The Art of Applet Writing

Table of Contents
The Hello World of Applets
The .gnorba and .desktop Files
The Applet's Context Menu
Advanced Menu Stuff
Session Saving
Panel Orientation
Panel Size
Rebinding Events
Multiple Applet Support
Shared Library Applets
Building the Applets


Applets are basically GNOME applications whose window sits inside the panel. Also the panel "takes care" of the applets by providing them with session saving and restarting, window management (inside of the panel), and a context menu.