Object Hierarchy:

Gtk.Popover Gtk.Popover Gtk.Popover Gtk.Widget Gtk.Widget Gtk.Widget->Gtk.Popover GLib.InitiallyUnowned GLib.InitiallyUnowned GLib.InitiallyUnowned->Gtk.Widget GLib.Object GLib.Object GLib.Object->GLib.InitiallyUnowned Gtk.Accessible Gtk.Accessible Gtk.Accessible->Gtk.Popover Gtk.Accessible->Gtk.Widget Gtk.Buildable Gtk.Buildable Gtk.Buildable->Gtk.Popover Gtk.Buildable->Gtk.Widget Gtk.ConstraintTarget Gtk.ConstraintTarget Gtk.ConstraintTarget->Gtk.Popover Gtk.ConstraintTarget->Gtk.Widget Gtk.Native Gtk.Native Gtk.Native->Gtk.Popover Gtk.ShortcutManager Gtk.ShortcutManager Gtk.ShortcutManager->Gtk.Popover


[ CCode ( type_id = "gtk_popover_get_type ()" ) ]
public class Popover : Widget, Accessible, Buildable, ConstraintTarget, Native, ShortcutManager

`GtkPopover` is a bubble-like context popup.

![An example GtkPopover](popover.png)

It is primarily meant to provide context-dependent information or options. Popovers are attached to a parent widget. By default, they point to the whole widget area, although this behavior can be changed with [method@Gtk.Popover.set_pointing_to].

The position of a popover relative to the widget it is attached to can also be changed with [method@Gtk.Popover.set_position]

By default, `GtkPopover` performs a grab, in order to ensure input events get redirected to it while it is shown, and also so the popover is dismissed in the expected situations (clicks outside the popover, or the Escape key being pressed). If no such modal behavior is desired on a popover, [method@Gtk.Popover.set_autohide] may be called on it to tweak its behavior.

GtkPopover as menu replacement

`GtkPopover` is often used to replace menus. The best was to do this is to use the [class@Gtk.PopoverMenu] subclass which supports being populated from a `GMenuModel` with [ctor@Gtk.PopoverMenu.new_from_model].

```xml <section> <attribute name="display-hint">horizontal-buttons</attribute> <item> <attribute name="label"> Cut</attribute> <attribute name="action">app.cut</attribute> <attribute name="verb-icon">edit-cut-symbolic< /attribute> </item> <item> <attribute name="label">Copy</attribute> <attribute name="action">app.copy< /attribute> <attribute name="verb-icon">edit-copy-symbolic</attribute> </item> <item> <attribute name="label" >Paste</attribute> <attribute name="action">app.paste</attribute> <attribute name="verb-icon">edit-paste-symbolic </attribute> </item> </section> ```

CSS nodes

``` popover.background[.menu] ├── arrow ╰── contents ╰── <child> ```

`GtkPopover` has a main node with name `popover`, an arrow with name `arrow`, and another node for the content named `contents`. The `popover` node always gets the `.background` style class. It also gets the `.menu` style class if the popover is menu-like, e.g. is a [ class@Gtk.PopoverMenu].

Particular uses of `GtkPopover`, such as touch selection popups or magnifiers in `GtkEntry` or `GtkTextView` get style classes like `.touch-selection` or `.magnifier` to differentiate from plain popovers.

When styling a popover directly, the `popover` node should usually not have any background. The visible part of the popover can have a shadow. To specify it in CSS, set the box-shadow of the `contents` node.

Note that, in order to accomplish appropriate arrow visuals, `GtkPopover` uses custom drawing for the `arrow` node. This makes it possible for the arrow to change its shape dynamically, but it also limits the possibilities of styling it using CSS. In particular, the `arrow` gets drawn over the `content` node's border and shadow, so they look like one shape, which means that the border width of the `content` node and the `arrow` node should be the same. The arrow also does not support any border shape other than solid, no border-radius, only one border width ( border-bottom-width is used) and no box-shadow.

All known sub-classes:

Namespace: Gtk
Package: gtk4



Creation methods:



Inherited Members:

All known members inherited from class Gtk.Widget
All known members inherited from interface Gtk.Native
All known members inherited from interface Gtk.ShortcutManager