View Full Version : python and GTK - how to quit gtk.main

February 1st, 2008, 09:27 PM

I'm just starting out with python and writing my first GUI with GTK and Glade.

I'm getting to understand the basics, but have hit a problem which I just can't understand why it won't work.

Here's the basic code:


import pygtk
import gtk
import gtk.glade

class Maths:

def __init__(self):
self.wTree = gtk.glade.XML('mathsglade.glade')
dic = { "on_window1_destroy" : self.exit , "on_button1_clicked" : self.exit}
self.win = self.wTree.get_widget("window1")

def exit(self, widget):
print "trying to quit....."

x = Maths()

The problem is that it won't quit. I've got the quit button linked to the handler properly as it prints the "trying to quit..." message in the terminal. But the GUI window just sits there and won't go away!!

I'm obviously doing something wrong - but can't see what it is!

Any thoughts?

RIchard James13
February 1st, 2008, 11:56 PM
When you call gtk.main_quit outside of the dic line you need to write

RIchard James13
February 2nd, 2008, 12:08 AM
Also you should not need the self.win.show() if your window is not showing after loading it go back into the glade designer and select the top level window, go to the common tab and you will find the toggle visible is set to no. Set it to yes and re-save your glade file.

February 3rd, 2008, 06:58 PM
Thanks Richard - made both changes (and updated the glade file to set to visible). Works just as I want now - cheers!