How to get or set the text of a textfield?

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Mon Jul 11 06:24:53 EDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-07-11 at 03:44 +0000, John Gordon wrote:
> In <mailman.877.1310350451.1164.python-list at> Anthony Papillion <papillion at> writes:
> > So I've built a UI with Glade and have loaded it using the standard
> > Python code. In my UI, I have a textfield called txtUsername. How do I
> > get and set the text in this field from my Python code?



> and it will print a list of methods that are defined by that object.
> Hopefully one of them will be called something helpful like set_text()
> or set_property().  Once you know the method name, you might try a Google
> search to determine the exact usage and arguments.

-1 -1 -1  Do not "google" [search the Internet] for solutions to pyGtk
problems.  That is just a confusing waste of time.  Use the *excellent*
and well-linked documentation:


The FAQ is extensive and really does cover a lot of the common
questions.  Also there is a list specifically for pygtk questions:


Google, or Bing, or even DuckDuckGo, are *not* your friends.  They are
enormous and inefficient time-sinks.  They are a *BAD* way to solve
problems.  Use the documentation.

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