WoodHacker wrote:
> Reid Thompson wrote:
>   
>> 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
>>     
>
> In the statusbar code, I'm using pack_start as defined in  the section
> you quote.   And I get the
> status boxes to remain stable in the x direction.   In other words, the
> first three boxes stay in their fixed size and the fourth one enlarges.
>   The problem is with the y direction.   All the boxes grow in the y
> direction.    This also happens with my menubar.   And I believe the
> menubar doesn't allow you to use pack - it wants append, which gives
> you no control at all.
>
>
>   
what are the values of:

|query_child_packing(child)| 
<http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hiki.cgi?Gtk%3A%3ABox#query_child_packing>
    Returns information about how child is packed into box.

        * Returns: [expand, fill, padding, pack_type]