Reid Thompson wrote:
> 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.
>

I should have said:

I get false, false, 0, 1 (start) fror the first three and true, true,
0, 1(start) for the last one.

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