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X11R7.4 - man page for xtvacreatemanagedwidget (x11r4 section 3)

XtCreateWidget(3)			   XT FUNCTIONS 			XtCreateWidget(3)

NAME
       XtCreateWidget, XtVaCreateWidget, XtCreateManagedWidget, XtVaCreateManagedWidget,
       XtDestroyWidget - create and destroy widgets

SYNTAX
       Widget XtCreateWidget(String name, WidgetClass widget_class, Widget parent, ArgList args,
	      Cardinal num_args);

       Widget XtVaCreateWidget(String name, WidgetClass widget_class, Widget parent, ...);

       Widget XtCreateManagedWidget(String name, WidgetClass widget_class, Widget parent, ArgList
	      args, Cardinal num_args);

       Widget XtVaCreateManagedWidget(String name, WidgetClass widget_class, Widget parent, ...);

       void XtDestroyWidget(Widget w);

ARGUMENTS
       args	 Specifies the argument list to override the resource defaults.

       name	 Specifies the resource name for the created widget, which is used for retrieving
		 resources and, for that reason, should not be the same as any other widget that
		 is a child of same parent.

       num_args  Specifies the number of arguments in the argument list.

       parent	 Specifies the parent widget.

       w	 Specifies the widget.

       widget_class
		 Specifies the widget class pointer for the created widget.

       ...	 Specifies the variable argument list to override the resource defaults.

DESCRIPTION
       The XtCreateWidget function performs much of the boilerplate operations of widget cre-
       ation:

       o    Checks to see if the class_initialize procedure has been called for this class and
	    for all superclasses and, if not, calls those necessary in a superclass-to-subclass
	    order.

       o    Allocates memory for the widget instance.

       o    If the parent is a subclass of constraintWidgetClass, it allocates memory for the
	    parent's constraints and stores the address of this memory into the constraints
	    field.

       o    Initializes the core nonresource data fields (for example, parent and visible).

       o    Initializes the resource fields (for example, background_pixel) by using the resource
	    lists specified for this class and all superclasses.

       o    If the parent is a subclass of constraintWidgetClass, it initializes the resource
	    fields of the constraints record by using the constraint resource list specified for
	    the parent's class and all superclasses up to constraintWidgetClass.

       o    Calls the initialize procedures for the widget by starting at the Core initialize
	    procedure on down to the widget's initialize procedure.

       o    If the parent is a subclass of compositeWidgetClass, it puts the widget into its par-
	    ent's children list by calling its parent's insert_child procedure.  For further
	    information, see Section 3.5.

       o    If the parent is a subclass of constraintWidgetClass, it calls the constraint ini-
	    tialize procedures, starting at constraintWidgetClass on down to the parent's con-
	    straint initialize procedure.

       Note that you can determine the number of arguments in an argument list by using the
       XtNumber macro.	For further information, see Section 11.1.

       The XtCreateManagedWidget function is a convenience routine that calls XtCreateWidget and
       XtManageChild.

       The XtDestroyWidget function provides the only method of destroying a widget, including
       widgets that need to destroy themselves.  It can be called at any time, including from an
       application callback routine of the widget being destroyed.  This requires a two-phase
       destroy process in order to avoid dangling references to destroyed widgets.

       In phase one, XtDestroyWidget performs the following:

       o    If the being_destroyed field of the widget is True, it returns immediately.

       o    Recursively descends the widget tree and sets the being_destroyed field to True for
	    the widget and all children.

       o    Adds the widget to a list of widgets (the destroy list) that should be destroyed when
	    it is safe to do so.

       Entries on the destroy list satisfy the invariant that if w2 occurs after w1 on the
       destroy list then w2 is not a descendent of w1.	(A descendant refers to both normal and
       pop-up children.)

       Phase two occurs when all procedures that should execute as a result of the current event
       have been called (including all procedures registered with the event and translation man-
       agers), that is, when the current invocation of XtDispatchEvent is about to return or
       immediately if not in XtDispatchEvent.

       In phase two, XtDestroyWidget performs the following on each entry in the destroy list:

       o    Calls the destroy callback procedures registered on the widget (and all descendants)
	    in post-order (it calls children callbacks before parent callbacks).

       o    If the widget's parent is a subclass of compositeWidgetClass and if the parent is not
	    being destroyed, it calls XtUnmanageChild on the widget and then calls the widget's
	    parent's delete_child procedure (see Section 3.4).

       o    If the widget's parent is a subclass of constraintWidgetClass, it calls the con-
	    straint destroy procedure for the parent, then the parent's superclass, until finally
	    it calls the constraint destroy procedure for constraintWidgetClass.

       o    Calls the destroy methods for the widget (and all descendants) in post-order.  For
	    each such widget, it calls the destroy procedure declared in the widget class, then
	    the destroy procedure declared in its superclass, until finally it calls the destroy
	    procedure declared in the Core class record.

       o    Calls XDestroyWindow if the widget is realized (that is, has an X window).	The
	    server recursively destroys all descendant windows.

       o    Recursively descends the tree and deallocates all pop-up widgets, constraint records,
	    callback lists and, if the widget is a subclass of compositeWidgetClass, children.

SEE ALSO
       XtAppCreateShell(3Xt), XtCreatePopupShell(3Xt)
       X Toolkit Intrinsics - C Language Interface
       Xlib - C Language X Interface

X Version 11				   libXt 1.0.5				XtCreateWidget(3)


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