gtkmm  3.89.1
About: gtkmm is the C++ interface for the popular GUI library Gtk+ and Gnome. Unstable version.
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gtkmm Reference Manual

Description

gtkmm is the official C++ interface for the popular GUI library GTK+. Highlights include typesafe callbacks, and a comprehensive set of widgets that are easily extensible via inheritance.

For instance, see Widgets, Dialogs, TreeView and TextView.

See also the Programming with gtkmm book.

Features

  • GTK+’s mature, capable set of Widgets widgets. See the GTK+ website for more information.
  • Use inheritance to derive custom widgets.
  • Type-safe signal handlers (slots), in standard C++, using libsigc++.
  • Polymorphism.
  • Use of the Standard C++ Library, including strings, containers and iterators.
  • Full internationalisation with UTF8.
  • Complete C++ memory management.
    • Member instances or dynamic new and delete.
    • Optional automatic deletion of child widgets.
    • No manual reference-counting.
  • Full use of C++ namespaces.
  • No macros.

Basic Usage

Include the gtkmm header:

#include <gtkmm.h>

(You may include individual headers, such as gtkmm/button.h instead.)

If your source file is program.cc, you can compile it with:

g++ program.cc -o program `pkg-config --cflags --libs gtkmm-4.0`

Alternatively, if using autoconf, use the following in configure.ac:

PKG_CHECK_MODULES([GTKMM], [gtkmm-4.0])

Then use the generated GTKMM_CFLAGS and GTKMM_LIBS variables in the project Makefile.am files. For example:

program_CPPFLAGS = $(GTKMM_CFLAGS)
program_LDADD = $(GTKMM_LIBS)