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XGETDEVICEPROPERTY

XGETDEVICEPROPERTY

Section: [FIXME: manual] (3) Updated: 11/03/2010
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NAME

XGetDeviceProperty, XChangeDeviceProperty, XDeleteDeviceProperty - Get, change or delete a device's property.  

SYNOPSIS

#include <X11/extensions/XInput.h>

int XGetDeviceProperty( Display *display,
                        XDevice *device,
                        Atom property,
                        long offset,
                        long length,
                        Bool delete,
                        Atom req_type,
                        Atom *actual_type_return,
                        int *actual_format_return,
                        unsigned long *nitems_return,
                        unsigned long *bytes_after_return,
                        unsigned char **prop_return)

void XChangeDeviceProperty( Display *display,
                            XDevice *device,
                            Atom property,
                            Atom type,
                            int format,
                            int mode,
                            const char *data,
                            int nelements)

void XDeleteDeviceProperty( Display *display,
                            XDevice *device,
                            Atom property)

actual_type_return
       Returns an atom identifier that defines the actual type
       of the property.

actual_format_return
       Returns the actual format of the property.

bytes_after_return
       Returns the number of bytes remaining to be read in the
       property if a partial read was performed.

data
       Specifies the property data.

delete
       Specifies a Boolean value that determines whether the
       property is deleted.

display
       Specifies the connection to the X server.

device
       The device to grab.

format
       Specifies whether the data should be viewed as a list of
       8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit quantities. Possible values are
       8, 16, and 32. This information allows the X server to
       correctly perform byte-swap operations as necessary. If
       the format is 16-bit or 32-bit, you must explicitly cast
       the data pointer to an (unsigned char*) in the call to
       XChangeDeviceProperty.

length
       Specifies the length in 32-bit multiplies of the data to
       be retrieved.

mode
       Specifies the mode of operation. You can pass
       PropModeReplace, PropModePrepend, or PropModeAppend.

nelements
       Specifies the number of elements in data.

nitems_return
       Returns the actual number of 8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit
       items stored in the prop_return array.

num_values
       Specifies the number of elements in the values list.

offset
       Specifies the offset in the specified property (in
       32-bit quantities) where the data is to be retrieved.

property
       Specifies the property to modify or query.

prop_return
       Returns the data in the specified format. If the
       returned format is 8, the returned data is represented
       as a char array. If the returned format is 16, the
       returned data is represented as an array of short int
       type and should be cast to that type to obtain the
       elements. If the returned format is 32, the property
       data will be stored as an array of longs (which in a
       64-bit application will be 64-bit values that are padded
       in the upper 4 bytes).

req_type
       Specifies the atom identifier associated with the
       property type or AnyPropertyType.
 

DESCRIPTION

The XGetDeviceProperty function returns the actual type of the property; the actual format of the property; the number of 8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit items transferred; the number of bytes remaining to be read in the property; and a pointer to the data actually returned. For a detailed description of this function, see the man page to XGetWindowProperty.

The XChangeDeviceProperty function alters the property for the specified device and causes the server to generate a XPropertyNotifyEvent event on that device. For a detailed description of this function, see the man page to XChangeProperty.

The XDeleteDeviceProperty function deletes the specified device property. Note that a client cannot delete a property created by a driver or the server. Attempting to do so will result in a BadAtom error.

XGetDeviceProperty can generate a BadAtom, BadDevice error.

XChangeDeviceProperty can generate a BadDevice, a BadMatch, a BadAtom, and a BadValue error.

XDeleteDeviceProperty can generate a BadDevice, and a BadAtom error.  

DIAGNOSIS

BadAtom
       A value does not describe a valid named identifier or
       the client attempted to remove a driver-allocated
       property.

BadDevice
       An invalid device was specified. The device does not
       exist.
 

SEE ALSO

XListDeviceProperties(3)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
DIAGNOSIS
SEE ALSO

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