This manual is split into three main parts.
The first part is the Userguide. This
discusses the general concepts behind creating a Graphical User Interface
(GUI) application. The second part is the
Reference section. This part of the
manual details each of the GTK objects and the individual methods and
signals that can be used with them. Thirdly, there is a section named
Only the Reference section is searchable (in PHP versions).
The manual is produced using a modified version of the Docbook DTD. The
modifications that have been made allow the documentation of the object
system used by PHP-GTK. The XML basis for each of the classes and their
methods is generated automatically from the PHP-GTK source code. Note
that it is not possible to generate signal information in this way, i.e.
if there is no accompanying textual description then signal information
is ispo facto incomplete for that class.
The XML Generator was written by Andrei Zmievski, the original author of
PHP-GTK itself. The documentation is transformed from its XML source
into various other formats using XSL stylesheets as
well as a host of other tools.
The manual build system was created by James Moore and is maintained
by both himself and Steph Fox.
The manual is currently available in plain text, single or multiple
HTML, and searchable PHP formats, all of which are downloadable from
the PHP-GTK website.