XIfEvent man page

XIfEvent, XCheckIfEvent, XPeekIfEvent — check the event queue with a predicate procedure

Syntax

int XIfEvent(Display *display, XEvent *event_return, Bool (*predicate)(), XPointer arg);

Bool XCheckIfEvent(Display *display, XEvent *event_return, Bool (*predicate)(), XPointer arg);

int XPeekIfEvent(Display *display, XEvent *event_return, Bool (*predicate)(), XPointer arg);

Arguments

arg

Specifies the user-supplied argument that will be passed to the predicate procedure.

display

Specifies the connection to the X server.

event_return

Returns either a copy of or  the matched event's associated structure.

predicate

Specifies the procedure that is to be called to determine if the next event in the queue matches what you want.

Description

The XIfEvent function completes only when the specified predicate procedure returns True for an event,  which indicates an event in the queue matches. XIfEvent flushes the output buffer if it blocks waiting for additional events. XIfEvent removes the matching event from the queue  and copies the structure into the client-supplied XEvent structure.

When the predicate procedure finds a match, XCheckIfEvent copies the matched event into the client-supplied XEvent structure and returns True. (This event is removed from the queue.) If the predicate procedure finds no match, XCheckIfEvent returns False, and the output buffer will have been flushed. All earlier events stored in the queue are not discarded.

The XPeekIfEvent function returns only when the specified predicate procedure returns True for an event. After the predicate procedure finds a match, XPeekIfEvent copies the matched event into the client-supplied XEvent structure without removing the event from the queue. XPeekIfEvent flushes the output buffer if it blocks waiting for additional events.

Each of these functions requires you to pass a predicate procedure that  determines if an event matches what you want. Your predicate procedure must decide if the event is useful without calling any Xlib functions. If the predicate directly or indirectly causes the state of the event queue to change, the result is not defined. If Xlib has been initialized for threads, the predicate is called with the display locked and the result of a call by the predicate to any Xlib function that locks the display is not defined unless the caller has first called XLockDisplay.

The predicate procedure and its associated arguments are:

Bool (*predicate)(Display *display, XEvent *event, XPointer arg)

display

Specifies the connection to the X server.

event

Specifies the XEvent structure.

arg

Specifies the argument passed in from the XIfEvent, XCheckIfEvent, or XPeekIfEvent function.

The predicate procedure is called once for each event in the queue until it finds a match.  After finding a match, the predicate procedure must return True. If it did not find a match, it must return False.

See Also

XAnyEvent(3), XNextEvent(3), XPutBackEvent(3) XSendEvent(3)
Xlib - C Language X Interface

Referenced By

XFlush(3), XNextEvent(3), XPutBackEvent(3), XSendEvent(3).

The man pages XCheckIfEvent(3) and XPeekIfEvent(3) are aliases of XIfEvent(3).

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