Declaration [src]

gtk_widget_child_focus (
  GtkWidget* widget,
  GtkDirectionType direction

Description [src]

Called by widgets as the user moves around the window using keyboard shortcuts.

The direction argument indicates what kind of motion is taking place (up, down, left, right, tab forward, tab backward).

This function calls the Gtk.WidgetClass.focus virtual function; widgets can override the virtual function in order to implement appropriate focus behavior.

The default focus() virtual function for a widget should return TRUE if moving in direction left the focus on a focusable location inside that widget, and FALSE if moving in direction moved the focus outside the widget. When returning TRUE, widgets normally call gtk_widget_grab_focus() to place the focus accordingly; when returning FALSE, they don’t modify the current focus location.

This function is used by custom widget implementations; if you’re writing an app, you’d use gtk_widget_grab_focus() to move the focus to a particular widget.



Type: GtkDirectionType

Direction of focus movement.

Return value

Type: gboolean

TRUE if focus ended up inside widget.