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XParseGeometry(3)			  XLIB FUNCTIONS			XParseGeometry(3)

NAME
       XParseGeometry, XWMGeometry - parse window geometry

SYNTAX
       int XParseGeometry(char *parsestring, int *x_return, int *y_return, unsigned int
	      *width_return, unsigned int *height_return);

       int XWMGeometry(Display *display, int screen, char *user_geom, char *def_geom, unsigned
	      int bwidth, XSizeHints *hints, int *x_return, int *y_return, int *width_return, int
	      *height_return, int *gravity_return);

ARGUMENTS
       position
       default_position
		 Specify the geometry specifications.

       display	 Specifies the connection to the X server.

       fheight
       fwidth	 Specify the font height and width in pixels (increment size).

       parsestring
		 Specifies the string you want to parse.

       screen	 Specifies the screen.

       width_return
       height_return
		 Return the width and height determined.

       xadder
       yadder	 Specify additional interior padding needed in the window.

       x_return
       y_return  Return the x and y offsets.

       bwidth	 Specifies the border width.

       hints	 Specifies the size hints for the window in its normal state.

       def_geom  Specifies the application's default geometry or NULL.

       gravity_return
		 Returns the window gravity.

       user_geom Specifies the user-specified geometry or NULL.

DESCRIPTION
       By convention, X applications use a standard string to indicate window size and placement.
       XParseGeometry makes it easier to conform to this standard because it allows you to parse
       the standard window geometry.  Specifically, this function lets you parse strings of the
       form:

       [=][<width>{xX}<height>][{+-}<xoffset>{+-}<yoffset>]

       The fields map into the arguments associated with this function.  (Items enclosed in <>
       are integers, items in [] are optional, and items enclosed in {} indicate ``choose one
       of.''  Note that the brackets should not appear in the actual string.)  If the string is
       not in the Host Portable Character Encoding, the result is implementation-dependent.

       The XParseGeometry function returns a bitmask that indicates which of the four values
       (width, height, xoffset, and yoffset) were actually found in the string and whether the x
       and y values are negative.  By convention, -0 is not equal to +0, because the user needs
       to be able to say ``position the window relative to the right or bottom edge.''	For each
       value found, the corresponding argument is updated.  For each value not found, the argu-
       ment is left unchanged.	The bits are represented by XValue, YValue, WidthValue, Height-
       Value, XNegative, or YNegative and are defined in <X11/Xutil.h>.  They will be set when-
       ever one of the values is defined or one of the signs is set.

       If the function returns either the XValue or YValue flag, you should place the window at
       the requested position.

       The XWMGeometry function combines any geometry information (given in the format used by
       XParseGeometry) specified by the user and by the calling program with size hints (usually
       the ones to be stored in WM_NORMAL_HINTS) and returns the position, size, and gravity
       (NorthWestGravity, NorthEastGravity, SouthEastGravity, or SouthWestGravity) that describe
       the window.  If the base size is not set in the XSizeHints structure, the minimum size is
       used if set.  Otherwise, a base size of zero is assumed.  If no minimum size is set in the
       hints structure, the base size is used.	A mask (in the form returned by XParseGeometry)
       that describes which values came from the user specification and whether or not the posi-
       tion coordinates are relative to the right and bottom edges is returned.  Note that these
       coordinates will have already been accounted for in the x_return and y_return values.

       Note that invalid geometry specifications can cause a width or height of zero to be
       returned.  The caller may pass the address of the hints win_gravity field as grav-
       ity_return to update the hints directly.

SEE ALSO
       XSetWMProperties(3X11)
       Xlib - C Language X Interface

X Version 11				   libX11 1.2.1 			XParseGeometry(3)
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