Object Hierarchy:

Object hierarchy for Scale


[ CCode ( type_id = "gtk_scale_get_type ()" ) ]
public class Scale : Range, Accessible, Buildable, ConstraintTarget, Orientable

A `GtkScale` is a slider control used to select a numeric value.

![An example GtkScale](scales.png)

To use it, you’ll probably want to investigate the methods on its base class, [class@GtkRange], in addition to the methods for `GtkScale` itself. To set the value of a scale, you would normally use [method@Gtk.Range.set_value]. To detect changes to the value, you would normally use the [signal@Gtk.Range:GtkScale:value-changed] signal.

Note that using the same upper and lower bounds for the `GtkScale` (through the `GtkRange` methods) will hide the slider itself. This is useful for applications that want to show an undeterminate value on the scale, without changing the layout of the application (such as movie or music players).

GtkScale as GtkBuildable

`GtkScale` supports a custom <marks> element, which can contain multiple <mark> elements. The “value” and “position” attributes have the same meaning as [method@Gtk.Scale.add_mark] parameters of the same name. If the element is not empty, its content is taken as the markup to show at the mark. It can be translated with the usual ”translatable” and “context” attributes.

CSS nodes

``` scale.fine-tune[.marks-after] ├── value.right[.left] ├── │ ├── mark │ ┊ ├── [ label] │ ┊ ╰── indicator ┊ ┊ │ ╰── mark ├── marks.bottom │ ├── mark │ ┊ ├── indicator │ ┊ ╰── [label] ┊ ┊ │ ╰── mark ╰── trough ├── [fill] ├── [highlight] ╰── slider ```

`GtkScale` has a main CSS node with name scale and a subnode for its contents, with subnodes named trough and slider.

The main node gets the style class .fine-tune added when the scale is in 'fine-tuning' mode.

If the scale has an origin (see [method@Gtk.Scale.set_has_origin]), there is a subnode with name highlight below the trough node that is used for rendering the highlighted part of the trough.

If the scale is showing a fill level (see [method@Gtk.Range.set_show_fill_level]), there is a subnode with name fill below the trough node that is used for rendering the filled in part of the trough.

If marks are present, there is a marks subnode before or after the trough node, below which each mark gets a node with name mark. The marks nodes get either the .top or .bottom style class.

The mark node has a subnode named indicator. If the mark has text, it also has a subnode named label. When the mark is either above or left of the scale, the label subnode is the first when present. Otherwise, the indicator subnode is the first.

The main CSS node gets the 'marks-before' and/or 'marks-after' style classes added depending on what marks are present.

If the scale is displaying the value (see [property@Gtk.Scale:draw-value]), there is subnode with name value. This node will get the .top or .bottom style classes similar to the marks node.


`GtkScale` uses the gtk_accessible_role_slider 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.Orientable