14. IconView

A Gtk.IconView is a widget that displays a collection of icons in a grid view. It supports features such as drag and drop, multiple selections and item reordering.

Similarly to Gtk.TreeView, Gtk.IconView uses a Gtk.ListStore for its model. Instead of using cell renderers, Gtk.IconView requires that one of the columns in its Gtk.ListStore contains GdkPixbuf.Pixbuf objects.

Gtk.IconView supports numerous selection modes to allow for either selecting multiple icons at a time, restricting selections to just one item or disallowing selecting items completely. To specify a selection mode, the Gtk.IconView.set_selection_mode() method is used with one of the Gtk.SelectionMode selection modes.

14.1. Example

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import gi
gi.require_version('Gtk', '3.0')
from gi.repository import Gtk
from gi.repository.GdkPixbuf import Pixbuf

icons = ["edit-cut", "edit-paste", "edit-copy"]

class IconViewWindow(Gtk.Window):

  def __init__(self):
    Gtk.Window.__init__(self)
    self.set_default_size(200, 200)

    liststore = Gtk.ListStore(Pixbuf, str)
    iconview = Gtk.IconView.new()
    iconview.set_model(liststore)
    iconview.set_pixbuf_column(0)
    iconview.set_text_column(1)

    for icon in icons:
        pixbuf = Gtk.IconTheme.get_default().load_icon(icon, 64, 0)
        liststore.append([pixbuf, "Label"])

    self.add(iconview)

win = IconViewWindow()
win.connect("delete-event", Gtk.main_quit)
win.show_all()
Gtk.main()