Last night I had more trouble than I was expecting while trying to put a custom image on a toolbar button. I had already done this with tabs, normal buttons and solo. It was easy but for the toolbutton it wasn’t so obvious… maybe it was because of the hour, I don’t know.
So here goes a sample to help any one in need:
# create the pixbuf with the image and it's size. # 24,24 is the TaskEditor's toolbar icon size # the path gets the current document path to use with the image path = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)) icon_path = os.path.join(path, "image.png") pixbuf = gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file_at_size(icon_path , 24, 24) # create the image and associate the pixbuf image = gtk.Image() image.set_from_pixbuf(pixbuf) image.show() # create the toolbutton btn = gtk.ToolButton() btn.set_icon_widget(image) btn.set_label("Task location") btn.connect('clicked', self.some_method) # then just add the item (btn) to the position you want toolbar.insert(btn, position) btn.show()