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Gtk2::SourceView2 - (DEPRECATED) 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;


DEPRECATED Gtk2::SourceView2 is the Perl binding for the C library gtksourceview-2.0.



This module has been deprecated by the Gtk-Perl project. This means that the module will no longer be updated with security patches, bug fixes, or when changes are made in the Perl ABI. The Git repo for this module has been archived (made read-only), it will no longer possible to submit new commits to it. You are more than welcome to ask about this module on the Gtk-Perl mailing list, but our priorities going forward will be maintaining Gtk-Perl modules that are supported and maintained upstream; this module is neither.

Since this module is licensed under the LGPL v2.1, you may also fork this module, if you wish, but you will need to use a different name for it on CPAN, and the Gtk-Perl team requests that you use your own resources (mailing list, Git repos, bug trackers, etc.) to maintain your fork going forward.

  • Perl URL:

  • Upstream URL:

  • Last compatible upstream version: 2.10.5

  • Last upstream release date: 2010-09-28

  • Migration path for this module: G:O:I

  • Migration module URL:

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, see <>.