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Homogenous gtk2::table cell size

by aslewis (Novice)
on Jan 18, 2012 at 15:12 UTC ( #948566=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
aslewis has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Gtk2::Table->new(3, 3, TRUE);

Is there a good way to set the width and height of the cells in this table?

The only method I can think of is to set the size of each cell individually:

$widget->set_size_request(x, y);

That would be acceptable for a 3x3 table, but perhaps not for a 100x100 table. Is there a more efficient way to do it?

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Re: Homogenous gtk2::table cell size
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:26 UTC
    You may want to ask on the Perl-Gtk2 maillist for some real expert advice. From my amateur didlings, I would guess that since the table cell size seems to be set from the contents of the cell, looking at controlling content size and the various paddings mentioned in Gtk2::Table, would be the approach to take.

    So maybe setting a certain font, and using Pango's font metrics methods would give you a way to control the cell size. See Gtk2 2d Table Demo and maybe look at the Gtk2 - Pango connection, Gtk2::Pango::FontDescription.

    The newer Gtk3 may also have more Table controls.... it would be best to ask on the Perl/Gtk2 maillist.

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