MirBSD manpage: XColor(3), XCopyColormapAndFree(3), XCreateColormap(3), XFreeColormap(3)

XCreateColormap(3X11)    XLIB FUNCTIONS     XCreateColormap(3X11)


     XCreateColormap, XCopyColormapAndFree, XFreeColormap, XColor
     - create, copy, or destroy colormaps and color structure


     Colormap XCreateColormap(Display *display, Window w, Visual
          *visual, int alloc,);

     Colormap XCopyColormapAndFree(Display *display, Colormap

     int XFreeColormap(Display *display, Colormap colormap);


     alloc     Specifies the colormap entries to be allocated.
               You can pass AllocNone or AllocAll.

     colormap  Specifies the colormap that you want to create,
               copy, set, or destroy.

     display   Specifies the connection to the X server.

     visual    Specifies a visual type supported on the screen.
               If the visual type is not one supported by the
               screen, a BadMatch error results.

     w         Specifies the window on whose screen you want to
               create a colormap.


     The XCreateColormap function creates a colormap of the
     specified visual type for the screen on which the specified
     window resides and returns the colormap ID associated with
     it. Note that the specified window is only used to determine
     the screen.

     The initial values of the colormap entries are undefined for
     the visual classes GrayScale, PseudoColor, and DirectColor.
     For StaticGray, StaticColor, and TrueColor, the entries have
     defined values, but those values are specific to the visual
     and are not defined by X. For StaticGray, StaticColor, and
     TrueColor, alloc must be AllocNone, or a BadMatch error
     results. For the other visual classes, if alloc is Alloc-
     None, the colormap initially has no allocated entries, and
     clients can allocate them. For information about the visual
     types, see section 3.1.

     If alloc is AllocAll, the entire colormap is allocated writ-
     able. The initial values of all allocated entries are unde-
     fined. For GrayScale and PseudoColor, the effect is as if an
     XAllocColorCells call returned all pixel values from zero to
     N - 1, where N is the colormap entries value in the

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XCreateColormap(3X11)    XLIB FUNCTIONS     XCreateColormap(3X11)

     specified visual. For DirectColor, the effect is as if an
     XAllocColorPlanes call returned a pixel value of zero and
     red_mask, green_mask, and blue_mask values containing the
     same bits as the corresponding masks in the specified
     visual. However, in all cases, none of these entries can be
     freed by using XFreeColors.

     XCreateColormap can generate BadAlloc, BadMatch, BadValue,
     and BadWindow errors.

     The XCopyColormapAndFree function creates a colormap of the
     same visual type and for the same screen as the specified
     colormap and returns the new colormap ID. It also moves all
     of the client's existing allocation from the specified
     colormap to the new colormap with their color values intact
     and their read-only or writable characteristics intact and
     frees those entries in the specified colormap. Color values
     in other entries in the new colormap are undefined. If the
     specified colormap was created by the client with alloc set
     to AllocAll, the new colormap is also created with AllocAll,
     all color values for all entries are copied from the speci-
     fied colormap, and then all entries in the specified color-
     map are freed. If the specified colormap was not created by
     the client with AllocAll, the allocations to be moved are
     all those pixels and planes that have been allocated by the
     client using XAllocColor, XAllocNamedColor, XAllocColor-
     Cells, or XAllocColorPlanes and that have not been freed
     since they were allocated.

     XCopyColormapAndFree can generate BadAlloc and BadColor

     The XFreeColormap function deletes the association between
     the colormap resource ID and the colormap and frees the
     colormap storage. However, this function has no effect on
     the default colormap for a screen. If the specified colormap
     is an installed map for a screen, it is uninstalled (see
     XUninstallColormap). If the specified colormap is defined as
     the colormap for a window (by XCreateWindow, XSetWin-
     dowColormap, or XChangeWindowAttributes), XFreeColormap
     changes the colormap associated with the window to None and
     generates a ColormapNotify event. X does not define the
     colors displayed for a window with a colormap of None.

     XFreeColormap can generate a BadColor error.


     The XColor structure contains:

     typedef struct {
          unsigned long pixel;/* pixel value */
          unsigned short red, green, blue;/* rgb values */

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XCreateColormap(3X11)    XLIB FUNCTIONS     XCreateColormap(3X11)

          char flags;         /* DoRed, DoGreen, DoBlue */
          char pad;
     } XColor;

     The red, green, and blue values are always in the range 0 to
     65535 inclusive, independent of the number of bits actually
     used in the display hardware. The server scales these values
     down to the range used by the hardware. Black is represented
     by (0,0,0), and white is represented by (65535,65535,65535).
     In some functions, the flags member controls which of the
     red, green, and blue members is used and can be the
     inclusive OR of zero or more of DoRed, DoGreen, and DoBlue.


     BadAlloc  The server failed to allocate the requested
               resource or server memory.

     BadColor  A value for a Colormap argument does not name a
               defined Colormap.

     BadMatch  An InputOnly window is used as a Drawable.

     BadMatch  Some argument or pair of arguments has the correct
               type and range but fails to match in some other
               way required by the request.

     BadValue  Some numeric value falls outside the range of
               values accepted by the request. Unless a specific
               range is specified for an argument, the full range
               defined by the argument's type is accepted.  Any
               argument defined as a set of alternatives can gen-
               erate this error.

     BadWindow A value for a Window argument does not name a
               defined Window.


     XAllocColor(3X11), XChangeWindowAttributes(3X11),
     XCreateWindow(3X11), XQueryColor(3X11), XStoreColors(3X11)
     Xlib - C Language X Interface

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