XtDisplayInitialize(3Xt) MIT X11R4 XtDisplayInitialize(3Xt)
XtDisplayInitialize, XtOpenDisplay, XtDatabase, XtCloseDisplay - initialize, open, or close a display
void XtDisplayInitialize(app_context, display, application_name, application_class, options, num_options, argc, argv)
Display *XtOpenDisplay(app_context, display_string, application_name, application_class, options, num_options, argc, argv)
argc Specifies a pointer to the number of command line parameters.
argv Specifies the command line parameters.
Specifies the application context.
Specifies the class name of this application, which usually is the generic name for all instances of this application.
Specifies the name of the application instance.
display Specifies the display. Note that a display can be in at most one application context.
Specifies the number of entries in the options list.
options Specifies how to parse the command line for any application-specific resources. The options argument is passed as a parameter to
For further information, see X Window System: The Complete Reference, Second Edition, Robert W. Scheifler and James Gettys.
The function builds the resource database, calls the Xlib function to parse the command line, and performs other per display initializa-
tion. After has been called, argc and argv contain only those parameters that were not in the standard option table or in the table speci-
fied by the options argument. If the modified argc is not zero, most applications simply print out the modified argv along with a message
listing the allowable options. On UNIX-based systems, the application name is usually the final component of argv. If the synchronize
resource is for the specified application, calls the Xlib function to put Xlib into synchronous mode for this display connection. If the
reverseVideo resource is the Intrinsics exchange and for widgets created on this display. (See Section 9.6.1).
The function calls the specified display name. If display_string is NULL, uses the current value of the -display option specified in argv
and if no display is specified in argv, uses the user's default display (on UNIX-based systems, this is the value of the DISPLAY environ-
If this succeeds, it then calls and pass it the opened display and the value of the -name option specified in argv as the application name.
If no name option is specified, it uses the application name passed to If the application name is NULL, it uses the last component of
argv. returns the newly opened display or NULL if it failed.
is provided as a convenience to the application programmer.
The function closes the specified display as soon as it is safe to do so. If called from within an event dispatch (for example, a callback
procedure), does not close the display until the dispatch is complete. Note that applications need only call if they are to continue exe-
cuting after closing the display; otherwise, they should call or just exit.
The function returns the fully merged resource database that was built by associated with the display that was passed in. If this display
has not been initialized by the results are not defined.
X Window System Toolkit: The Complete Programmer's Guide and Specification, Paul J. Asente and Ralph Swick
X Window System: The Complete Reference, Second Edition, Robert W. Scheifler and James Gettys