I am currently working on a simple app that will allow a user to select between a list of configurations for another program. I am currently use Gtk for the frontend and am having some issues. I would like to have a list of checkboxes in my window that looks like:
 1 Configuration 1 Description
 2 Another Configuration Another Description
 102 Third configuration Third description
I would like to have the entire line be selectable, not the just the checkbox. This leaves me trying something like:
my $check_string = sprintf("%$configuration_maxs %$name_maxs %$descrip
$configuration, $name, $description");
$checkbox = new Gtk::CheckButton( $check_string );
Where $configuration_max, $name_max, and $description_max contain the maximum length of these strings.
This doesn't get the alignment right because the font in the Gtk theme may not be fixed width (almost definately won't be fixed width.) So, masters of window layout, please let me in on your secrets before the other programmers break me down into just another motif programmer.