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Re: using gdk_win32_window_foreign_new_for_display

On 12.01.2017 21:41, Tilman K. wrote:
> Am 12.01.2017 um 17:11 schrieb LRN:
>> On 12.01.2017 18:20, Tilman K. wrote:
>>> Hey guys,
>>> I would like to develop the GUI for a VST synth with gtk. I need to 
>>> embed a gtk gui inside a win32 HWND parent window. I think 
>>> "gdk_win32_window_foreign_new_for_display" could be the right function 
>>> to create a GdkWindow that is embedded inside the native window. is this 
>>> correct?
>>>          auto gdkWindow = 
>>> Glib::wrap(gdk_win32_window_foreign_new_for_display(disp->gobj(),(HWND)systemWindow));
>>>          window.set_parent_window(gdkWindow);
>> You might need to use gdk_win32_window_reparent() instead of set_parent_window.
>> To be honest, the whole foreign-window embedding thing is poorly-developed. GTK
>> does use it to embed its own printer properties page contents into Windows
>> printing dialog - and it didn't really work, last time i checked.
>> Also, i think this API is going away in GTK4.
>> My current fallback plan (in case i encounter a scenario where embedding is
>> needed, and i fail to make it work, or when the time of GTK4 comes, and it has
>> no embedding) is to instead just embed a pure W32-API child button (or
>> something along these lines) that causes a normal, toplevel, non-embedded
>> GTK-based dialog to pop up.
> thanks for the reply. The function "gdk_win32_window_reparent" doesnt exist
> anymore in newer versions of gtk...

But gdk_window_reparent() does.

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