MirBSD manpage: XParseGeometry(3), XWMGeometry(3)

XParseGeometry(3X11)     XLIB FUNCTIONS      XParseGeometry(3X11)


     XParseGeometry, XWMGeometry - parse window geometry


     int XParseGeometry(char *parsestring, int *x_return, int
          *y_return, unsigned int *width_return, unsigned int

     int XWMGeometry(Display *display, int screen, char
          *user_geom, char *def_geom, unsigned int bwidth,
          XSizeHints *hints, int *x_return, int *y_return, int
          *width_return, int *height_return, int


               Specify the geometry specifications.

     display   Specifies the connection to the X server.

     fwidth    Specify the font height and width in pixels
               (increment size).

               Specifies the string you want to parse.

     screen    Specifies the screen.

               Return the width and height determined.

     yadder    Specify additional interior padding needed in the

     y_return  Return the x and y offsets.

     bwidth    Specifies the border width.

     hints     Specifies the size hints for the window in its
               normal state.

     def_geom  Specifies the application's default geometry or

               Returns the window gravity.

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         1

XParseGeometry(3X11)     XLIB FUNCTIONS      XParseGeometry(3X11)

     user_geom Specifies the user-specified geometry or NULL.


     By convention, X applications use a standard string to indi-
     cate window size and placement. XParseGeometry makes it
     easier to conform to this standard because it allows you to
     parse the standard window geometry. Specifically, this func-
     tion lets you parse strings of the form:


     The fields map into the arguments associated with this func-
     tion. (Items enclosed in <> are integers, items in [] are
     optional, and items enclosed in {} indicate ``choose one
     of.'' Note that the brackets should not appear in the actual
     string.) If the string is not in the Host Portable Character
     Encoding, the result is implementation-dependent.

     The XParseGeometry function returns a bitmask that indicates
     which of the four values (width, height, xoffset, and
     yoffset) were actually found in the string and whether the x
     and y values are negative. By convention, -0 is not equal to
     +0, because the user needs to be able to say ``position the
     window relative to the right or bottom edge.'' For each
     value found, the corresponding argument is updated. For each
     value not found, the argument is left unchanged. The bits
     are represented by XValue, YValue, WidthValue, HeightValue,
     XNegative, or YNegative and are defined in <X11/Xutil.h>.
     They will be set whenever one of the values is defined or
     one of the signs is set.

     If the function returns either the XValue or YValue flag,
     you should place the window at the requested position.

     The XWMGeometry function combines any geometry information
     (given in the format used by XParseGeometry) specified by
     the user and by the calling program with size hints (usually
     the ones to be stored in WM_NORMAL_HINTS) and returns the
     position, size, and gravity (NorthWestGravity, NorthEast-
     Gravity, SouthEastGravity, or SouthWestGravity) that
     describe the window. If the base size is not set in the
     XSizeHints structure, the minimum size is used if set. Oth-
     erwise, a base size of zero is assumed. If no minimum size
     is set in the hints structure, the base size is used. A mask
     (in the form returned by XParseGeometry) that describes
     which values came from the user specification and whether or
     not the position coordinates are relative to the right and
     bottom edges is returned. Note that these coordinates will
     have already been accounted for in the x_return and y_return

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         2

XParseGeometry(3X11)     XLIB FUNCTIONS      XParseGeometry(3X11)

     Note that invalid geometry specifications can cause a width
     or height of zero to be returned. The caller may pass the
     address of the hints win_gravity field as gravity_return to
     update the hints directly.


     Xlib - C Language X Interface

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         3

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