Re: size

 This can be easily solved by setting up a code-snippets and howto 
page, where people can submit their stuff, like authors can now submit 
their projects.

 You will find yourselves with a good bunch of them, even though they 
might sometimes overlap.

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On 1/18/00, 11:06:11 AM, Havoc Pennington <> wrote 
regarding Re: size:

> Greg Suing <> writes:
> > Why do questions such as this _never_ get answered on this list?
> >

> This is the kind of question that's been answered two dozen times - so
> the 25th and 26th time no one feels like it. :-( Nonetheless like most
> FAQs it is not a stupid question, just a question that everyone find
> themselves asking.

> > It's difficult to get started with Gnome programming due to minimal
> > documentation.  Answers to questions like these help new programmers
> > get started.  When they aren't answered, it's very discouraging.
> >

> Indeed, documentation is important. In particular I wish our FAQ had
> more stuff in it.

> Anyway, widget->allocation is a good way to get the current size of a
> widget. It does depend on your toplevel window already being mapped
> though. If you want to "track" the size of a widget then connect to
> size_allocate and update some variables whenever the size changes.

> Havoc

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