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Divyanshu Shekhar
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GTK Button & Signal – GUI Programming In C

A Button is a standard GTK Widget, and supports many features like:

1.You can change the label of the Button
2.Change the appearance of the Button
3.Provide a keyboard shortcut for the Button
4.Also, Disable the Button and Activate when a condition is fulfilled

Creating GTK Button

In the previous blog about GTK, we just created a new window. Now we will create a labeled button and display it on the same window.

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

int main(int argc,char *argv[])
    GtkWidget *win = gtk_window_new(GTK_WINDOW_TOPLEVEL);
    GtkWidget *btn = gtk_button_new_with_label("Click Here");
    return 0;
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GtkWidget *btn = gtk_button_new_with_label("Click Here"); – In the GTK library, there is a standard function to create buttons i.e gtk_button_new function, but the newer version of GTK provides us with gtk_button_new_with_label allows us to add a text label to the button at the same time we create the button.

gtk_container_add(GTK_CONTAINER(win),btn); – The gtk_container_add function places the button inside the window, that we have created.

gtk_widget_show_all(win); – Previous blog, we used gtk_widget_show and this time it is replaced by gtk_widget_show_all. This function tells GTK to show all the named widgets and also the widget that the named widget contains.

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