Module: wibox.widget.imagebox

A widget to display image.

The wibox.widget.imagebox is part of the Awesome WM’s wiboxes system (see 03-declarative-layout.md).

This widget displays an image. The image can be a file, a cairo image surface, or an rsvg handle object (see the image property).

Use a wibox.widget.imagebox

Usage example

local my_imagebox = wibox.widget.imagebox(beautiful.awesome_icon, false)

Alternatively, you can declare the imagebox widget using the declarative pattern (Both codes are strictly equivalent):

local my_imagebox = wibox.widget {
    image  = beautiful.awesome_icon,
    resize = false,
    widget = wibox.widget.imagebox
}

Info:

  • Copyright: 2010 Uli Schlachter
  • Author: Uli Schlachter

Constructors

wibox.widget.imagebox ([image[, resize_allowed[, clip_shape]]]) Returns a new wibox.widget.imagebox instance.

Object properties

image image The image rendered by the imagebox.
clip_shape function or gears.shape Set a clip shape for this imagebox.
resize boolean Should the image be resized to fit into the available space?
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

:set_image (image) -> boolean Set the imagebox image.
:set_clip_shape (clip_shape) Set a clip shape for this imagebox.
:set_resize (allowed) Should the image be resized to fit into the available space?
: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.widget.imagebox ([image[, resize_allowed[, clip_shape]]])
Returns a new wibox.widget.imagebox instance.

This is the constructor of wibox.widget.imagebox. It creates a new instance of imagebox widget.

Alternatively, the declarative layout syntax can handle wibox.widget.imagebox instanciation.

The image can be a file, a cairo image surface, or an rsvg handle object (see the image property).

Any additional arguments will be passed to the clip shape function.

Parameters:

  • image image The image to display (may be nil). (optional)
  • resize_allowed boolean If false, the image will be clipped, else it will be resized to fit into the available space. (optional)
  • clip_shape function A gears.shape compatible function. (optional)

Returns:

    wibox.widget.imagebox A new wibox.widget.imagebox widget instance.

Object properties

image image · 1 signal

The image rendered by the imagebox.

It can can be any of the following:

  • A string : Interpreted as the path to an image file,
  • A cairo image surface : Directly used as is,
  • An rsvg handle object : Directly used as is,
  • nil : Unset the image.

Type constraints:

  • image image The image to render.

See also:


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Emit signals:

  • property::image When the image value changes.
    • self wibox.widget.imagebox The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
clip_shape function or gears.shape · 1 signal
Set a clip shape for this imagebox. A clip shape define an area where the content is displayed and one where it is trimmed.

Type constraints:

  • clip_shape function or gears.shape A gears.shape compatible shape function.

See also:


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Emit signals:

  • property::clip_shape When the clip_shape value changes.
    • self wibox.widget.imagebox The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value clip_shape The new value affected to the property.
resize boolean · 1 signal
Should the image be resized to fit into the available space?

Usage example

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Emit signals:

  • property::resize When the resize value changes.
    • self wibox.widget.imagebox The object which changed (useful when connecting many object to the same callback).
    • new_value resize 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.

See also:

Object methods

:set_image (image) -> boolean
Set the imagebox image.

The image can be a file, a cairo image surface, or an rsvg handle object (see the image property).

Parameters:

  • image image The image to render.

Returns:

    boolean true on success, false if the image cannot be used.

See also:

Usage:

  • my_imagebox:set_image(beautiful.awesome_icon)
  • my_imagebox:set_image('/usr/share/icons/theme/my_icon.png')
:set_clip_shape (clip_shape)
Set a clip shape for this imagebox. A clip shape define an area where the content is displayed and one where it is trimmed.

Any other parameters will be passed to the clip shape function.

Parameters:

  • clip_shape function or gears.shape A gears_shape compatible shape function.

See also:

:set_resize (allowed)
Should the image be resized to fit into the available space?

Parameters:

  • allowed boolean If false, the image will be clipped, else it will be resized to fit into the available space.
: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.

See also:

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.

See also:

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.

See also:

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.

See also:

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