XkbGetNames man page

XkbGetNames — Obtain symbolic names from the server


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


- dpy

connection to the X server

- which

mask of names or map components to be updated

- Xkb

keyboard description to be updated


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 Bit Value Keyboard Field
XkbKeycodesNameMask (1<<0) Xkb->names keycodes
XkbGeometryNameMask (1<<1) Xkb->names geometry
XkbSymbolsNameMask (1<<2) Xkb->names symbols
XkbPhysSymbolsNameMask (1<<3) Xkb->names phys_symbols
XkbTypesNameMask (1<<4) Xkb->names type
XkbCompatNameMask (1<<5) Xkb->names compat
XkbKeyTypeNamesMask (1<<6) Xkb->map type[*].name
XkbKTLevelNamesMask (1<<7) Xkb->map type[*].lvl_names[*]
XkbIndicatorNamesMask (1<<8) Xkb->names indicators[*]
XkbKeyNamesMask (1<<9) Xkb->names keys[*], num_keys
XkbKeyAliasesMask (1<<10) Xkb->names key_aliases[*], num_key_aliases
XkbVirtualModNamesMask (1<<11) Xkb->names vmods[*]
XkbGroupNamesMask (1<<12) Xkb->names groups[*]
XkbRGNamesMask (1<<13) Xkb->names radio_groups[*], num_rg
XkbComponentNamesMask (0x3f) Xkb->names keycodes,
physical symbols,
types, and
compatibility map
XkbAllNamesMask (0x3fff) Xkb->names all 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.



Unable to allocate storage


Invalid reply from server


The length of a request is shorter or longer than that required to minimally contain the arguments


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


Referenced By

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

libX11 1.6.5 X Version 11 XKB FUNCTIONS