GTK+ packing widgets..

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    How do I pack GTK+ widgets nonuniformly?

    I'm using gtk_vbox_new and gtk_hbox_new to pack widgets on a window. My problem is that the packing is too uniform. Every widget is assigned the same uniform box size.

    In other words, this is what I want to accomplish. My first horizontal widget would be a text box, the next widget would be a listview and the third horizontal widget would again be a text box. Each widget would be of a different vertical and horizontal length. The text box would be one column horizontally and one row vertically , the listview would be two columns horizontally and four rows vertically and the next text box would be two columns horizontally and three rows vertically. How can I accomplish this nonuniform positioning?
    Last edited by BobS0327; 04-25-2006 at 07:18 PM.

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    Perhaps you'd like to use GtkTable in this case.
    Code:
    GtkWidget *table, *textbox1, *listview, *textbox2;
    
    table = gtk_table_new(5, 4, TRUE);
    gtk_table_set_col_spacings(GTK_TABLE(table), 6);
    gtk_table_set_row_spacings(GTK_TABLE(table), 6);
    
    gtk_table_attach_defaults(GTK_TABLE(table), textbox1, 0, 1, 0, 1);
    gtk_table_attach_defaults(GTK_TABLE(table), listview, 1, 3, 0, 4);
    gtk_table_attach_defaults(GTK_TABLE(table), textbox2, 3, 5, 0, 3);

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    I had developed a mental block when I was reading the GTK documentation on packing. It was a little confusing. But your example made everything perfectly clear.

    THANX!!!!!

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