gtk.Action represents a single named action.

The main interface to an action is that it can be activated with Action.activate. This results in the 'activate' signal being emitted. An activation has a glib.Variant parameter (which may be NULL). The correct type for the parameter is determined by a static parameter type (which is given at construction time).

An action may optionally have a state, in which case the state may be set with Action.changeState. This call takes a glib.Variant The correct type for the state is determined by a static state type (which is given at construction time).

The state may have a hint associated with it, specifying its valid range.

gtk.Action is merely the interface to the concept of an action, as described above. Various implementations of actions exist, including gio.SimpleAction

In all cases, the implementing class is responsible for storing the name of the action, the parameter type, the enabled state, the optional state type and the state and emitting the appropriate signals when these change. The implementor is responsible for filtering calls to Action.activate and Action.changeState for type safety and for the state being enabled.

Probably the only useful thing to do with a gtk.Action is to put it inside of a gio.SimpleActionGroup



void activate(Variant parameter)

Activates the action.

void changeState(Variant value)

Request for the state of action to be changed to value.

GAction* getActionStruct(bool transferOwnership)

Get the main Gtk struct

bool getEnabled()

Checks if action is currently enabled.

string getName()

Queries the name of action.

VariantType getParameterType()

Queries the type of the parameter that must be given when activating action.

Variant getState()

Queries the current state of action.

Variant getStateHint()

Requests a hint about the valid range of values for the state of action.

VariantType getStateType()

Queries the type of the state of action.

void* getStruct()

the main Gtk struct as a void*

Static functions

GType getType()
bool nameIsValid(string actionName)

Checks if action_name is valid.

bool parseDetailedName(string detailedName, string actionName, Variant targetValue)

Parses a detailed action name into its separate name and target components.

string printDetailedName(string actionName, Variant targetValue)

Formats a detailed action name from action_name and target_value.