Author image Emmanuel Rodriguez


Gtk2::SourceView2 - Enhanced source code editor widget


        use Glib qw(TRUE FALSE);
        use Gtk2 '-init';
        use Gtk2::SourceView2;
        my $window = Gtk2::Window->new();
        my $view = Gtk2::SourceView2->new();
        $window->set_size_request(480, 120);
        $window->signal_connect(delete_event => sub {
                return TRUE;


Gtk2::SourceView2 is the Perl binding for the C library gtksourceview-2.0. This is the same widget that's used by gedit, MonoDevelop, Anjuta and several other projects.

This widget extends the standard GTK+ framework for multiline text editing with support for configurable syntax highlighting, unlimited undo/redo, UTF-8 compliant caseless searching, printing and other features typical of a source code editor.

For more information about gtksourceview-2.0 see:


Emmanuel Rodriguez <>.


Copyright (c) 2009-2010 by Emmanuel Rodriguez (see the file AUTHORS)

This library 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; or the Artistic License, version 2.0.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details; or the Artistic License.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA.