Module: wibox.container.place

A container used to place smaller widgets into larger space.

Class Hierarchy

Info:

Constructors

wibox.container.place (widget, halign, valign) Returns a new place container.

Object properties

widget widget or nil The widget to be placed.
valign string The vertical alignment.
halign string The horizontal alignment.
fill_vertical boolean Fill the vertical space.
fill_horizontal boolean Fill the horizontal space.
content_fill_vertical boolean Stretch the contained widget so it takes all the vertical space.
content_fill_horizontal boolean Stretch the contained widget so it takes all the horizontal space.
children table Get or set the children elements. Inherited from wibox.widget.base
all_children table Get all direct and indirect children widgets. Inherited from wibox.widget.base
forced_height number or nil Force a widget height. Inherited from wibox.widget.base
forced_width number or nil Force a widget width. Inherited from wibox.widget.base
opacity number The widget opacity (transparency). Inherited from wibox.widget.base
visible boolean The widget visibility. Inherited from wibox.widget.base
buttons table The widget buttons. Inherited from wibox.widget.base

Object methods

:reset () Reset this layout.
:add_button (button) Add a new awful.button to this widget. Inherited from wibox.widget.base
:emit_signal_recursive (signal_name, ...) Emit a signal and ensure all parent widgets in the hierarchies also forward the signal. Inherited from wibox.widget.base
:index (widget, recursive, ...) -> (number, widget, table) Get the index of a widget. Inherited from wibox.widget.base
: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
:disconnect_signal (name, func) Disonnect from a signal. Inherited from gears.object
:emit_signal (name, ...) Emit a signal. Inherited from gears.object

Signals

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


Constructors

🔗 wibox.container.place (widget, halign, valign)
Returns a new place container.

Parameters:

Name Type(s) Description Default value
widget Optional widget The widget to display. Undefined
halign Optional string The horizontal alignment "center"
valign Optional string The vertical alignment "center"

Returns:

    table A new place container.

Object properties

🔗 widget widget or nil
The widget to be placed.

Constraints:

Default value : nil
🔗 valign string · 1 signal
The vertical alignment.

Constraints:

Default value : "center"
Valid values:
"top"
"center"
"bottom"

Usage:

    for _, i in ipairs {"top", "center", "bottom"} do
        local w = wibox.widget {
            {
                {
                    image         = beautiful.awesome_icon,
                    forced_height = 30,
                    forced_width  = 30,
                    widget        = wibox.widget.imagebox
                },
                valign = i,
                widget = wibox.container.place
            },
            bg     = beautiful.bg_normal,
            widget = wibox.container.background
        }
    end

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Emit signals:

  • property::valign When the valign value changes.
    • self wibox.container.place The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value valign The new value affected to the property.
🔗 halign string · 1 signal
The horizontal alignment.

Constraints:

Default value : "center"
Valid values:
"left"
"center"
"right"

Usage:

    for _, i in ipairs {"left", "center", "right"} do
        local w = wibox.widget {
            {
                {
                    image         = beautiful.awesome_icon,
                    forced_height = 30,
                    forced_width  = 30,
                    widget        = wibox.widget.imagebox
                },
                halign = i,
                widget = wibox.container.place
            },
            bg     = beautiful.bg_normal,
            widget = wibox.container.background
        }
    end

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Emit signals:

  • property::halign When the halign value changes.
    • self wibox.container.place The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value halign The new value affected to the property.
🔗 fill_vertical boolean · 1 signal
Fill the vertical space.

Constraints:

Default value : false
Valid values : true or false.

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Emit signals:

  • property::fill_vertical When the fill_vertical value changes.
    • self wibox.container.place The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value fill_vertical The new value affected to the property.
🔗 fill_horizontal boolean · 1 signal
Fill the horizontal space.

Constraints:

Default value : false
Valid values : true or false.

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Emit signals:

🔗 content_fill_vertical boolean · 1 signal
Stretch the contained widget so it takes all the vertical space.

Constraints:

Default value : false
Valid values : true or false.

Usage:

    for _, i in ipairs {true, false} do
        local w = wibox.widget {
            {
                {
                    image         = beautiful.awesome_icon,
                    forced_height = 30,
                    forced_width  = 30,
                    widget        = wibox.widget.imagebox
                },
                bg     = "#ff0000",
                widget = wibox.container.background
            },
            content_fill_vertical = i,
            widget = wibox.container.place
        }
    end

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Emit signals:

🔗 content_fill_horizontal boolean · 1 signal
Stretch the contained widget so it takes all the horizontal space.

Constraints:

Default value : false
Valid values : true or false.

Usage:

    for _, i in ipairs {true, false} do
        local w = wibox.widget {
            {
                {
                    image         = beautiful.awesome_icon,
                    forced_height = 30,
                    forced_width  = 30,
                    widget        = wibox.widget.imagebox
                },
                bg     = "#ff0000",
                widget = wibox.container.background
            },
            content_fill_horizontal = i,
            widget = wibox.container.place
        }
    end

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Emit signals:

🔗 children table · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
Get or set the children elements.

Constraints:

Default value : {}
Table content : A list of wibox.widget.

See also:

all_children Get all direct and indirect children widgets. object properties
🔗 all_children table · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
Get all direct and indirect children widgets. This will scan all containers recursively to find widgets Warning: This method it prone to stack overflow if there is a loop in the widgets hierarchy. A hierarchy loop is when a widget, or any of its children, contain (directly or indirectly) itself.

Constraints:

Default value : {}
Table content : A list of wibox.widget.

See also:

children Get or set the children elements. object properties
🔗 forced_height number or nil · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
Force a widget height.

Constraints:

Default value : nil
Type description:
nil : Let the layout decide the height. Usually using the widget native height.
number : Enforce a number of pixels.
Unit : pixel
Negative allowed : false

See also:

forced_width Force a widget width. object properties
🔗 forced_width number or nil · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
Force a widget width.

Constraints:

Default value : nil
Type description:
nil : Let the layout decide the width. Usually using the widget native width.
number : Enforce a number of pixels.
Unit : pixel
Negative allowed : false

See also:

forced_height Force a widget height. object properties
🔗 opacity number · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
The widget opacity (transparency).

Constraints:

Default value : 1.0
Unit : A gradient between transparent (0.0) and opaque (1.0).
Minimum value : 0.0
Maximum value : 1.0

See also:

visible The widget visibility. object properties
🔗 visible boolean · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
The widget visibility.

Constraints:

Default value : true
Valid values : true or false.

See also:

opacity The widget opacity (transparency). object properties
🔗 buttons table · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
The widget buttons.

The table contains a list of awful.button objects.

Constraints:

Default value : {}
Table content : A list of awful.button.

See also:

awful.button Create easily new buttons objects ignoring certain modifiers. module

Object methods

🔗 :reset ()
Reset this layout. The widget will be removed and the rotation reset.
🔗 :add_button (button) · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
Add a new awful.button to this widget.

Parameters:

Name Type(s) Description
button awful.button The button to add.
🔗 :emit_signal_recursive (signal_name, ...) · Inherited from wibox.widget.base

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.

Note that this function has some flaws:

  1. The signal is only forwarded once the widget tree has been built. This happens after all currently scheduled functions have been executed. Therefore, it will not start to work right away.
  2. In case the widget is present multiple times in a single widget tree, this function will also forward the signal multiple times (once per upward tree path).
  3. If the widget is removed from the widget tree, the signal is still forwarded for some time, similar to the first case.

Parameters:

Name Type(s) Description
signal_name string
... Other arguments
🔗 :index (widget, recursive, ...) -> (number, widget, table) · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
Get the index of a widget.

Parameters:

Name Type(s) Description
widget widget The widget to look for.
recursive Optional boolean Recursively check accross the sub-widgets hierarchy.
... Optional widget Additional widgets to add at the end of the sub-widgets hierarchy "path".

Returns:

  1. number The widget index.
  2. widget The parent widget.
  3. table The hierarchy path between "self" and "widget".
🔗 :connect_signal (name, func) · Inherited from gears.object

Connect to a signal.

Usage example output:

In slot [obj]   nil nil nil
In slot [obj]   foo bar 42

Parameters:

Name Type(s) Description
name string The name of the signal.
func function The callback to call when the signal is emitted.

Usage:

    local o = gears.object{}
    -- Function can be attached to signals
    local function slot(obj, a, b, c)
        print("In slot", obj, a, b, c)
    end
    o:connect_signal("my_signal", slot)
    -- Emitting can be done without arguments. In that case, the object will be
    -- implicitly added as an argument.
    o:emit_signal "my_signal"
    -- It is also possible to add as many random arguments are required.
    o:emit_signal("my_signal", "foo", "bar", 42)
    -- Finally, to allow the object to be garbage collected (the memory freed), it
    -- is necessary to disconnect the signal or use weak_connect_signal
    o:disconnect_signal("my_signal", slot)
    -- This time, the slot wont be called as it is no longer connected.
    o:emit_signal "my_signal"
🔗 :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 Type(s) Description
name string The name of the signal.
func function The callback to call when the signal is emitted.
🔗 :disconnect_signal (name, func) · Inherited from gears.object
Disonnect from a signal.

Parameters:

Name Type(s) Description
name string The name of the signal.
func function The callback that should be disconnected.
🔗 :emit_signal (name, ...) · Inherited from gears.object
Emit a signal.

Parameters:

Name Type(s) Description
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()

Signals

🔗 widget::layout_changed · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
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.

See also:

widget::redraw_needed When the widget content changed. signals
🔗 widget::redraw_needed · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
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.

See also:

widget::layout_changed When the layout (size) change. signals
🔗 button::press · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
When a mouse button is pressed over the widget.

Arguments:

Name Type(s) Description
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 table The entry from the result of wibox: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 Manipulate and inspect the mouse cursor. module
🔗 button::release · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
When a mouse button is released over the widget.

Arguments:

Name Type(s) Description
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 table The entry from the result of wibox: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 Manipulate and inspect the mouse cursor. module
🔗 mouse::enter · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
When the mouse enter a widget.

Arguments:

Name Type(s) Description
self table The current object instance itself.
find_widgets_result table The entry from the result of wibox: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 Manipulate and inspect the mouse cursor. module
🔗 mouse::leave · Inherited from wibox.widget.base
When the mouse leave a widget.

Arguments:

Name Type(s) Description
self table The current object instance itself.
find_widgets_result table The entry from the result of wibox: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 Manipulate and inspect the mouse cursor. module
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