Module: wibox.container.constraint

Restrict a widget size using one of multiple available strategies.

Usage example

Info:

  • Copyright: 2012 Lukáš Hrázký
  • Author: Lukáš Hrázký

Constructors

wibox.container.constraint ([widget[, strategy[, width[, height]]]]) Returns a new constraint container.

Object properties

widget widget The widget to be constrained.
strategy string Set the strategy to use for the constraining.
height number Set the maximum width to val.
width number Set the maximum height to val.
children table Get or set the children elements. Inherited from wibox.widget
all_children table Get all direct and indirect children widgets. Inherited from wibox.widget
forced_height number or nil Force a widget height. Inherited from wibox.widget
forced_width number or nil Force a widget width. Inherited from wibox.widget
opacity number The widget opacity (transparency). Inherited from wibox.widget
visible boolean The widget visibility. Inherited from wibox.widget
buttons table The widget buttons. Inherited from wibox.widget

Object methods

:reset () Reset this layout.
:setup {[args]} Set a declarative widget hierarchy description. Inherited from wibox.widget
:add_button (button) Add a new awful.button to this widget. Inherited from wibox.widget
:emit_signal_recursive (signal_name, ...) Emit a signal and ensure all parent widgets in the hierarchies also forward the signal. Inherited from wibox.widget
:emit_signal (name, ...) Emit a signal. Inherited from gears.object
:connect_signal (name, func) Connect to a signal. Inherited from gears.object
:weak_connect_signal (name, func) Connect to a signal weakly. Inherited from gears.object

Signals

widget::layout_changed When the layout (size) change. Inherited from wibox.widget
widget::redraw_needed When the widget content changed. Inherited from wibox.widget
button::press When a mouse button is pressed over the widget. Inherited from wibox.widget
button::release When a mouse button is released over the widget. Inherited from wibox.widget
mouse::enter When the mouse enter a widget. Inherited from wibox.widget
mouse::leave When the mouse leave a widget. Inherited from wibox.widget


Constructors

wibox.container.constraint ([widget[, strategy[, width[, height]]]])
Returns a new constraint container.

This container will constraint the size of a widget according to the strategy. Note that this will only work for layouts that respect the widget’s size, eg. fixed layout. In layouts that don’t (fully) respect widget’s requested size, the inner widget still might get drawn with a size that does not fit the constraint, eg. in flex layout.

Parameters:

  • widget A widget to use. (optional)
  • strategy How to constraint the size. ‘max’ (default), ‘min’ or ‘exact’. (optional)
  • width The maximum width of the widget. nil for no limit. (optional)
  • height The maximum height of the widget. nil for no limit. (optional)

Returns:

    table A new constraint container

Object properties

widget (widget)
The widget to be constrained.

Type constraints:

strategy (string) · 1 signal

Set the strategy to use for the constraining. Valid values are:

  • max: Never allow the size to be larger than the limit.
  • min: Never allow the size to tbe below the limit.
  • exact: Force the widget size.

Type constraints:

  • strategy string Either ‘max’, ‘min’ or ‘exact’.

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Emit signals:

  • property::strategy When the strategy value changes.
    • self wibox.container.constraint The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value strategy The new value affected to the property.
height (number) · 1 signal
Set the maximum width to val. nil for no width limit.
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Emit signals:

  • property::height When the height value changes.
    • self wibox.container.constraint The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value height The new value affected to the property.
width (number) · 1 signal
Set the maximum height to val. nil for no height limit.
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Emit signals:

  • property::width When the width value changes.
    • self wibox.container.constraint The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value width The new value affected to the property.
children (table) · Inherited from wibox.widget
Get or set the children elements.

Type constraints:

  • children table The children.
all_children (table) · Inherited from wibox.widget
Get all direct and indirect children widgets. This will scan all containers recursively to find widgets Warning: This method it prone to stack overflow id the widget, or any of its children, contain (directly or indirectly) itself.

Type constraints:

  • children table The children.
forced_height (number or nil) · Inherited from wibox.widget
Force a widget height.

Type constraints:

  • height number or nil The height (nil for automatic)
forced_width (number or nil) · Inherited from wibox.widget
Force a widget width.

Type constraints:

  • width number or nil The width (nil for automatic)
opacity (number) · Inherited from wibox.widget
The widget opacity (transparency).

Type constraints:

  • opacity number The opacity (between 0 and 1) (default 1)
visible (boolean) · Inherited from wibox.widget
The widget visibility.
buttons (table) · Inherited from wibox.widget
The widget buttons.

The table contains a list of awful.button objects.

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Object methods

:reset ()
Reset this layout.

The widget will be unreferenced, strategy set to “max” and the constraints set to nil.

:setup {[args]} · Inherited from wibox.widget
Set a declarative widget hierarchy description. See The declarative layout system

Parameters:

  • args An array containing the widgets disposition
:add_button (button) · Inherited from wibox.widget
Add a new awful.button to this widget.

Parameters:

  • button awful.button The button to add.
:emit_signal_recursive (signal_name, ...) · Inherited from wibox.widget
Emit a signal and ensure all parent widgets in the hierarchies also forward the signal. This is useful to track signals when there is a dynamic set of containers and layouts wrapping the widget.

Parameters:

  • signal_name string
  • ... Other arguments
:emit_signal (name, ...) · Inherited from gears.object
Emit a signal.

Parameters:

  • name string The name of the signal.
  • ... Extra arguments for the callback functions. Each connected function receives the object as first argument and then any extra arguments that are given to emit_signal().
:connect_signal (name, func) · Inherited from gears.object
Connect to a signal.

Parameters:

  • name string The name of the signal.
  • func function The callback to call when the signal is emitted.
:weak_connect_signal (name, func) · Inherited from gears.object
Connect to a signal weakly.

This allows the callback function to be garbage collected and automatically disconnects the signal when that happens.

Warning: Only use this function if you really, really, really know what you are doing.

Parameters:

  • name string The name of the signal.
  • func function The callback to call when the signal is emitted.

Signals

widget::layout_changed · Inherited from wibox.widget
When the layout (size) change. This signal is emitted when the previous results of :layout() and :fit() are no longer valid. Unless this signal is emitted, :layout() and :fit() must return the same result when called with the same arguments.

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widget::redraw_needed · Inherited from wibox.widget
When the widget content changed. This signal is emitted when the content of the widget changes. The widget will be redrawn, it is not re-layouted. Put differently, it is assumed that :layout() and :fit() would still return the same results as before.

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button::press · Inherited from wibox.widget
When a mouse button is pressed over the widget.

Arguments:

  • self table The current object instance itself.
  • lx number The horizontal position relative to the (0,0) position in the widget.
  • ly number The vertical position relative to the (0,0) position in the widget.
  • button number The button number.
  • mods table The modifiers (mod4, mod1 (alt), Control, Shift)
  • find_widgets_result The entry from the result of wibox.drawable:find_widgets for the position that the mouse hit.
    • drawable wibox.drawable The drawable containing the widget.
    • widget widget The widget being displayed.
    • hierarchy wibox.hierarchy The hierarchy managing the widget’s geometry.
    • x number An approximation of the X position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • y number An approximation of the Y position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • width number An approximation of the width that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • height number An approximation of the height that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • widget_width number The exact width of the widget in its local coordinate system.
    • widget_height number The exact height of the widget in its local coordinate system.

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button::release · Inherited from wibox.widget
When a mouse button is released over the widget.

Arguments:

  • self table The current object instance itself.
  • lx number The horizontal position relative to the (0,0) position in the widget.
  • ly number The vertical position relative to the (0,0) position in the widget.
  • button number The button number.
  • mods table The modifiers (mod4, mod1 (alt), Control, Shift)
  • find_widgets_result The entry from the result of wibox.drawable:find_widgets for the position that the mouse hit.
    • drawable wibox.drawable The drawable containing the widget.
    • widget widget The widget being displayed.
    • hierarchy wibox.hierarchy The hierarchy managing the widget’s geometry.
    • x number An approximation of the X position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • y number An approximation of the Y position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • width number An approximation of the width that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • height number An approximation of the height that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • widget_width number The exact width of the widget in its local coordinate system.
    • widget_height number The exact height of the widget in its local coordinate system.

See also:

mouse::enter · Inherited from wibox.widget
When the mouse enter a widget.

Arguments:

  • self table The current object instance itself.
  • find_widgets_result The entry from the result of wibox.drawable:find_widgets for the position that the mouse hit.
    • drawable wibox.drawable The drawable containing the widget.
    • widget widget The widget being displayed.
    • hierarchy wibox.hierarchy The hierarchy managing the widget’s geometry.
    • x number An approximation of the X position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • y number An approximation of the Y position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • width number An approximation of the width that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • height number An approximation of the height that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • widget_width number The exact width of the widget in its local coordinate system.
    • widget_height number The exact height of the widget in its local coordinate system.

See also:

mouse::leave · Inherited from wibox.widget
When the mouse leave a widget.

Arguments:

  • self table The current object instance itself.
  • find_widgets_result The entry from the result of wibox.drawable:find_widgets for the position that the mouse hit.
    • drawable wibox.drawable The drawable containing the widget.
    • widget widget The widget being displayed.
    • hierarchy wibox.hierarchy The hierarchy managing the widget’s geometry.
    • x number An approximation of the X position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • y number An approximation of the Y position that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • width number An approximation of the width that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • height number An approximation of the height that the widget is visible at on the surface.
    • widget_width number The exact width of the widget in its local coordinate system.
    • widget_height number The exact height of the widget in its local coordinate system.

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