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gtk.RecentChooserMenu — Displays recently used files in a menu (new in PyGTK 2.10)


class gtk.RecentChooserMenu(gtk.Menu, gtk.RecentChooser):
def get_show_numbers()
def set_show_numbers(show_numbers)


+-- gobject.GObject
  +-- gtk.Object
    +-- gtk.Widget
      +-- gtk.Container
        +-- gtk.MenuShell
          +-- gtk.Menu
            +-- gtk.RecentChooserMenu (implements gtk.RecentChooser)

Implemented Interfaces

gtk.RecentChooserMenu implements gtk.Buildable

gtk.RecentChooserMenu Properties

gtk.RecentChooser Properties

gtk.Object Properties

gtk.Widget Properties

gtk.Container Properties

gtk.MenuShell Properties

gtk.Menu Properties

"show-numbers"Read-WriteWhether the first ten items in the menu should be prepended by a number acting as a unique mnemonic. This property is available in GTK+ 2.10 and above.

gtk.RecentChooserMenu Style Properties

gtk.Widget Style Properties

gtk.Menu Style Properties

gtk.RecentChooserMenu Child Properties

gtk.Menu Child Properties

gtk.RecentChooserMenu Signal Prototypes

gobject.GObject Signal Prototypes

gtk.Object Signal Prototypes

gtk.Widget Signal Prototypes

gtk.Container Signal Prototypes

gtk.MenuShell Signal Prototypes

gtk.Menu Signal Prototypes

gtk.RecentChooser Signal Prototypes


gtk.RecentChooserMenu is a widget suitable for displaying recently used files inside a menu. It can be used to set a sub-menu of a gtk.MenuItem using gtk.MenuItem.set_submenu(), or as the menu of a gtk.MenuToolButton.

Note that gtk.RecentChooserMenu does not have any methods of its own. Instead, you should use the functions that work on a gtk.RecentChooser.

Recently used files are supported since GTK+ 2.10.




manager :

a gtk.RecentManager

Returns :

a new gtk.RecentChooserMenu, bound to manager.


This constructor is available in PyGTK 2.10 and above.

Creates a new gtk.RecentChooserMenu widget using manager as the underlying recently used resources manager.

This is useful if you have implemented your own recent manager, or if you have a customized instance of a gtk.RecentManager object or if you wish to share a common gtk.RecentManager object among multiple gtk.RecentChooser widgets.



    def get_show_numbers()

Returns :

True if numbers should be shown.


This method is available in PyGTK 2.10 and above.

Returns the value set by gtk.RecentChooserMenu.set_show_numbers().


    def set_show_numbers(show_numbers)

show_numbers :

whether to show numbers


This method is available in PyGTK 2.10 and above.

Sets whether a number should be added to the items of menu. The numbers are shown to provide a unique character for a mnemonic to be used inside the menu item's label. Only the first the items get a number to avoid clashes.

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