In these days I was looking for a simple tutorial to understand how to use GtkIconView, but the only thing I was able to find was an example in PHP-Gtk. So I decided to translate it in Python language, thinking it would be useful for other people trying to use that Gtk control. You can find the code here:
import gtk import gobject DEFAULT_IMAGE_WIDTH = 100 # Main Window setup window = gtk.Window(gtk.WINDOW_TOPLEVEL) window.set_size_request(400, 240) window.connect("destroy", gtk.main_quit) window.set_title("Python GtkIconView Test") # Add a VBox vbox = gtk.VBox() window.add(vbox) # Setup Scrolled Window scrolled_win = gtk.ScrolledWindow() scrolled_win.set_policy(gtk.POLICY_AUTOMATIC, gtk.POLICY_AUTOMATIC) # Setup ListStore to contain images and description model = gtk.ListStore(gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, gobject.TYPE_STRING) # Create a tuple with image files immagini = ( "BD786-TFR.jpg", "guido_sottozero.jpg", "IMG_0056.JPG", "movies_card.jpg" ) for im in immagini: try: pixbuf = gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file(im) pix_w = pixbuf.get_width() pix_h = pixbuf.get_height() new_h = (pix_h * DEFAULT_IMAGE_WIDTH) / pix_w # Calculate the scaled height before resizing image scaled_pix = pixbuf.scale_simple( DEFAULT_IMAGE_WIDTH, new_h, gtk.gdk.INTERP_TILES ) model.append((scaled_pix, im)) except: pass # Setup GtkIconView view = gtk.IconView(model) # Pass the model stored in a ListStore to the GtkIconView view.set_pixbuf_column(0) view.set_text_column(1) view.set_selection_mode(gtk.SELECTION_MULTIPLE) view.set_columns(0) view.set_item_width(150) # Pack objects and show them all scrolled_win.add(view) vbox.pack_start(scrolled_win) window.show_all() gtk.main()
The important thing to notice is that you have to store all the images in a GtkListStore and pass it to the GtkIconView as "model" parameter. I hope this example is clear. If you have any question, please comment this post and I'll try to answer.
This is a screenshot of this example: