Object Hierarchy:

Object hierarchy for HeaderBar


[ CCode ( type_id = "gtk_header_bar_get_type ()" ) ]
public class HeaderBar : Widget, Accessible, Buildable, ConstraintTarget

GtkHeaderBar is similar to a horizontal Box.

It allows children to be placed at the start or the end. In addition, it allows the window title to be displayed. The title will be centered with respect to the width of the box, even if the children at either side take up different amounts of space.

GtkHeaderBar can add typical window frame controls, such as minimize, maximize and close buttons, or the window icon.

For these reasons, GtkHeaderBar is the natural choice for use as the custom titlebar widget of a Window (see set_titlebar), as it gives features typical of titlebars while allowing the addition of child widgets.

The GtkHeaderBar implementation of the Buildable interface supports adding children at the start or end sides by specifying “start” or “end” as the “type” attribute of a <child> element, or setting the title widget by specifying “title” value.

By default the GtkHeaderBar uses a Label displaying the title of the window it is contained in as the title widget, equivalent to the following UI definition:

<object class="GtkHeaderBar">
<property name="title-widget">
<object class="GtkLabel">
<property name="label" translatable="yes">Label</property>
<property name="single-line-mode">True</property>
<property name="ellipsize">end</property>
<property name="width-chars">5</property>
<class name="title"/>

CSS nodes

╰── windowhandle
╰── box
├── box.start
│ ├── windowcontrols.start
│ ╰── [other children]
├── [Title Widget]
╰── box.end
├── [other children]
╰── windowcontrols.end
tains a `windowhandle` subnode, which contains a `box` subnode, which contains two `box` subnodes at the start and end of the header bar, as well as a center node that represents the title.

Each of the boxes contains a `windowcontrols` subnode, see WindowControls for details, as well as other children.


GtkHeaderBar uses the gtk_accessible_role_group role.

Namespace: Gtk
Package: gtk4



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Inherited Members:

All known members inherited from class Gtk.Widget