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A custom GTK widget; horizontal slider with stars for rating an item
#!/usr/bin/env python
StarHScale a Horizontal slider that uses stars
Copyright (C) 2006 Mark Mruss <>
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
If you find any bugs or have any suggestions email: selsine@gmail.coim
Modified from
import gtk
from gtk import gdk
raise SystemExit
if gtk.pygtk_version < (2, 0):
print "PyGtk 2.0 or later required for this widget"
raise SystemExit
allocHeight = 1
allocWidth = 1
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class StarHScale(gtk.Widget):
"""A horizontal Scale Widget that attempts to mimic the star
rating scheme used in iTunes"""
__gtype_name__ = 'StarHScale'
def __init__(self, max_stars=5, stars=0):
"""Initialization, numstars is the total number
of stars that may be visible, and stars is the current
number of stars to draw"""
#Initialize the Widget
self.max_stars = max_stars
self.stars = stars
# Init the list to blank
self.sizes = []
for count in range(0,self.max_stars):
self.sizes.append((count * PIXMAP_SIZE) + BORDER_WIDTH)
def do_realize(self):
"""Called when the widget should create all of its
windowing resources. We will create our gtk.gdk.Window
and load our star pixmap."""
# First set an internal flag showing that we're realized
self.set_flags(self.flags() | gtk.REALIZED)
# Create a new gdk.Window which we can draw on.
# Also say that we want to receive exposure events
# and button click and button press events
self.window = gtk.gdk.Window(
event_mask=self.get_events() | gtk.gdk.EXPOSURE_MASK
# Associate the gdk.Window with ourselves, Gtk+ needs a reference
# between the widget and the gdk window
# Attach the style to the gdk.Window, a style contains colors and
# GC contextes used for drawing
# The default color of the background should be what
# the style (theme engine) tells us., gtk.STATE_NORMAL)
# load the star xpm
self.pixmap, mask = gtk.gdk.pixmap_create_from_xpm_d(
# is a gtk.Style object, is
# an array or graphic contexts used for drawing the forground
# colours
self.gc =[gtk.STATE_NORMAL]
self.connect("motion_notify_event", self.motion_notify_event)
def do_unrealize(self):
# The do_unrealized method is responsible for freeing the GDK resources
# De-associate the window we created in do_realize with ourselves
def do_size_request(self, requisition):
"""From The do_size_request method Gtk+ is calling
on a widget to ask it the widget how large it wishes to be.
It's not guaranteed that gtk+ will actually give this size
to the widget. So we will send gtk+ the size needed for
the maximum amount of stars"""
requisition.height = PIXMAP_SIZE
requisition.width = (PIXMAP_SIZE * self.max_stars) + (BORDER_WIDTH * 2)
self.allocHeight = requisition.height
self.allocWidth = requisition.width
def do_size_allocate(self, allocation):
"""The do_size_allocate is called by when the actual
size is known and the widget is told how much space
could actually be allocated Save the allocated space
self.allocation = allocation. The following code is
identical to the example"""
self.allocation = allocation
if self.flags() & gtk.REALIZED:
def do_expose_event(self, event):
"""This is where the widget must draw itself."""
#Draw the correct number of stars. Each time you draw another star
#move over by 22 pixels. which is the size of the star.
for count in range(0,self.stars):
self.window.draw_drawable(self.gc, self.pixmap, 0, 0
, self.sizes[count]
, 0,-1, -1)
def motion_notify_event(self, widget, event):
# if this is a hint, then let's get all the necessary
# information, if not it's all we need.
if event.is_hint:
x, y, state = event.window.get_pointer()
x = event.x
y = event.y
state = event.state
new_stars = 0
if (x >= 0 and x <= self.allocWidth ) and (y >= 0 and y <= self.allocHeight):
#if (state & gtk.gdk.POINTER_MOTION_HINT_MASK): #& gtk.gdk.BUTTON1_MASK &
# loop through the sizes and see if the
# number of stars should change
# self.check_for_new_stars(event.x)
def do_button_press_event(self, event):
"""The button press event virtual method"""
# make sure it was the first button
if event.button == 1:
#check for new stars
return True
def check_for_new_stars(self, xPos):
"""This function will determin how many stars
will be show based on an x coordinate. If the
number of stars changes the widget will be invalidated
and the new number drawn"""
# loop through the sizes and see if the
# number of stars should change
new_stars = 0
for size in self.sizes:
if (xPos < size):
# we've reached the star number
new_stars = new_stars + 1
#set the new value
def set_value(self, value):
"""Sets the current number of stars that will be
drawn. If the number is different then the current
number the widget will be redrawn"""
if (value >= 0):
if (self.stars != value):
self.stars = value
#check for the maximum
if (self.stars > self.max_stars):
self.stars = self.max_stars
# redraw the widget
def redraw_canvas(self):
if self.window:
# alloc = self.get_allocation()
rect = gdk.Rectangle(0, 0, self.allocWidth, self.allocHeight)
self.window.invalidate_rect(rect, True)
def get_value(self):
"""Get the current number of stars displayed"""
return self.stars
def set_max_value(self, max_value):
"""set the maximum number of stars"""
if (self.max_stars != max_value):
#Save the old max incase it is less then the
#current number of stars, in which case we will
#have to redraw
if (max_value > 0):
self.max_stars = max_value
#reinit the sizes list (should really be a sperate function
self.sizes = []
for count in range(0,self.max_stars):
self.sizes.append((count * PIXMAP_SIZE) + BORDER_WIDTH)
#do we have to change the current number of stars?
if (self.stars > self.max_stars):
def get_max_value(self):
"""Get the maximum number of stars that can be shown"""
return self.max_stars
if __name__ == "__main__":
# register the class as a Gtk widget
win = gtk.Window()
win.connect('delete-event', gtk.main_quit)
starScale = StarHScale(5,0)
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