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CentOS 7.0 - man page for xclosedevice (centos section 3)

XOPENDEVICE(3)									   XOPENDEVICE(3)

NAME
       XOpenDevice, XCloseDevice - open or close an extension input device

SYNOPSIS
       #include <X11/extensions/XInput.h>

       XDevice *XOpenDevice( Display *display,
			     XID device_id);

       XCloseDevice( Display *display,
		     XDevice *device);

       display
	      Specifies the connection to the X server.

       device_id
	      Specifies the id of the device to be opened

       device
	      Specifies the device to be closed

DESCRIPTION
	   The XOpenDevice request makes an input device accessible to a
	   client through input extension protocol requests. If
	   successful, it returns a pointer to an XDevice structure.

	   The XCloseDevice request makes an input device inaccessible to
	   a client through input extension protocol requests. Before
	   terminating, and client that has opened input devices through
	   the input extension should close them via CloseDevice.

	   When a client makes an XCloseDevice request, any active grabs
	   that the client has on the device are released. Any event
	   selections that the client has are deleted, as well as any
	   passive grabs. If the requesting client is the last client
	   accessing the device, the server may disable all access by X to
	   the device.

	   XOpenDevice and XCloseDevice can generate a BadDevice error.

       Structures

	   The XDevice structure returned by XOpenDevice contains:
			typedef struct {
			XID device_id;
			int num_classes;
			XInputClassInfo *classes;
			} XDevice;

	   The classes field is a pointer to an array of XInputClassInfo
	   structures. Each element of this array contains an event type
	   base for a class of input supported by the specified device.
	   The num_classes field indicates the number of elements in the
	   classes array.

	   The XInputClassInfo structure contains:

	   typedef struct {
	       unsigned char input_class;
	       unsigned char event_type_base;
	   } XInputClassInfo;

	   The input_class field identifies one class of input supported
	   by the device. Defined types include KeyClass, ButtonClass,
	   ValuatorClass, ProximityClass, FeedbackClass, FocusClass, and
	   OtherClass. The event_type_base identifies the event type of
	   the first event in that class.

	   The information contained in the XInputClassInfo structure is
	   used by macros to obtain the event classes that clients use in
	   making XSelectExtensionEvent requests. Currently defined macros
	   include DeviceKeyPress, DeviceKeyRelease, DeviceButtonPress,
	   DeviceButtonRelese, DeviceMotionNotify, DeviceFocusIn,
	   DeviceFocusOut, ProximityIn, ProximityOut, DeviceStateNotify,
	   DeviceMappingNotify, ChangeDeviceNotify,
	   DevicePointerMotionHint, DeviceButton1Motion,
	   DeviceButton2Motion, DeviceButton3Motion, DeviceButton4Motion,
	   DeviceButton5Motion, DeviceButtonMotion, DeviceOwnerGrabButton,
	   DeviceButtonPressGrab, and NoExtensionEvent.

	   To obtain the proper event class for a particular device, one
	   of the above macros is invoked using the XDevice structure for
	   that device. For example,
			DeviceKeyPress (*device, type, eventclass);

	   returns the DeviceKeyPress event type and the eventclass for
	   DeviceKeyPress events from the specified device.

	   This eventclass can then be used in an XSelectExtensionEvent
	   request to ask the server to send DeviceKeyPress events from
	   this device. When a selected event is received via XNextEvent,
	   the type can be used for comparison with the type in the event.

DIAGNOSTICS
	   BadDevice
		  An invalid device was specified. The specified device
		  does not exist, or is the X keyboard or X pointer. This
		  error may also occur if some other client has caused the
		  specified device to become the X keyboard or X pointer
		  device via the XChangeKeyboardDevice or
		  XChangePointerDevice requests.

					    03/09/2013				   XOPENDEVICE(3)


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