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Xlib programming manual

Author: Adrian Nye
Publisher: [Sebastopol, CA] : O'Reilly, <©1990->
Series: Definitive guides to the X Window System, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This programming guide to the X library (Xlib), the lowest level of programming interface to X has been updated to cover X11 Release 5. New features include introductions to internationalization,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Nye
ISBN: 0937175110 9780937175118 1565920023 9781565920026
OCLC Number: 27384935
Notes: Includes index.
Description: volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface About This Manual Summary of Contents How to Use This Manual Getting the Example Programs FTP FTPMAIL BITFTP UUCP Compiling the Example Programs Assumptions Font Conventions Used in This Manual Related Documents Requests for Comments Bulk Sales Information Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Versions of X 1.2 X Window System Concepts 1.2.1 Displays and Screens 1.2.2 The Server-Client Model 1.2.3 Window Management 1.2.4 Events 1.2.5 Extensions to X 1.3 X Window System Software Architecture 1.4 Overview of Xlib Chapter 2 X Concepts 2.1 How Xlib Works 2.1.1 The X Protocol 2.1.2 Buffering 2.1.3 Resources 2.1.4 Properties and Atoms 2.1.5 The Window Manager 2.2 What are X Windows? 2.2.1 Window Characteristics 2.2.2 Window Hierarchy 2.2.3 Window Stacking Order 2.2.4 Mapping and Visibility 2.3 Introduction to X Graphics 2.3.1 Pixels and Colours 2.3.2 Pixels and Planes 2.3.3 Pixmaps and Drawables 2.3.4 Drawing and the Graphics Context 2.3.5 Tiles and Stipples 2.4 More on Window Characteristics 2.4.1 Window Attributes 2.4.2 Window Configuration 2.4.3 Class: InputOutput and InputOnly Windows 2.4.4 Depth and Visual 2.4.5 Icons 2.4.6 Special Characteristics of the Root Window 2.5 Introduction to Events 2.5.1 What is an Event? 2.5.2 Selection and Propagation of Events 2.5.3 The Event Queue 2.5.4 An Event Structure 2.5.5 The Event Loop 2.6 How to Program with Xlib 2.6.1 Designing an X application 2.6.1.1 Design Requirements 2.6.1.2 The User Interface 2.6.2 Writing an X Application 2.6.2.1 Resources and User Customizability 2.6.2.2 Compiling and Linking X Programs 2.6.2.3 Naming Conventions 2.6.2.4 Using Structures, Symbols, and Masks 2.6.2.5 Performance Optimizing 2.6.2.6 ANSI-C and POSIX Portability 2.6.3 Debugging an X Application 2.6.3.1 Errors 2.6.3.2 The XErrorEvent Structure 2.6.3.3 Synchronizing Errors 2.6.3.4 Software Interrupts Chapter 3 Basic Window Program 3.1 Running the Program 3.2 The Main of basicwin 3.2.1 Include Files and Declarations 3.2.2 Connecting to a Server 3.2.3 Display Macros 3.2.4 Getting Window Information 3.2.5 Creating Windows 3.2.6 Color Strategy 3.2.7 Preparing an Icon Pixmap 3.2.8 Communicating with the Window Manager 3.2.9 Selecting Desired Event Types 3.2.10 Creating Server Resources 3.2.11 Window Mapping 3.2.12 Flushing the Output Buffer 3.2.13 Setting Up an Event-gathering Loop 3.2.13.1 Repainting the Window 3.2.14 When Can I Draw? 3.2.15 When Will My Drawing Appear? 3.2.16 Handling Resizing of the Window 3.2.17 Exiting the Program 3.2.18 Error Handling 3.2.19 Summary 3.2.20 Complete Code for basicwin Chapter 4 Window Attributes 4.1 Setting Window Attributes 4.2 The Window Attribute Structures 4.3 Settable Attributes 4.3.1 The Window Background 4.3.1.1 background_pixmap 4.3.1.2 background_pixel 4.3.2 The Window Border 4.3.2.1 border_pixmap 4.3.2.2 border_pixel 4.3.3 Bit Gravity 4.3.4 Window Gravity 4.3.5 Backing Store 4.3.6 Saving Under 4.3.7 Event Handling 4.3.8 Substructure Redirect Override 4.3.9 Colormap 4
Series Title: Definitive guides to the X Window System, v. 1.
Responsibility: by Adrian Nye.
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