Object Hierarchy:

Object hierarchy for FileChooserButton


[ CCode ( type_id = "gtk_file_chooser_button_get_type ()" ) ]
public class FileChooserButton : Box, Implementor, Buildable, FileChooser, Orientable

The FileChooserButton is a widget that lets the user select a file.

It implements the FileChooser interface. Visually, it is a file name with a button to bring up a FileChooserDialog. The user can then use that dialog to change the file associated with that button. This widget does not support setting the select_multiple property to true .

Create a button to let the user select a file in /etc

GtkWidget *button;

button = gtk_file_chooser_button_new (_("Select a file"),
gtk_file_chooser_set_current_folder (GTK_FILE_CHOOSER (button),

The FileChooserButton supports the FileChooserAction s gtk_file_chooser_action_open and gtk_file_chooser_action_select_folder.


The FileChooserButton will ellipsize the label, and will thus request little horizontal space. To give the button more space, you should call get_preferred_size, set_width_chars, or pack the button in such a way that other interface elements give space to the widget.

CSS nodes

GtkFileChooserButton has a CSS node with name “filechooserbutton”, containing a subnode for the internal button with name “button” and style class “.file”.


Namespace: Gtk
Package: gtk+-3.0



Creation methods:



Inherited Members:

All known members inherited from class Gtk.Widget
All known members inherited from interface Atk.Implementor
All known members inherited from interface Gtk.Orientable