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 Post subject: multiple windows in the same window
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:20 am 
Familiar Face

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:07 am
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hi all,
i am newbie to gtk+ and even linux.....
i would like to develop one application for which if i click on button in output window it should give the new window in the same window from where i clicked on button....

so if anyone of you know the answer,plz let me know...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:06 pm 
Never Seen the Sunlight

Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:07 am
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Location: Portland, OR USA
If you're talking about the MDI (Multiple Document Interface) you see in many Windows applications, it's not really all that common in Linux and GTK+. You'll notice however, that some of the more advanced IDEs (Anjuta, Monodevelop) do have "docking windows" which effectively allow a similar user experience.

Personally, I like docked windows better--and only in appropriate applications such as IDEs. You can read about various suggestions for use of primary windows and SDI vs. MDI in the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines (HIG):

If you do find you need docked windows, gdl is an api by the guys developing monodevelop and Anjuta. I've tinkered with it and it works quite nicely (Docking Widgets in GTK+), however, it isn't mature yet and there is no documentation--just a demo application.

Micah Carrick - Forum Administrator

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