My question was about weather it would be possible to embed the contents of a window (such as a terminal emulator, browser, game, or any other X org app) inside of a GTK3 application. This means that the user can still interact with the app and see contents of it. I am running Debian 11 64-bit and I want to make the app using C.
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The closest I have seen is using a
GtkPlug and a
Together with GtkSocket, GtkPlug provides the ability to embed widgets
from one process into another process in a fashion that is transparent
to the user. One process creates a GtkSocket widget and passes the ID
of that widget’s window to the other process, which then creates a
GtkPlug with that window ID. Any widgets contained in the GtkPlug then
will appear inside the first application’s window.
The communication between a GtkSocket and a GtkPlug follows the XEmbed
Protocol. This protocol has also been implemented in other toolkits,
e.g. Qt, allowing the same level of integration when embedding a Qt
widget in GTK+ or vice versa.
An example of this is the
xfce-settings-manager, which you can study here (search for “socket-id” in the repo).
GtkSockets are X11 specific. If you are looking for something cross platform, this might not be it.
- It seems both of these no longer exist in Gtk4.