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comboboxentry - glade - ruby - guide

  1. 1. A Exercise on Interdependent select (or chained select) using ComboBoxEntry in Glade3 And Ruby Core: w are going to develop chained selection module using comboboxentry . In first comboboxentry, will list out countries names, when user select any one of countries from this list, application will display another dependent comboboxentry. The second comboboxentry have to list out “states” which are all corresponding to selected country in first comboboxentry box. Then it will be displayed , third comboboxentry & it will list out cities corresponding to the selected state in second comboboxentry box. How to install ruby : $sudo apt-get install ruby How to install glade : $sudo apt-get install glade Or goto 'synaptic package mamager' and find glade3, select mark for installation and click 'Apply' button. ruby-glade-create-template command : To run this command we have to install ruby package, $sudo apt-get install libglade2-ruby How to install active-record : $sudo apt-get install rubygems $sudo gem install activerecord Error : While installing activerecord , it will show following error:
  2. 2. usr/bin/gem:10: undefined method `manage_gems' for Gem:Module (NoMethodError) For that do the following: $sudo gedit /usr/bin/gem add the following two lines in top of the coding : require 'rubygems' require 'rubygems/gem_runner' and comment the next line by #Gem.manage_gems Glade Guide 1). Drag and drop “Window” from Top Level Window 2). Place “Fixed Layer” from Container in window 3). Take three “ComboBoxEntry” and place in window. 4). Set lable name to each comboboxentry and comboboxentry-entry1 to identify. Signal: set “changed “ signal to all comboboxentry widget. And save it as “” Open Glade3 from Programming Application
  3. 3. Opened Glade Window Select Window Widget and drop in design area
  4. 4. Drag and drop “fixed” widget and plce inside toplevel window Take comboboxentry
  5. 5. Change your comboboxentry widget label name to identify Allign and customize comboboxentry widget box size
  6. 6. Set 'change siganl' to all comboboxentry from the “Signal”menu side panel
  7. 7. Drag and drop the 'Label' widget & change label name & allign it. Final design view
  8. 8. Ruby Guide $ ruby-glade-create-template > combo.rb Initialize Method : Add one line inside initialize method as follow . @glade[“Window1”].show_all “Window1” is a default lable name of top level window. If u want change that lable name... Program : # Active Record require 'libglade2' require 'rubygems' require 'active_record' ActiveRecord::Base.logger = ActiveRecord::Base.colorize_logging = false ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection( :adapter => quot;mysqlquot;, :encoding => quot;utf8quot;, :database => quot;countryquot;, :username => quot;rootquot;, :password =>quot;passwordquot;, :socket => quot;/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sockquot;, :dbfile => quot;:memory:quot; ) ActiveRecord::Schema.define do create_table :countries do |table| table.column :name, :string end
  9. 9. create_table :states do |table| table.column :country_id, :integer table.column :name, :string end create_table :cities do |table| table.column :state_id, :integer table.column :name, :string end end =begin create database “ country” in your mysql by excuting this query “mysql > create database country; “. And set your mysql root user name “root” and “password” in the above code. You can understand easily by seeing the above code, how active record creates tables and corresponding fields. Create_table: 'table name' - - - > It will create table in db. Column: name, :String ( Field Type) - - -> It will set column field by this type and name. =end # Relationships : class Country < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :state end class State < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :country has_many :cities end class City < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :state end =begin This tells about relationships among those tables...
  10. 10. “Country “ table record entries having relationship with so many “State” table record entries... simply we can represent by one to many relationship, so in this case we have used “ has_many ”. This means a country “has_many” states. “State” table record entries having relations under “Country” table record entries.... It can be represented by “ belongs_to “. Since every state belongs to a country hence we have used “belongs_to” in the state class to say that it belongs to a country. =end # Populating values into tables :>'India') # here we are inserting value 'India' into country table country.state << => 'TamilNadu') # it will insert value 'TamilNadu' into state table with country_id country.state.find(:all,:conditions => {:name => 'TamilNadu'}).first.cities << =>'Chennai') # it will append the new entries ' Chennai ' in “city” table with 'Country_id' and ' State_id' .>'America') country.state << => 'Ohio') country.state.find(:all,:conditions => {:name => 'Ohio'}).first.cities << =>'Chicago') # Like wise, you can insert values into three tables as your wish # and insert more country, states and city names in corresponding tables . . . class ComboCountryGlade include GetText attr :glade def initialize(path_or_data, root = nil, domain = nil, localedir = nil, flag = GladeXML::FILE) bindtextdomain(domain, localedir, nil, quot;UTF-8quot;) @glade =, root, domain, localedir, flag) {|handler| method(handler)}
  11. 11. @glade['window1'].show_all country_combo _method end # ComboBoxEntry Methods # country method : def country_combo_method @glade[quot;country_comboboxentryquot;].show_all @glade[quot;state_comboboxentryquot;].hide_all @glade[quot;State_labelquot;].hide_all @glade[quot;city_comboboxentryquot;].hide_all @glade[quot;City_labelquot;].hide_all # here, we are hiding state and city comboboxentry and their lables @country_combobox = @glade[quot;country_comboboxentryquot;] @country_list = @country_cell = # here, we are setting comboboxentry properties to box by calling inbuild Gtk methods @country_combobox.pack_start(@country_cell, true) @country_combobox.add_attribute(@country_cell, 'text',0) @country_combobox.set_model(@country_list) @country=Country.all # here, we calling active record class. # [Country.all] ---> it will return all countries entries @country.each do |country_name| @country_iter =@country_list.append @country_iter[0] end end =begin here, c_name is iterative variable of @country array record. From that, we need “ country name field alone”, so that we use [] ----> it will return countries name. [@c_list_cat.append] -----> it will helps to append strings in comboboxentry. =end
  12. 12. # ComboBoxEntry change signal code : for country def on_country_comboboxentry_changed(widget) @country_click_iter= @glade['country_comboboxentry'].active_iter @country_list.each do |model,path,@iter_country| if path.to_s == @country_click_iter.to_s @glade['country_comboboxentry-entry1'].text =@iter_country[0] country_name=@glade['country_comboboxentry-entry1'].text @state_combo = @glade[quot;state_comboboxentryquot;] @state_combo.clear state_combo_method(country_name) end end end =begin active_iter : return , pointer of comboboxentry list by corresponding to mouse or keyboard press on list. path.to_s : to identify TreeView path of combobox entry. state_combo(country_name) : Iside country change signal method, we are going to call “ State Comboboxentry and passing argument as country name, which is selected by user at run time. same like this logic we have to write code for state and city comboboxentries also . =end # State mathod : def state_combo_method(country_name) @glade[quot;state_comboboxentryquot;].show_all @glade[quot;State_labelquot;].show_all @glade[quot;city_comboboxentryquot;].hide_all @glade[quot;City_labelquot;].hide_all @state_combobox = @glade[quot;state_comboboxentryquot;] @state_list = @state_cell = @glade['state_comboboxentry-entry2'].text=quot;quot;
  13. 13. @state_combobox.pack_start(@state_cell, true) @state_combobox.add_attribute(@state_cell, 'text',0) @state_combobox.set_model(@state_list) country1=Country.find(:all,:conditions=>{:name=>country_name}).first.state country1.each do |state_name| @state_iter =@state_list.append @state_iter[0] end end # ComboBoxEntry change signal code : for state def on_state_comboboxentry_changed(widget) state_click_iter= @glade['state_comboboxentry'].active_iter @state_list.each do |model,path,@iter_state| if path.to_s == state_click_iter.to_s @glade['state_comboboxentry-entry2'].text =@iter_state[0] state_name= @glade['state_comboboxentry-entry2'].text @city_combo=@glade[quot;city_comboboxentryquot;] @city_combo.clear city_combo_method( state_name) end end end end # city method : def city_combo_method(state_name) @glade[quot;city_comboboxentryquot;].show_all @glade[quot;City_labelquot;].show_all @city_combo = @glade[quot;city_comboboxentryquot;] @city_list = @city_cell = @glade['city_comboboxentry-entry3'].text=quot;quot; @city_combo.pack_start(@city_cell, true)
  14. 14. @city_combo.add_attribute(@city_cell, 'text',0) @city_combo.set_model(@city_list) city=State.all(:conditions=>{:name=>state_name}).first.cities city.each do |city_name| @city_iter =@city_list.append @city_iter[0] end end # ComboBoxEntry change signal code : for city def on_city_comboboxentry_changed(widget) @city_click_iter= @glade['city_comboboxentry'].active_iter @city_list.each do |model,path,@iter_city| if path.to_s == @city_click_iter.to_s @glade['city_comboboxentry-entry3'].text =@iter_city[0] end end end # Main program for glade if __FILE__ == $0 # Set values as your own application. PROG_PATH = quot;combo_country.gladequot; PROG_NAME = quot;YOUR_APPLICATION_NAMEquot;, nil, PROG_NAME) Gtk.main end # End of program =begin Save the whole program as combo.rb And then run this program in terminal. $ruby combo.rb while running this combo.rb , file must contain in the same folder. =end
  15. 15. Output window :1 Output window : 2 Output window : 3
  16. 16. Output window : 4 Output window : 5 Output window : 6
  17. 17. Output window : 7 Use : Using this Chained Selection program , we are developing a school management application with following scenerio . first select one 'class' from class_combobox_entry and then choose 'section' from section_combobox_entry and then finally select 'student name' from student_combobox_entry. You can download this source code from :
  18. 18. Enjoy with Ruby and Glade . Best wishes from Arulalan.T