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NAME
     glutSetWindow -- Select the <i>current window</i>

LIBRARY
     OpenGLUT - window

SYNOPSIS
     #include <openglut.h>

     void
     glutSetWindow(int ID);

PARAMETERS
      ID	Window identifier

DESCRIPTION
     Sets the  current window	to  ID.

     All OpenGL rendering goes to the  current window  .  Many OpenGLUT functions also implicitly
     use the  current window  .

     Many OpenGLUT callback operations are tied to a window.  When your callback is invoked,
     OpenGLUT will set that particular window to be the  current window  .  However, some call-
     backs---such as that registered via glutIdleFunc()---do not have associated windows.  If a
     callback is not associated to a particular window, then when OpenGLUT invokes that callback
     you should  always   use glutSetWindow() to select the appropriate window before doing any
     OpenGL rendering or doing any OpenGLUT window-related operations.

     There may be cases when you can get away with assuming that the  current window   is
     unchanged since some prior time, but OpenGLUT has considerable liberaty with respect to when
     it invokes your functions.  Also, your program may add more windows or more operations on
     other windows as you develop it.

     Lastly, this is a convenient way to select among multiple windows for drawing without actu-
     ally waiting for that window's display callback.  Simply set the  current window	and draw
     immediately.  This is not always advisable, but may be practical.

     It is an error to set the	current window	 to a non-existant window (e.g., one that you
     have closed).  A warning will be printed on  stderr  if you try to do so, and the	current
     window   should be unchanged.

SEE ALSO
     glutGetWindow(3)

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