Tk_MoveToplevelWindow man page

Tk_MoveToplevelWindow — Adjust the position of a top-level window

Synopsis

#include <tk.h>

Tk_MoveToplevelWindow(tkwin, x, y)

Arguments

Tk_Window tkwin (in)
Token for top-level window to move.
int x (in)
New x-coordinate for the top-left pixel of tkwin's border, or the top-left pixel of the decorative border supplied for tkwin by the window manager, if there is one.
int y (in)
New y-coordinate for the top-left pixel of tkwin's border, or the top-left pixel of the decorative border supplied for tkwin by the window manager, if there is one.

Description

In general, a window should never set its own position; this should be done only by the geometry manger that is responsible for the window. For top-level windows the window manager is effectively the geometry manager; Tk provides interface code between the application and the window manager to convey the application's desires to the geometry manager. The desired size for a top-level window is conveyed using the usual Tk_GeometryRequest mechanism. The procedure Tk_MoveToplevelWindow may be used by an application to request a particular position for a top-level window; this procedure is similar in function to the wm geometry Tcl command except that negative offsets cannot be specified. It is invoked by widgets such as menus that want to appear at a particular place on the screen.

When Tk_MoveToplevelWindow is called it does not immediately pass on the new desired location to the window manager; it defers this action until all other outstanding work has been completed, using the Tk_DoWhenIdle mechanism.

Keywords

position, top-level window, window manager

Info

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