6. Resource filesΒΆ

Resource files let you parametrize aspects of the widgets in a GtkAda application without having to recompile it.

In this file, it is possible to specify visual characteristics of widgets, such as their colors and fonts. Under X, the xfontsel command allows you to easily select a font. The FontSelection widget is also a simple way to select fonts.

Here is an example of a resource file:

# application.rc
#
# resource file for "Application"

# Buttons style
style "button"
{
  # BackGround Colors
  #                  Red  Green  Blue
  bg[PRELIGHT] = { 0.0,  0.75, 0.0 } # Green when the mouse is on
                                     # the button
  bg[ACTIVE]   = { 0.75, 0.0,  0.0 } # Red on click
  # ForeGround Colors
  #                  Red  Green  Blue
  fg[PRELIGHT] = { 1.0,  1.0,  1.0 } # White when the mouse is on
                                     # the button
  fg[ACTIVE]   = { 1.0,  1.0,  1.0 } # White on click
}

# All the buttons will have the style "button"
widget_class "*GtkButton*" style "button"

# Text style
style "text"
{
  font = "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal-*-15-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
  text[NORMAL] = { 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 } # black
  fg[NORMAL]   = { 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 } # black
  base[NORMAL] = { 1.0, 1.0, 1.0 } # white : background color
}

# All Gtk_Text will have the "text" style
widget_class "*GtkText" style "text"