xcb_change_gc man page

xcb_change_gc — change graphics context components

Synopsis

#include <xcb/xproto.h>

Request function

xcb_void_cookie_t xcb_change_gc(xcb_connection_t *conn, xcb_gcontext_t gc, uint32_t value_mask, const void *value_list);

Request Arguments

conn
The XCB connection to X11.
gc
The graphics context to change.
value_mask

One of the following values:

XCB_GC_FUNCTION
TODO: Refer to GX
XCB_GC_PLANE_MASK

In graphics operations, given a source and destination pixel, the result is computed bitwise on corresponding bits of the pixels; that is, a Boolean operation is performed in each bit plane. The plane-mask restricts the operation to a subset of planes, so the result is:

((src FUNC dst) AND plane-mask) OR (dst AND (NOT plane-mask))

XCB_GC_FOREGROUND
Foreground colorpixel.
XCB_GC_BACKGROUND
Background colorpixel.
XCB_GC_LINE_WIDTH
The line-width is measured in pixels and can be greater than or equal to one, a wide line, or the special value zero, a thin line.
XCB_GC_LINE_STYLE
The line-style defines which sections of a line are drawn: Solid The full path of the line is drawn. DoubleDash The full path of the line is drawn, but the even dashes are filled differently
than the odd dashes (see fill-style), with Butt cap-style used where even and
odd dashes meet. OnOffDash Only the even dashes are drawn, and cap-style applies to all internal ends of
the individual dashes (except NotLast is treated as Butt).
XCB_GC_CAP_STYLE
The cap-style defines how the endpoints of a path are drawn: NotLast The result is equivalent to Butt, except that for a line-width of zero the final
endpoint is not drawn. Butt The result is square at the endpoint (perpendicular to the slope of the line)
with no projection beyond. Round The result is a circular arc with its diameter equal to the line-width, centered
on the endpoint; it is equivalent to Butt for line-width zero. Projecting The result is square at the end, but the path continues beyond the endpoint for
a distance equal to half the line-width; it is equivalent to Butt for line-width
zero.
XCB_GC_JOIN_STYLE
The join-style defines how corners are drawn for wide lines: Miter The outer edges of the two lines extend to meet at an angle. However, if the
angle is less than 11 degrees, a Bevel join-style is used instead. Round The result is a circular arc with a diameter equal to the line-width, centered
on the joinpoint. Bevel The result is Butt endpoint styles, and then the triangular notch is filled.
XCB_GC_FILL_STYLE
The fill-style defines the contents of the source for line, text, and fill requests. For all text and fill requests (for example, PolyText8, PolyText16, PolyFillRectangle, FillPoly, and PolyFillArc) as well as for line requests with line-style Solid, (for example, PolyLine, PolySegment, PolyRectangle, PolyArc) and for the even dashes for line requests with line-style OnOffDash or DoubleDash: Solid Foreground Tiled Tile OpaqueStippled A tile with the same width and height as stipple but with background
everywhere stipple has a zero and with foreground everywhere stipple
has a one Stippled Foreground masked by stipple For the odd dashes for line requests with line-style DoubleDash: Solid Background Tiled Same as for even dashes OpaqueStippled Same as for even dashes Stippled Background masked by stipple
XCB_GC_FILL_RULE
XCB_GC_TILE
The tile/stipple represents an infinite two-dimensional plane with the tile/stipple replicated in all dimensions. When that plane is superimposed on the drawable for use in a graphics operation, the upper-left corner of some instance of the tile/stipple is at the coordinates within the drawable specified by the tile/stipple origin. The tile/stipple and clip origins are interpreted relative to the origin of whatever destination drawable is specified in a graphics request. The tile pixmap must have the same root and depth as the gcontext (or a Match error results). The stipple pixmap must have depth one and must have the same root as the gcontext (or a Match error results). For fill-style Stippled (but not fill-style OpaqueStippled), the stipple pattern is tiled in a single plane and acts as an additional clip mask to be ANDed with the clip-mask. Any size pixmap can be used for tiling or stippling, although some sizes may be faster to use than others.
XCB_GC_STIPPLE
The tile/stipple represents an infinite two-dimensional plane with the tile/stipple replicated in all dimensions. When that plane is superimposed on the drawable for use in a graphics operation, the upper-left corner of some instance of the tile/stipple is at the coordinates within the drawable specified by the tile/stipple origin. The tile/stipple and clip origins are interpreted relative to the origin of whatever destination drawable is specified in a graphics request. The tile pixmap must have the same root and depth as the gcontext (or a Match error results). The stipple pixmap must have depth one and must have the same root as the gcontext (or a Match error results). For fill-style Stippled (but not fill-style OpaqueStippled), the stipple pattern is tiled in a single plane and acts as an additional clip mask to be ANDed with the clip-mask. Any size pixmap can be used for tiling or stippling, although some sizes may be faster to use than others.
XCB_GC_TILE_STIPPLE_ORIGIN_X
TODO
XCB_GC_TILE_STIPPLE_ORIGIN_Y
TODO
XCB_GC_FONT
Which font to use for the ImageText8 and ImageText16 requests.
XCB_GC_SUBWINDOW_MODE
For ClipByChildren, both source and destination windows are additionally clipped by all viewable InputOutput children. For IncludeInferiors, neither source nor destination window is clipped by inferiors. This will result in including subwindow contents in the source and drawing through subwindow boundaries of the destination. The use of IncludeInferiors with a source or destination window of one depth with mapped inferiors of differing depth is not illegal, but the semantics is undefined by the core protocol.
XCB_GC_GRAPHICS_EXPOSURES

Whether ExposureEvents should be generated (1) or not (0).

The default is 1.

XCB_GC_CLIP_ORIGIN_X
TODO
XCB_GC_CLIP_ORIGIN_Y
TODO
XCB_GC_CLIP_MASK
The clip-mask restricts writes to the destination drawable. Only pixels where the clip-mask has bits set to 1 are drawn. Pixels are not drawn outside the area covered by the clip-mask or where the clip-mask has bits set to 0. The clip-mask affects all graphics requests, but it does not clip sources. The clip-mask origin is interpreted relative to the origin of whatever destination drawable is specified in a graphics request. If a pixmap is specified as the clip-mask, it must have depth 1 and have the same root as the gcontext (or a Match error results). If clip-mask is None, then pixels are always drawn, regardless of the clip origin. The clip-mask can also be set with the SetClipRectangles request.
XCB_GC_DASH_OFFSET
TODO
XCB_GC_DASH_LIST
TODO
XCB_GC_ARC_MODE
TODO
value_list
Values for each of the components specified in the bitmask value_mask. The order has to correspond to the order of possible value_mask bits. See the example.

Description

Changes the components specified by value_mask for the specified graphics context.

Return Value

Returns an xcb_void_cookie_t. Errors (if any) have to be handled in the event loop.

If you want to handle errors directly with xcb_request_check instead, use xcb_change_gc_checked. See xcb-requests(3) for details.

Errors

xcb_alloc_error_t
The X server could not allocate the requested resources (no memory?).
xcb_font_error_t
TODO: reasons?
xcb_g_context_error_t
TODO: reasons?
xcb_match_error_t
TODO: reasons?
xcb_pixmap_error_t
TODO: reasons?
xcb_value_error_t
TODO: reasons?

Example

/*
 * Changes the foreground color component of the specified graphics context.
 *
 */
void my_example(xcb_connection_t *conn, xcb_gcontext_t gc, uint32_t fg, uint32_t bg) {
    /* C99 allows us to use a compact way of changing a single component: */
    xcb_change_gc(conn, gc, XCB_GC_FOREGROUND, (uint32_t[]){ fg });

    /* The more explicit way. Beware that the order of values is important! */
    uint32_t mask = 0;
    mask |= XCB_GC_FOREGROUND;
    mask |= XCB_GC_BACKGROUND;

    uint32_t values[] = {
        fg,
        bg
    };
    xcb_change_gc(conn, gc, mask, values);
    xcb_flush(conn);
}

See Also

xcb-requests(3), xcb-examples(3)

Author

Generated from xproto.xml. Contact xcb@lists.freedesktop.org for corrections and improvements.

Referenced By

xcb_change_gc_checked(3) is an alias of xcb_change_gc(3).

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