I agree that setting this up is a bit too complex, and it would be nice if
there was a standalone widget that this everything for you.

Meanwhile I tried converting your widget into C (with the intention of
replacing the font selection widget in gucharmap), and something is not
working. I get lots of warnings about:

(gucharmap:30880): Gtk-CRITICAL **: 17:41:07.804: gtk_entry_set_text:
assertion 'text != NULL' failed

This happens e.g. when I'm using the up down arrows within the text entry.
Btw, this happens also if I only replace (without setting up all the
connections), gtk_combo_box_new() with gtk_combo_box_new_with_entry(). I'm
still trying to figure out what went wrong.


On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 2:25 PM Reuben Rissler <sil...@emypeople.net> wrote:

> On 07/27/2018 12:15 AM, Dov Grobgeld wrote:
> Thanks. This is exactly what I was looking for! I didn't realize that a
> combobox can be attached to a model, and that a model can be filtered.
> Gtk models are powerful, but with great power comes great complexity ;)
> Imo multiple partial string match should be default behavior, which it is
> unfortunately not. E.g. inkscape only matches in the beginning of the
> string.
> Agreed.
> Is there a GNOME guide line about this?
> Not that I have seen in my travels using Gtk.
> I came up with this tool out of necessity for my accounting/small business
> system. I never gave it a thought somebody else would find it useful until
> your post to this mailing list. When you posted, I thought you might find
> this interesting. So would this be useful to a wider audience? I don't know
> if the Gtk devs would consider making a special combo with this feature, as
> it seems so easy to setup. After you know how :)
> Glad to be of help,
> Reuben
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