On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 03:35 +0900, WoodHacker wrote:
> I'm new to Ruby/Gtk and find it, so far, exactly what I want for a GUI.
>   However, I have one problem that I can't seem  to figure out and that
> has to do with setting sizes of widgets.   For example, I want to
> create a status bar with four display areas.   I can use an HBox for
> the container and use four status bars for the info.  Works great.
> I can set the first three to be small for position data and the fourth
> one to be long for general messages.   Done all the time.   (there may
> be a better way to do this, but it works)
> 
> However, if the user resizes the main window, the statusbars stretch in
> all directions, including height.   I want only the last area to
> stretch and it only in width.   Setting height and width_requests seem
> to only affect shrinking the window.
> 
> I'm having the same problem with my menubar - it stretches in height
> when the window is resized.   There has to be an easy fix to this, but
> so far it eludes me.
> 
> Bill
> 
> 
http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hiki.cgi?Gtk%3A%3ABox

see section on child props