|A container which allows you to position widgets at fixed coordinates|
For most applications, you should not use this container! It keeps you from having to learn about the other Gtk+ containers, but it results in broken applications. With Fixed, the following things will result in truncated text, overlapping widgets, and other display bugs:
In addition, the fixed widget can't properly be mirrored in right-to-left languages such as Hebrew and Arabic. i.e. normally Gtk+ will flip the interface to put labels to the right of the thing they label, but it can't do that with Fixed. So your application will not be usable in right-to-left languages.
Finally, fixed positioning makes it kind of annoying to add/remove GUI elements, since you have to reposition all the other elements. This is a long-term maintenance problem for your application.
If you know none of these things are an issue for your application, and prefer the simplicity of Fixed, by all means use the widget. But you should be aware of the tradeoffs.
|class ContainerClass o => FixedClass o|
|castToFixed :: GObjectClass obj => obj -> Fixed|
|toFixed :: FixedClass o => o -> Fixed|
|fixedNew :: IO Fixed|
|Creates a new Fixed.|
|fixedSetHasWindow :: FixedClass self => self -> Bool -> IO ()|
Sets whether the Fixed widget is created with a separate DrawWindow for its window or not. (By default, it will be created with no separate DrawWindow). This function must be called while the Fixed is not realized, for instance, immediately after the window is created.
This function was added to provide an easy migration path for older applications which may expect Fixed to have a separate window.
|fixedGetHasWindow :: FixedClass self => self -> IO Bool|
|Gets whether the Fixed has its own DrawWindow. See fixedSetHasWindow.|
|fixedHasWindow :: FixedClass self => Attr self Bool|
|'hasWindow' property. See fixedGetHasWindow and fixedSetHasWindow|
|fixedChildX :: (FixedClass self, WidgetClass child) => child -> Attr self Int|
X position of child widget.
Default value: 0
|fixedChildY :: (FixedClass self, WidgetClass child) => child -> Attr self Int|
Y position of child widget.
Default value: 0
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