XkbGetNames man page

XkbGetNames — Obtain symbolic names from the server

Synopsis

Status XkbGetNames (Display *dpy, unsigned int which, XkbDescPtr Xkb);

Arguments

- dpy
connection to the X server
- which
mask of names or map components to be updated
- Xkb
keyboard description to be updated

Description

XkbGetNames retrieves symbolic names for the components of the keyboard extension from the X server. The which parameter specifies the name components to be updated in the xkb parameter, and is the bitwise inclusive OR of the valid names mask bits defined in Table 1.

Table 1 Symbolic Names Masks
Mask BitValueKeyboardField
Component
XkbKeycodesNameMask(1<<0)Xkb->nameskeycodes
XkbGeometryNameMask(1<<1)Xkb->namesgeometry
XkbSymbolsNameMask(1<<2)Xkb->namessymbols
XkbPhysSymbolsNameMask(1<<3)Xkb->namesphys_symbols
XkbTypesNameMask(1<<4)Xkb->namestype
XkbCompatNameMask(1<<5)Xkb->namescompat
XkbKeyTypeNamesMask(1<<6)Xkb->maptype[*].name
XkbKTLevelNamesMask(1<<7)Xkb->maptype[*].lvl_names[*]
XkbIndicatorNamesMask(1<<8)Xkb->namesindicators[*]
XkbKeyNamesMask(1<<9)Xkb->nameskeys[*], num_keys
XkbKeyAliasesMask(1<<10)Xkb->nameskey_aliases[*], num_key_aliases
XkbVirtualModNamesMask(1<<11)Xkb->namesvmods[*]
XkbGroupNamesMask(1<<12)Xkb->namesgroups[*]
XkbRGNamesMask(1<<13)Xkb->namesradio_groups[*], num_rg
XkbComponentNamesMask(0x3f)Xkb->nameskeycodes,
geometry,
symbols,
physical symbols,
types, and
compatibility map
XkbAllNamesMask(0x3fff)Xkb->namesall name components

If the names field of the keyboard description xkb is NULL, XkbGetNames allocates and initializes the names component of the keyboard description before obtaining the values specified by which. If the names field of xkb is not NULL, XkbGetNames obtains the values specified by which and copies them into the keyboard description Xkb.

If the map component of the xkb parameter is NULL, XkbGetNames does not retrieve type or shift level names, even if XkbKeyTypeNamesMask or XkbKTLevelNamesMask are set in which.

XkbGetNames can return Success, or BadAlloc, BadLength, BadMatch, and BadImplementation errors.

To free symbolic names, use XkbFreeNames.

Diagnostics

BadAlloc
Unable to allocate storage
BadImplementation
Invalid reply from server
BadLength
The length of a request is shorter or longer than that required to minimally contain the arguments
BadMatch
A compatible version of Xkb was not available in the server or an argument has correct type and range, but is otherwise invalid

See Also

XkbFreeNames(3)

Referenced By

XkbGetNamedIndicator(3), XkbGetVirtualMods(3), XkbSetIgnoreLockMods(3), XkbSetServerInternalMods(3).

libX11 1.6.4 X Version 11 XKB FUNCTIONS