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MrmFetchLiteral(library call) MrmFetchLiteral(library call)
MrmFetchLiteral -- Fetches a literal from a UID file
The MrmFetchLiteral function reads and returns the value and type of a literal (named
value) that is stored as a public resource in a single UID file. This function returns a
pointer to the value of the literal. For example, an integer is always returned as a
pointer to an integer, and a string is always returned as a pointer to a string.
Applications should not use MrmFetchLiteral for fetching icon or color literals. If this
is attempted, MrmFetchLiteral returns an error.
Specifies the ID of the UID hierarchy that contains the specified literal. The
value of hierarchy_id was returned in a previous call to MrmOpenHierarchyPerDis-
index Specifies the UIL name of the literal (pixmap) to fetch. You must define this
name in UIL as an exported value.
display Specifies the display used for the pixmap. The display argument specifies the
connection to the X server. For more information on the Display structure, see
the Xlib function XOpenDisplay.
value Returns the ID of the named literal's value. The function allocates space for
the returned value. The application is responsible for managing the allocated
space by calling the appropriate deallocation function. For example, if the
returned ID symbolizes a pixmap, then the application can recover the allocated
space by calling XmDestroyPixmap.
type Returns the named literal's data type. Types are defined in the include file
This function returns one of the following status return constants:
The function executed successfully.
The hierarchy ID was invalid.
The literal was not found in the UIL file.
The caller tried to fetch a literal of a type not supported by this function.
The function failed.
MrmFetchBitmapLiteral(3), MrmOpenHierarchyPerDisplay(3), MrmFetchIconLiteral(3), MrmFetch-
ColorLiteral(3), and XOpenDisplay(3).
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