gtk-0.15.0: Binding to the Gtk+ graphical user interface library.
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A label which displays an accelerator key on the right of the text



The AccelLabel widget is a subclass of Label that also displays an accelerator key on the right of the label text, e.g. 'Ctl+S'. It is commonly used in menus to show the keyboard short-cuts for commands.

The accelerator key to display is not set explicitly. Instead, the AccelLabel displays the accelerators which have been added to a particular widget. This widget is set by calling accelLabelSetAccelWidget.

For example, a MenuItem widget may have an accelerator added to emit the "activate" signal when the 'Ctl+S' key combination is pressed. A AccelLabel is created and added to the MenuItem, and accelLabelSetAccelWidget is called with the MenuItem as the second argument. The AccelLabel will now display 'Ctl+S' after its label.

Note that creating a MenuItem with menuItemNewWithLabel (or one of the similar functions for CheckMenuItem and RadioMenuItem) automatically adds a AccelLabel to the MenuItem and calls accelLabelSetAccelWidget to set it up for you.

An AccelLabel will only display accelerators which have AccelVisible set (see AccelFlags). A AccelLabel can display multiple accelerators and even signal names, though it is almost always used to display just one accelerator key.

Class Hierarchy

| GObject
| +----Object
| +----Widget
| +----Misc
| +----Label
| +----AccelLabel


class LabelClass o => AccelLabelClass o Source #

AccelLabelClass AccelLabel Source # 
Instance details

Defined in Graphics.UI.Gtk.Types


accelLabelNew Source #


:: GlibString string 
=> string

string - the label string.

-> IO AccelLabel 

Creates a new AccelLabel.


accelLabelSetAccelWidget Source #


:: (AccelLabelClass self, WidgetClass accelWidget) 
=> self 
-> accelWidget

accelWidget - the widget to be monitored.

-> IO () 

Sets the widget to be monitored by this accelerator label.

accelLabelGetAccelWidget Source #


:: AccelLabelClass self 
=> self 
-> IO (Maybe Widget)

returns the object monitored by the accelerator label, or Nothing.

Fetches the widget monitored by this accelerator label. See accelLabelSetAccelWidget.


accelLabelAccelWidget :: (AccelLabelClass self, WidgetClass accelWidget) => ReadWriteAttr self (Maybe Widget) accelWidget Source #

The widget to be monitored for accelerator changes.