public class SearchEntry : Widget, Accessible, Buildable, ConstraintTarget, Editable
`GtkSearchEntry` is an entry widget that has been tailored for use as a search entry.
The main API for interacting with a `GtkSearchEntry` as entry is the `GtkEditable` interface.
![An example GtkSearchEntry](search-entry.png)
It will show an inactive symbolic “find” icon when the search entry is empty, and a symbolic “clear” icon when there is text. Clicking on the “clear” icon will empty the search entry.
To make filtering appear more reactive, it is a good idea to not react to every change in the entry text immediately, but only after a short
delay. To support this, `GtkSearchEntry` emits the [signal@Gtk.SearchEntry:
GtkSearchEntry:search-changed] signal which can be used
instead of the [signal@Gtk.Editable:
GtkSearchEntry:next-match] and [
GtkSearchEntry:stop-search] signals can be used to implement moving between search results and ending the
Often, `GtkSearchEntry` will be fed events by means of being placed inside a [class@Gtk.SearchBar]. If that is not the case, you can use [ method@Gtk.SearchEntry.set_key_capture_widget] to let it capture key input from another widget.
`GtkSearchEntry` provides only minimal API and should be used with the [iface@Gtk.Editable] API.
``` entry.search ╰── text ```
`GtkSearchEntry` has a single CSS node with name entry that carries a `.search` style class, and the text node is a child of that.
`GtkSearchEntry` uses the gtk_accessible_role_search_box role.