public interface SelectionModel : Object, ListModel
`GtkSelectionModel` is an interface that add support for selection to list models.
This support is then used by widgets using list models to add the ability to select and unselect various items.
GTK provides default implementations of the most common selection modes such as [class@Gtk.SingleSelection], so you will only need to implement this interface if you want detailed control about how selections should be handled.
A `GtkSelectionModel` supports a single boolean per item indicating if an item is selected or not. This can be queried via [
method@Gtk.SelectionModel.is_selected]. When the selected state of one or more items changes, the model will emit the [
GtkSelectionModel:selection-changed] signal by calling the [method@Gtk.SelectionModel.selection_changed]
function. The positions given in that signal may have their selection state changed, though that is not a requirement. If new items added to the
model via the items_changed signal are selected or not is up to the
Note that items added via items_changed may already be selected and no
GtkSelectionModel:selection-changed] will be emitted for them. So to track which items are selected, it is
necessary to listen to both signals.
Additionally, the interface can expose functionality to select and unselect items. If these functions are implemented, GTK's list widgets will allow users to select and unselect items. However, `GtkSelectionModel`s are free to only implement them partially or not at all. In that case the widgets will not support the unimplemented operations.
When selecting or unselecting is supported by a model, the return values of the selection functions do *not* indicate if selection or unselection happened. They are only meant to indicate complete failure, like when this mode of selecting is not supported by the model.
Selections may happen asynchronously, so the only reliable way to find out when an item was selected is to listen to the signals that indicate selection.