using scaling, pixelation, etc. as required to adjust the icon size or make the icon look insensitive/prelighted.

iconSetAddSource :: IconSet -> IconSource -> IO () Source

Add an IconSource (an Icon with attributes) to an IconSet.

  • If an icon is looked up in the IconSet set the best matching IconSource will be taken. It is therefore advisable to add a default (wildcarded) icon, than can be used if no exact match is found.

iconSetGetSizes :: IconSet -> IO [IconSize] Source

Obtains a list of icon sizes this icon set can render.

iconSourceNew :: IO IconSource Source

Create a new IconSource.

  • An IconSource is a single image that is usually added to an IconSet. Next to the image it contains information about which state, text direction and size it should apply.

iconSourceGetDirection :: IconSource -> IO (Maybe TextDirection) Source

Retrieve the TextDirection of this IconSource.

  • Nothing is returned if no explicit direction was set.

iconSourceSetDirection :: IconSource -> TextDirection -> IO () Source

Mark this IconSource that it should only apply to the specified TextDirection.

iconSourceGetFilename :: GlibString string => IconSource -> IO (Maybe string) Source

Retrieve the filename this IconSource was based on.

  • Returns Nothing if the IconSource was generated by a Pixbuf.

iconSourceSetFilename :: GlibFilePath fp => IconSource -> fp -> IO () Source

Load an icon picture from this filename.

iconSourceGetPixbuf :: IconSource -> IO (Maybe Pixbuf) Source

Retrieves the source pixbuf, or Nothing if none is set.

iconSourceSetPixbuf :: IconSource -> Pixbuf -> IO () Source

Sets a pixbuf to use as a base image when creating icon variants for IconSet.

iconSourceGetSize :: IconSource -> IO (Maybe IconSize) Source

Retrieve the IconSize of this IconSource.

  • Nothing is returned if no explicit size was set (i.e. this IconSource matches all sizes).

iconSourceSetSize :: IconSource -> IconSize -> IO () Source

Set this IconSource to a specific size.

iconSourceResetSize :: IconSource -> IO () Source

Reset the IconSize of this IconSource so that is matches anything.

iconSourceGetState :: IconSource -> IO (Maybe StateType) Source

Retrieve the StateType of this IconSource.

  • Nothing is returned if the IconSource matches all states.

iconSourceSetState :: IconSource -> StateType -> IO () Source

Mark this icon to be used only with this specific state.

iconSourceResetState :: IconSource -> IO () Source

Reset the StateType of this IconSource so that is matches anything.

data IconSize Source

The size of an icon in pixels.

  • This enumeration contains one case that is not exported and which is used when new sizes are registered using iconSizeRegister.
  • Applying show to this type will reveal the name of the size that is registered with Gtk+.



Don't scale but use any of the available sizes.


Icon size to use in next to menu items in drop-down menus.


Icon size for small toolbars.


Icon size for larger toolbars.


Icon size for icons in buttons, next to the label.


Icon size for icons in drag-and-drop.


Icon size for icons next to dialog text.

IconSizeUser Int 

iconSizeCheck :: IconSize -> IO Bool Source

Check if a given IconSize is registered.

  • Useful if your application expects a theme to install a set with a specific size. You can test if this actually happend and use another size if not.

iconSizeRegister Source


:: GlibString string 
=> string

the new name of the size

-> Int

the width of the icon

-> Int

the height of the icon

-> IO IconSize

the new icon size

Register a new IconSize.

iconSizeRegisterAlias :: GlibString string => IconSize -> string -> IO () Source

Register an additional alias for a name.

iconSizeFromName :: GlibString string => string -> IO IconSize Source

Lookup an IconSize by name.

  • This fixed value iconSizeInvalid is returned if the name was not found.

iconSizeGetName :: GlibString string => IconSize -> IO (Maybe string) Source

Lookup the name of an IconSize.

  • Returns Nothing if the name was not found.