dtk_create_composite_shape man page

dtk_create_composite_shape — Create or modify a shape holding other shapes


#include <drawtk.h>

dtk_hshape dtk_create_composite_shape(dtk_hshape shp,
                                     unsigned int num,
                                     const dtk_hshape *list,
                                     int free_children);


dtk_create_composite_shape() creates a shape made of num different shapes specified by the array list. When dtk_draw_shape(3) is called on the composite shape, all referenced shapes will be rendered in the order of list. The composite shape create its own copy of the shape list, so there is no need to keep the array pointed by list allocated after the function returns.

If free_children is a non-zero value, the destruction of the composite shape will destroy the underlaying shapes. If free_children is zero, destroying the composite shape will leave the referenced shapes untouched, so that dtk_destroy_shape() should be called for all individual shapes.

shp can be used to modify a previously created shape. If it is non-null, the handle will be used to modify the shape referenced by shp: no new shape is created and the returned value is ensured to be shp in case of success, NULL otherwise. If shp is NULL, the function will attempt to create a new shape.

Return Value

In case of success the function returns the handle to the newly created or modified shape. If the shp argument is non-null, the handle returned is the same value. In case of error, NULL is returned.

See Also

dtk_destroy_shape(3), dtk_create_shape(3)

Referenced By


2010 EPFL Draw Toolkit manual