XmCreateFileSelectionDialog - Man Page

The FileSelectionBox FileSelectionDialog convenience creation function


#include <Xm/FileSB.h>
Widget XmCreateFileSelectionDialog(
Widget parent,
String name,
ArgList arglist,
Cardinal argcount);


XmCreateFileSelectionDialog is a convenience creation function that creates a DialogShell and an unmanaged FileSelectionBox child of the DialogShell. A FileSelectionDialog selects a file. It includes the following:


An editable text field for the directory mask


A scrolling list of filenames


An editable text field for the selected file


Labels for the list and text fields


Four buttons

The default button labels are OK, Filter, Cancel, and Help. One additional WorkArea child may be added to the FileSelectionBox after creation.

Use XtManageChild to pop up the FileSelectionDialog (passing the FileSelectionBox as the widget parameter); use XtUnmanageChild to pop it down.

XmCreateFileSelectionDialog forces the value of the Shell resource XmNallowShellResize to True.


Specifies the parent widget ID


Specifies the name of the created widget


Specifies the argument list


Specifies the number of attribute/value pairs in the argument list (arglist)

For a complete definition of FileSelectionBox and its associated resources, see XmFileSelectionBox(3).


Returns the FileSelectionBox widget ID.

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