XmVaCreateSimpleMenuBar man page

XmVaCreateSimpleMenuBar — A RowColumn widget convenience creation function


#include <Xm/RowColumn.h>
Widget XmVaCreateSimpleMenuBar(
Widget parent,
String name);


XmVaCreateSimpleMenuBar creates an instance of a RowColumn widget of type XmMENU_BAR and returns the associated widget ID. This routine uses the ANSI C variable-length argument list (varargs) calling convention.

This routine creates a MenuBar and its CascadeButtonGadget children. The name of each button is button_n, where n is an integer from 0 (zero) to the number of buttons in the menu minus 1. Buttons are named and created in the order in which they are specified in the variable portion of the argument list.


Specifies the parent widget ID


Specifies the name of the created widget

The variable portion of the argument list consists of groups of arguments. The first argument in each group is a constant or a string and determines which arguments follow in that group. The last argument in the list must be NULL. Following are the possible first arguments in each group of varargs:


This is followed by two additional arguments. The set specifies one button in the MenuBar and some of its resource values. Following are the additional two arguments, in order:


The label string, of type XmString


The mnemonic, of type KeySym


This is followed by one additional argument, the value of the resource, of type XtArgVal. The pair specifies a resource and its value for the RowColumn widget.


This is followed by four additional arguments. The set specifies a resource and its value for the RowColumn widget. A resource type conversion is performed if necessary. Following are the additional four arguments, in order:


The resource name, of type String


The type of the resource value supplied, of type String


The resource value (or a pointer to the resource value, depending on the type and size of the value), of type XtArgVal


The size of the resource value in bytes, of type int


This is followed by one additional argument of type XtVarArgsList. This argument is a nested list of varargs returned by XtVaCreateArgsList.

For more information on variable-length argument lists, see the X Toolkit Intrinsics documentation.

A number of resources exist specifically for use with this and other simple menu creation routines. For a complete definition of RowColumn and its associated resources, see XmRowColumn(3).


Returns the RowColumn widget ID.

Referenced By

XmCreateMenuBar(3), XmCreateRowColumn(3), XmCreateSimpleMenuBar(3), XmRowColumn(3).