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* sidebarterm.c
* Copyright 2010 Matthew Brush <>
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
* the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
* (at your option) any later version.
* This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
* GNU General Public License for more details.
* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
* along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
* Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston,
* MA 02110-1301, USA.
#include "geanyplugin.h"
#include <vte/vte.h>
GeanyPlugin *geany_plugin;
GeanyData *geany_data;
GeanyFunctions *geany_functions;
#define ST_PLUGIN_NAME _("Sidebar Terminal")
PLUGIN_SET_INFO(ST_PLUGIN_NAME, _("Move the VTE terminal into the sidebar."),
"1.0", "Matthew Brush <>");
static GtkNotebook *vte_old_home = NULL;
static GtkNotebook *vte_new_home = NULL;
static GtkWidget *vte_frame = NULL;
static GtkWidget *vte_tab_label = NULL;
static gboolean have_vte = FALSE;
static void show_error_message(void);
static GtkWidget *get_vte_frame(void);
static gboolean holds_vte(GtkWidget *frame);
void plugin_init(GeanyData *data)
/* get a handle on the frame that holds the vte stuff */
vte_frame = get_vte_frame();
/* make sure it's really the frame holding the vte stuff */
if (vte_frame == NULL || !holds_vte(vte_frame))
/* set a flag for the cleanup function to use */
have_vte = TRUE;
/* store where the vte frame is going to go */
vte_new_home = GTK_NOTEBOOK(geany_data->main_widgets->sidebar_notebook);
/* store where the vte was so we can put it back */
vte_old_home = GTK_NOTEBOOK(gtk_widget_get_parent(vte_frame));
/* grab the notebook page label so we can set it on the new tab */
vte_tab_label = gtk_notebook_get_tab_label(vte_old_home, vte_frame);
/* increase the ref count so the label doesn't get destroy when we
* reparent the notebook child */
/* move the vte frame to the sidebar notebook */
gtk_widget_reparent(vte_frame, GTK_WIDGET(vte_new_home));
/* set the label again since it's gone somewhere */
gtk_notebook_set_tab_label(vte_new_home, GTK_WIDGET(vte_frame), vte_tab_label);
/* select the new vte tab in the sidebar */
gtk_notebook_set_current_page(vte_new_home, -1);
void plugin_cleanup(void)
if (have_vte)
/* move the vte frame back to where it was before */
gtk_widget_reparent(vte_frame, GTK_WIDGET(vte_old_home));
/* put the label back in the old notebook */
gtk_notebook_set_tab_label(vte_old_home, vte_frame, vte_tab_label);
/* we no longer to to hang on to a reference of the label */
/* select the vte tab in the message window */
gtk_notebook_set_current_page(vte_old_home, MSG_VTE);
/* for when the vte cannot be located */
static void show_error_message(void)
GtkWidget *dlg = gtk_message_dialog_new(NULL, GTK_DIALOG_MODAL,
ST_PLUGIN_NAME, _("Plugin"));
gtk_message_dialog_format_secondary_markup(GTK_MESSAGE_DIALOG(dlg), "%s",
_("There is currently no terminal loaded in Geany. Enable the terminal "
"in Geany's prefrences dialog and restart Geany to use the plugin "
"or disable the plugin to stop seeing this error message."));
/* find what should be the VTE notebook child (if the VTE is enabled) */
static GtkWidget *get_vte_frame(void)
GtkNotebook *nb;
nb = GTK_NOTEBOOK(geany_data->main_widgets->message_window_notebook);
return gtk_notebook_get_nth_page(nb, MSG_VTE);
/* locate vte anywhere at or below widget */
static gboolean holds_vte(GtkWidget *widget)
gboolean found = FALSE;
if (VTE_IS_TERMINAL(widget))
found = TRUE;
else if (GTK_IS_CONTAINER(widget))
GList *children, *iter;
children = gtk_container_get_children(GTK_CONTAINER(widget));
for (iter=children; !found && iter; iter=g_list_next(iter))
found = holds_vte(iter->data);
return found;