MirBSD manpage: XAllocWMHints(3), XGetWMHints(3), XSetWMHints(3), XWMHints(3)


                          Version 4.5.0                         1

XAllocWMHints(3X11)      XLIB FUNCTIONS       XAllocWMHints(3X11)


     XAllocWMHints, XSetWMHints, XGetWMHints, XWMHints - allocate
     window manager hints structure and set or read a window's
     WM_HINTS property


     XWMHints *XAllocWMHints(void);

     int XSetWMHints(Display *display, Window w, XWMHints

     XWMHints *XGetWMHints(Display *display, Window w);


     display   Specifies the connection to the X server.

     w         Specifies the window.

     wmhints   Specifies the XWMHints structure to be used.


     The XAllocWMHints function allocates and returns a pointer
     to a XWMHints structure. Note that all fields in the
     XWMHints structure are initially set to zero. If insuffi-
     cient memory is available, XAllocWMHints returns NULL. To
     free the memory allocated to this structure, use XFree.

     The XSetWMHints function sets the window manager hints that
     include icon information and location, the initial state of
     the window, and whether the application relies on the window
     manager to get keyboard input.

     XSetWMHints can generate BadAlloc and BadWindow errors.

     The XGetWMHints function reads the window manager hints and
     returns NULL if no WM_HINTS property was set on the window
     or returns a pointer to a XWMHints structure if it succeeds.
     When finished with the data, free the space used for it by
     calling XFree.

     XGetWMHints can generate a BadWindow error.


     WM_HINTS  Additional hints set by the client for use by the
               window manager. The C type of this property is


     The XWMHints structure contains:

     /* Window manager hints mask bits */

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         2

XAllocWMHints(3X11)      XLIB FUNCTIONS       XAllocWMHints(3X11)

     #define   InputHint                   (1L << 0);
     #define   StateHint                   (1L << 1);
     #define   IconPixmapHint              (1L << 2);
     #define   IconWindowHint              (1L << 3);
     #define   IconPositionHint            (1L << 4);
     #define   IconMaskHint                (1L << 5);
     #define   WindowGroupHint             (1L << 6);
     #define   UrgencyHint                 (1L << 8);
     #define   AllHints                    (InputHint|StateHint|IconPixmapHint|
     /* Values */

     typedef struct {
          long flags;         /* marks which fields in this structure are defined */
          Bool input;         /* does this application rely on the window manager to
                              get keyboard input? */
          int initial_state;  /* see below */
          Pixmap icon_pixmap; /* pixmap to be used as icon */
          Window icon_window; /* window to be used as icon */
          int icon_x, icon_y; /* initial position of icon */
          Pixmap icon_mask;   /* pixmap to be used as mask for icon_pixmap */
          XID window_group;   /* id of related window group */
          /* this structure may be extended in the future */
     } XWMHints;

     The input member is used to communicate to the window
     manager the input focus model used by the application.
     Applications that expect input but never explicitly set
     focus to any of their subwindows (that is, use the push
     model of focus management), such as X Version 10 style
     applications that use real-estate driven focus, should set
     this member to True. Similarly, applications that set input
     focus to their subwindows only when it is given to their
     top-level window by a window manager should also set this
     member to True. Applications that manage their own input
     focus by explicitly setting focus to one of their subwindows
     whenever they want keyboard input (that is, use the pull
     model of focus management) should set this member to False.
     Applications that never expect any keyboard input also
     should set this member to False.

     Pull model window managers should make it possible for push
     model applications to get input by setting input focus to
     the top-level windows of applications whose input member is
     True. Push model window managers should make sure that pull
     model applications do not break them by resetting input
     focus to PointerRoot when it is appropriate (for example,
     whenever an application whose input member is False sets
     input focus to one of its subwindows).

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         3

XAllocWMHints(3X11)      XLIB FUNCTIONS       XAllocWMHints(3X11)

     The definitions for the initial_state flag are:
     #define   WithdrawnState         0
     #define   NormalState            1    /* most applications start
                                           this way */
     #define   IconicState            3    /* application wants to
                                           start as an icon */
     The icon_mask specifies which pixels of the icon_pixmap
     should be used as the icon. This allows for nonrectangular
     icons. Both icon_pixmap and icon_mask must be bitmaps. The
     icon_window lets an application provide a window for use as
     an icon for window managers that support such use. The
     window_group lets you specify that this window belongs to a
     group of other windows. For example, if a single application
     manipulates multiple top-level windows, this allows you to
     provide enough information that a window manager can iconify
     all of the windows rather than just the one window.

     The UrgencyHint flag, if set in the flags field, indicates
     that the client deems the window contents to be urgent,
     requiring the timely response of the user.  The window
     manager will make some effort to draw the user's attention
     to this window while this flag is set.  The client must pro-
     vide some means by which the user can cause the urgency flag
     to be cleared (either mitigating the condition that made the
     window urgent or merely shutting off the alarm); or the win-
     dow to be withdrawn.


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

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


     XAllocClassHint(3X11), XAllocIconSize(3X11),
     XAllocSizeHints(3X11), XFree(3X11), XSetCommand(3X11),
     XSetTransientForHint(3X11), XSetTextProperty(3X11),
     XSetWMClientMachine(3X11), XSetWMColormapWindows(3X11),
     XSetWMIconName(3X11), XSetWMName(3X11),
     XSetWMProperties(3X11), XSetWMProtocols(3X11),
     Xlib - C Language X Interface, O'Reilly and Associates,

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         4

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