XmCreateSelectionDialog man page

XmCreateSelectionDialog — The SelectionBox SelectionDialog convenience creation function


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


XmCreateSelectionDialog is a convenience creation function that creates a DialogShell and an unmanaged SelectionBox child of the DialogShell. A SelectionDialog offers the user a choice from a list of alternatives and gets a selection. It includes the following:


A scrolling list of alternatives


An editable text field for the selected alternative


Labels for the text field


Four buttons

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

XmCreateSelectionDialog forces the value of the SelectionBox resource XmNdialogType to XmDIALOG_SELECTION.

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

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


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 SelectionBox and its associated resources, see XmSelectionBox(3).


Returns the SelectionBox widget ID.

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