XmDialogShell man page

XmDialogShell — The DialogShell widget class


#include <Xm/DialogS.h>


Modal and modeless dialogs use DialogShell as the Shell parent. DialogShell widgets cannot be iconified. Instead, all secondary DialogShell widgets associated with an ApplicationShell widget are iconified and de-iconified as a group with the primary widget.

The client indirectly manipulates DialogShell through the convenience interfaces during creation, and it can directly manipulate its BulletinBoard-derived child. Much of the functionality of DialogShell assumes that its child is a BulletinBoard subclass, although it can potentially stand alone.

Setting XmNheight, XmNwidth, or XmNborderWidth for either a DialogShell or its managed child usually sets that resource to the same value in both the parent and the child. When an off-the-spot input method exists, the height and width of the shell may be greater than those of the managed child in order to accommodate the input method. In this case, setting XmNheight or XmNwidth for the shell does not necessarily set that resource to the same value in the managed child, and setting XmNheight or XmNwidth for the child does not necessarily set that resource to the same value in the shell.

For the managed child of a DialogShell, regardless of the value of the shell's XmNallowShellResize resource, setting XmNx or XmNy sets the corresponding resource of the parent but does not change the child's position relative to the parent. The XtGetValues resource for the child's XmNx or XmNy yields the value of the corresponding resource in the parent. The x and y-coordinates of the child's upper left outside corner relative to the parent's upper left inside corner are both 0 (zero) minus the value of XmNborderWidth.

Note that the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM) allows a window manager to change or control the border width of a reparented top-level window.

DialogShell uses the XmQTdialogShellSavvy trait.


DialogShell inherits behavior, resources, and traits from the Core, Composite, Shell, WMShell, VendorShell, and TransientShell classes.

The class pointer is xmDialogShellWidgetClass.

The class name is XmDialogShell.

New Resources

DialogShell defines no new resources but overrides the XmNdeleteResponse resource in the VendorShell class.

Inherited Resources

DialogShell inherits behavior and resources from the superclasses described in the following tables, which define sets of widget resources used by the programmer to specify data.

For a complete description of each resource, refer to the reference page for that superclass. The programmer can also set the resource values for the inherited classes to set attributes for this widget. To reference a resource by name or by class in a .Xdefaults file, remove the XmN or XmC prefix and use the remaining letters. To specify one of the defined values for a resource in a .Xdefaults file, remove the Xm prefix and use the remaining letters (in either lowercase or uppercase, but include any underscores between words). The codes in the access column indicate if the given resource can be set at creation time (C), set by using XtSetValues (S), retrieved by using XtGetValues (G), or is not applicable (N/A).

TransientShell Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access

XmNtransientFor XmCTransientFor Widget NULL CSG

VendorShell Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access

XmNaudibleWarning XmCAudibleWarning unsigned char XmBELL CSG

XmNbuttonFontList XmCButtonFontList XmFontList dynamic CSG

XmNbuttonRenderTable XmCButtonRenderTable XmRenderTable dynamic CSG

XmNdefaultFontList XmCDefaultFontList XmFontList dynamic CG

XmNdeleteResponse XmCDeleteResponse unsigned char XmUNMAP CSG

XmNinputMethod XmCInputMethod String NULL CSG

XmNinputPolicy XmCInputPolicy XmInputPolicy XmPER_SHELL CSG

XmNkeyboardFocusPolicy XmCKeyboardFocusPolicy unsigned char XmEXPLICIT CSG

XmNlabelFontList XmCLabelFontList XmFontList dynamic CSG

XmNlabelRenderTable XmCLabelRenderTabel XmRenderTable dynamic CSG

XmNlayoutDirection XmCLayoutDirection XmDirection XmLEFT_TO_RIGHT CG

XmNmwmDecorations XmCMwmDecorations int -1 CG

XmNmwmFunctions XmCMwmFunctions int -1 CG

XmNmwmInputMode XmCMwmInputMode int -1 CG

XmNmwmMenu XmCMwmMenu String NULL CG

XmNpreeditType XmCPreeditType String dynamic CSG

XmNshellUnitType XmCShellUnitType unsigned char XmPIXELS CSG

XmNtextFontList XmCTextFontList XmFontList dynamic CSG

XmNtextRenderTable XmCTextRenderTable XmRenderTable dynamic CSG

XmNunitType XmCUnitType unsigned char XmPIXELS CSG

XmNuseAsyncGeometry XmCUseAsyncGeometry Boolean False CSG

WMShell Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access

XmNbaseHeight XmCBaseHeight int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNbaseWidth XmCBaseWidth int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNheightInc XmCHeightInc int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNiconMask XmCIconMask Pixmap NULL CSG

XmNiconPixmap XmCIconPixmap Pixmap NULL CSG

XmNiconWindow XmCIconWindow Window NULL CSG

XmNiconX XmCIconX int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNiconY XmCIconY int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNinitialState XmCInitialState int NormalState CSG

XmNinput XmCInput Boolean True CSG

XmNmaxAspectX XmCMaxAspectX int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNmaxAspectY XmCMaxAspectY int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNmaxHeight XmCMaxHeight int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNmaxWidth XmCMaxWidth int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNminAspectX XmCMinAspectX int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNminAspectY XmCMinAspectY int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNminHeight XmCMinHeight int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNminWidth XmCMinWidth int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNtitle XmCTitle String dynamic CSG

XmNtitleEncoding XmCTitleEncoding Atom dynamic CSG

XmNtransient XmCTransient Boolean True CSG

XmNwaitForWm XmCWaitForWm Boolean True CSG

XmNwidthInc XmCWidthInc int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG

XmNwindowGroup XmCWindowGroup Window dynamic CSG

XmNwinGravity XmCWinGravity int dynamic CSG

XmNwmTimeout XmCWmTimeout int 5000 ms CSG


If values for XmNminWidth and XmNminHeight are present, and values for XmNbaseWidth and XmNbaseHeight are absent, XmNminWidth and XmNminHeight will be used as default values for XmNbaseWidth and XmNbaseHeight, and these values will be added to the shell size specified by the user. To work around this, add arguments during widget creation to explicitly set XmNbaseWidth and XmNbaseHeight to zero.  

Shell Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access

XmNallowShellResize XmCAllowShellResize Boolean False CG

XmNcreatePopupChildProc XmCCreatePopupChildProc XtCreatePopupChildProc NULL CSG

XmNgeometry XmCGeometry String NULL CSG

XmNoverrideRedirect XmCOverrideRedirect Boolean False CSG

XmNpopdownCallback XmCCallback XtCallbackList NULL C

XmNpopupCallback XmCCallback XtCallbackList NULL C

XmNsaveUnder XmCSaveUnder Boolean True CSG

XmNvisual XmCVisual Visual * CopyFromParent CSG

Composite Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access

XmNchildren XmCReadOnly WidgetList NULL G

XmNinsertPosition XmCInsertPosition XtOrderProc NULL CSG

XmNnumChildren XmCReadOnly Cardinal 0 G

Core Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access

XmNaccelerators XmCAccelerators XtAccelerators dynamic CSG

XmNancestorSensitive XmCSensitive Boolean dynamic G

XmNbackground XmCBackground Pixel dynamic CSG

XmNbackgroundPixmap XmCPixmap Pixmap XmUNSPECIFIED_PIXMAP CSG

XmNborderColor XmCBorderColor Pixel XtDefaultForeground CSG

XmNborderPixmap XmCPixmap Pixmap XmUNSPECIFIED_PIXMAP CSG

XmNborderWidth XmCBorderWidth Dimension 0 CSG

XmNcolormap XmCColormap Colormap dynamic CG

XmNdepth XmCDepth int dynamic CG

XmNdestroyCallback XmCCallback XtCallbackList NULL C

XmNheight XmCHeight Dimension dynamic CSG

XmNinitialResourcesPersistent XmCInitialResourcesPersistent Boolean True C

XmNmappedWhenManaged XmCMappedWhenManaged Boolean True CSG

XmNscreen XmCScreen Screen * dynamic CG

XmNsensitive XmCSensitive Boolean True CSG

XmNtranslations XmCTranslations XtTranslations dynamic CSG

XmNwidth XmCWidth Dimension dynamic CSG

XmNx XmCPosition Position 0 CSG

XmNy XmCPosition Position 0 CSG


There are no translations for XmDialogShell.

Referenced By

XmBulletinBoard(3), XmCreateDialogShell(3).