Object Hierarchy:

Object hierarchy for Entry


[ CCode ( type_id = "gtk_entry_get_type ()" ) ]
public class Entry : Widget, Accessible, Buildable, CellEditable, ConstraintTarget, Editable

`GtkEntry` is a single line text entry widget.

![An example GtkEntry](entry.png)

A fairly large set of key bindings are supported by default. If the entered text is longer than the allocation of the widget, the widget will scroll so that the cursor position is visible.

When using an entry for passwords and other sensitive information, it can be put into “password mode” using [ method@Gtk.Entry.set_visibility]. In this mode, entered text is displayed using a “invisible” character. By default, GTK picks the best invisible character that is available in the current font, but it can be changed with [method@Gtk.Entry.set_invisible_char].

`GtkEntry` has the ability to display progress or activity information behind the text. To make an entry display such information, use [ method@Gtk.Entry.set_progress_fraction] or [method@Gtk.Entry.set_progress_pulse_step].

Additionally, `GtkEntry` can show icons at either side of the entry. These icons can be activatable by clicking, can be set up as drag source and can have tooltips. To add an icon, use [method@Gtk.Entry.set_icon_from_gicon] or one of the various other functions that set an icon from an icon name or a paintable. To trigger an action when the user clicks an icon, connect to the [signal@Gtk.Entry:GtkEntry:icon-presss ] signal. To allow DND operations from an icon, use [method@Gtk.Entry.set_icon_drag_source]. To set a tooltip on an icon, use [ method@Gtk.Entry.set_icon_tooltip_text] or the corresponding function for markup.

Note that functionality or information that is only available by clicking on an icon in an entry may not be accessible at all to users which are not able to use a mouse or other pointing device. It is therefore recommended that any such functionality should also be available by other means, e.g. via the context menu of the entry.

CSS nodes

``` entry.flat[.error] ├── text[.readonly] ├── image.left ├── image.right ╰── [progress[.pulse]] ```

`GtkEntry` has a main node with the name entry. Depending on the properties of the entry, the style classes .read-only and .flat may appear. The style classes .warning and .error may also be used with entries.

When the entry shows icons, it adds subnodes with the name image and the style class .left or .right, depending on where the icon appears.

When the entry shows progress, it adds a subnode with the name progress. The node has the style class .pulse when the shown progress is pulsing.

For all the subnodes added to the text node in various situations, see [class@Gtk.Text].

GtkEntry as GtkBuildable

The `GtkEntry` implementation of the `GtkBuildable` interface supports a custom <attributes> element, which supports any number of < attribute> elements. The <attribute> element has attributes named “name“, “value“, “start“ and “end“ and allows you to specify `PangoAttribute` values for this label.

An example of a UI definition fragment specifying Pango attributes: ```xml <object class="GtkEntry"> <attributes> <attribute name="weight" value="PANGO_WEIGHT_BOLD"/> <attribute name="background" value="red" start="5" end="10"/> </attributes> < /object> ```

The start and end attributes specify the range of characters to which the Pango attribute applies. If start and end are not specified, the attribute is applied to the whole text. Note that specifying ranges does not make much sense with translatable attributes. Use markup embedded in the translatable content instead.


`GtkEntry` uses the gtk_accessible_role_text_box role.

Namespace: Gtk
Package: gtk4



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Inherited Members:

All known members inherited from class Gtk.Widget
All known members inherited from interface Gtk.CellEditable