View Full Version : [SOLVED] VALID_ITER error for GtkListStore selection

January 30th, 2010, 02:59 AM
I want to change the value of one field of the currently selected row in a view of a GtkListStore

The following code produces an error:-
Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_list_store_set_valist: assertion `VALID_ITER (iter, list_store)' failed

selection = gtk_tree_view_get_selection(view);
if(gtk_tree_selection_get_selected(selection, &model, &iter))
gtk_list_store_set(liststore, &iter, COL_TAG, TRUE, -1);
NOTE The iter is valid, because I can use it to get values with gtk_tree_model_get()

If I convert the iter to a path, then back to an iter it works:-

selection = gtk_tree_view_get_selection(view);
if(gtk_tree_selection_get_selected(selection, &model, &iter))
path = gtk_tree_model_get_path(model, &iter);
gtk_tree_model_get_iter(GTK_TREE_MODEL(liststore), &iter2, path);
gtk_tree_path_free (path);

gtk_list_store_set(liststore, &iter2, COL_TAG, TRUE, -1);
Can anyone explain why the first code does not work?
Is this a GTK error, or do I not understand?

January 31st, 2010, 02:04 AM
I have some more insight into the reason for the failure.
The view is based on a GtkTreeModelFilter, so I guess the iter is pointing to this, rather than the underlying model (but I still think this is a bug).

A related issue, to get the GtkListStore from the model, obtained with gtk_tree_view_get_model(view) I need to do the following:-

GtkListStore *liststore =
GTK_LIST_STORE(gtk_tree_model_filter_get_model(GTK _TREE_MODEL_FILTER(model)));

February 1st, 2010, 08:16 AM
It is a bit complex, true, but GtkTreeModelFilter is just a GtkTreeModel which wraps around another GtkTreeModel to enable filtering. The filter is the underlying model for the GtkTreeView, hence all operations which return references to the underlying model return references to the filter. In order to convert from the filter's iter to one for the underlying model use gtk_tree_model_filter_convert_iter_to_child_iter (http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/unstable/GtkTreeModelFilter.html#gtk-tree-model-filter-convert-iter-to-child-iter).

February 2nd, 2010, 08:00 AM
I have included
in my code, and this makes things clearer.