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XDrawLine(3)							  XLIB FUNCTIONS						      XDrawLine(3)

NAME
       XDrawLine, XDrawLines, XDrawSegments, XSegment - draw lines, polygons, and line structure

SYNTAX
       int XDrawLine(Display *display, Drawable d, GC gc, int x1, int y1, int x2, int y2);

       int XDrawLines(Display *display, Drawable d, GC gc, XPoint *points, int npoints, int mode);

       int XDrawSegments(Display *display, Drawable d, GC gc, XSegment *segments, int nsegments);

ARGUMENTS
       d	 Specifies the drawable.

       display	 Specifies the connection to the X server.

       gc	 Specifies the GC.

       mode	 Specifies the coordinate mode.  You can pass CoordModeOrigin or CoordModePrevious.

       npoints	 Specifies the number of points in the array.

       nsegments Specifies the number of segments in the array.

       points	 Specifies an array of points.

       segments  Specifies an array of segments.

       x1
       y1
       x2
       y2	 Specify the points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) to be connected.

DESCRIPTION
       The XDrawLine function uses the components of the specified GC to draw a line between the specified set of points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2).
       It does not perform joining at coincident endpoints.  For any given line, XDrawLine does not draw a pixel more than once.  If lines inter-
       sect, the intersecting pixels are drawn multiple times.

       The XDrawLines function uses the components of the specified GC to draw npoints-1 lines between each pair of points (point[i], point[i+1])
       in the array of XPoint structures.  It draws the lines in the order listed in the array.  The lines join correctly at all intermediate
       points, and if the first and last points coincide, the first and last lines also join correctly.  For any given line, XDrawLines does not
       draw a pixel more than once.  If thin (zero line-width) lines intersect, the intersecting pixels are drawn multiple times.  If wide lines
       intersect, the intersecting pixels are drawn only once, as though the entire PolyLine protocol request were a single, filled shape.  Coord-
       ModeOrigin treats all coordinates as relative to the origin, and CoordModePrevious treats all coordinates after the first as relative to
       the previous point.

       The XDrawSegments function draws multiple, unconnected lines.  For each segment, XDrawSegments draws a line between (x1, y1) and (x2, y2).
       It draws the lines in the order listed in the array of XSegment structures and does not perform joining at coincident endpoints.  For any
       given line, XDrawSegments does not draw a pixel more than once.	If lines intersect, the intersecting pixels are drawn multiple times.

       All three functions use these GC components: function, plane-mask, line-width, line-style, cap-style, fill-style, subwindow-mode, clip-x-
       origin, clip-y-origin, and clip-mask.  The XDrawLines function also uses the join-style GC component.  All three functions also use these
       GC mode-dependent components: foreground, background, tile, stipple, tile-stipple-x-origin, tile-stipple-y-origin, dash-offset, and dash-
       list.

       XDrawLine, XDrawLines, and XDrawSegments can generate BadDrawable, BadGC, and BadMatch errors.  XDrawLines can also generate a BadValue
       error.

STRUCTURES
       The XSegment structure contains:

       typedef struct {
	    short x1, y1, x2, y2;
       } XSegment;

       All x and y members are signed integers.  The width and height members are 16-bit unsigned integers.  You should be careful not to generate
       coordinates and sizes out of the 16-bit ranges, because the protocol only has 16-bit fields for these values.

DIAGNOSTICS
       BadDrawable
		 A value for a Drawable argument does not name a defined Window or Pixmap.

       BadGC	 A value for a GContext argument does not name a defined GContext.

       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 argu-
		 ment, the full range defined by the argument's type is accepted.  Any argument defined as a set of alternatives can generate this
		 error.

SEE ALSO
       XDrawArc(3), XDrawPoint(3), XDrawRectangle(3)
       Xlib - C Language X Interface

X Version 11							   libX11 1.5.0 						      XDrawLine(3)
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