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XtMakeGeometryRequest - Man Page

make geometry manager request


#include <X11/Intrinsic.h>

XtGeometryResult XtMakeGeometryRequest(Widget w, XtWidgetGeometry *request, XtWidgetGeometry *reply_return);

XtGeometryResult XtMakeResizeRequest(Widget w, Dimension width, Dimension height, Dimension *width_return, Dimension *height_return);



Returns the allowed widget size or may be NULL if the requesting widget is not interested in handling XtGeometryAlmost.


Specifies the desired widget geometry (size, position, border width, and stacking order).


Specifies the widget that is making the request.


Return the allowed widget width and height.


Depending on the condition, XtMakeGeometryRequest performs the following:

Otherwise, XtMakeGeometryRequest returns the resulting value from the parent's geometry manager.

Children of primitive widgets are always unmanaged; thus, XtMakeGeometryRequest always returns XtGeometryYes when called by a child of a primitive widget.

The XtMakeResizeRequest function, a simple interface to XtMakeGeometryRequest, creates a XtWidgetGeometry structure and specifies that width and height should change. The geometry manager is free to modify any of the other window attributes (position or stacking order) to satisfy the resize request. If the return value is XtGeometryAlmost, width_return and height_return contain a compromise width and height. If these are acceptable, the widget should immediately make an XtMakeResizeRequest and request that the compromise width and height be applied. If the widget is not interested in XtGeometryAlmost replies, it can pass NULL for width_return and height_return.

See Also

XtConfigureWidget(3), XtQueryGeometery(3)
X Toolkit Intrinsics - C Language Interface
Xlib - C Language X Interface

Referenced By

XtConfigureWidget(3), XtQueryGeometry(3).

The man page XtMakeResizeRequest(3) is an alias of XtMakeGeometryRequest(3).

libXt 1.3.0 X Version 11 XT FUNCTIONS