[racket] Racket/GUI

From: Diogo F. S. Ramos (diogofsr at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Mar 27 20:48:57 EDT 2013

Stephen De Gabrielle <stephen.degabrielle at acm.org> writes:

>     You can use the FFI to pull in more Gtk, Win32, or Cocoa widgets
>     on the
>     corresponding platform. The `get-handle' and `get-client-handle'
>     methods of a `window<%>' provide access to the underlying GUI
>     toolkit's
>     object, which lets you mix `racket/gui' windows and naive widgets.
> I'm fascinated by this, I'm having trouble locating an example where
> it is used to bring in a native control.

The following code brings up a toggle button from GTK+.

Hope this helps. :^)

#lang racket/gui

(require ffi/unsafe)

(define gtk-toggle-button-new-with-label
  (get-ffi-obj "gtk_toggle_button_new_with_label"
               (_fun _string -> _pointer)))
(define gtk-container-add
  (get-ffi-obj "gtk_container_add"
               (_fun _pointer _pointer -> _void)))
(define gtk-widget-show
  (get-ffi-obj "gtk_widget_show"
               (_fun _pointer -> _void)))

(define win (new frame% (label "hello, world")))

(define toggle (gtk-toggle-button-new-with-label "toggle me"))
(gtk-widget-show toggle)
(gtk-container-add (send win get-client-handle) toggle)

(send win show #t)

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