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XMBUF

XMBUF

Section: X FUNCTIONS (3) Updated: libXext 1.2.0
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NAME

XmbufQueryExtension, XmbufGetVersion, XmbufCreateBuffers, XmbufDestroyBuffers, XmbufDisplayBuffers, XmbufGetWindowAttributes, XmbufChangeWindowAttributes, XmbufGetBufferAttributes, XmbufChangeBufferAttributes, XmbufGetScreenInfo, XmbufCreateStereoWindow - X multibuffering functions  

SYNTAX


#include <X11/extensions/multibuf.h>

Bool XmbufQueryExtension(
    Display *dpy,
    Display *dpy,
    int *event_base_return,
    int *error_base_return);

Status XmbufGetVersion(
    Display *dpy,
    int *major_version_return,
    int *minor_version_return);

int XmbufCreateBuffers(
    Display *dpy,
    Window window,
    int count,
    int update_action,
    int update_hint,
    Multibuffer *buffers_update);

void XmbufDestroyBuffers(
    Display *dpy,
    Window window);

void XmbufDisplayBuffers(
    Display *dpy,
    int count,
    Multibuffer *buffers,
    int min_delay,
    int max_delay);

Status XmbufGetWindowAttributes(
    Display *dpy,
    Window window,
    XmbufWindowAttributes *attributes);

void XmbufChangeWindowAttributes(
    Display *dpy,
    Window window,
    unsigned long valuemask,
    XmbufSetWindowAttributes *attributes);

Status XmbufGetBufferAttributes(
    Display *dpy,
    Multibuffer buffer,
    XmbufBufferAttributes *attributes);

void XmbufChangeBufferAttributes(
    Display *dpy,
    Multibuffer buffer,
    unsigned long valuemask,
    XmbufSetBufferAttributes *attributes);

Status XmbufGetScreenInfo(
    Display *dpy,
    Drawable drawable,
    int *nmono_return,
    XmbufBufferInfo **mono_info_return,
    int *nstereo_return,
    XmbufBufferInfo **stereo_info_return);

Window XmbufCreateStereoWindow(
    Display *dpy,
    Window parent,
    int x,
    int y,
    unsigned int width,
    unsigned int height,
    unsigned int border_width,
    int depth,
    unsigned int class,                 /* InputOutput, InputOnly*/
    Visual *visual,
    unsigned long valuemask,
    XSetWindowAttributes *attributes,
    Multibuffer *left_return,
    Multibuffer *right_return);
 

STRUCTURES


Events:
typedef struct {
    int type;                 /* of event */
    unsigned long serial;     /* # of last request processed by server */
    int send_event;           /* true if this came from a SendEvent request */
    Display *display;         /* Display the event was read from */
    Multibuffer buffer;       /* buffer of event */
    int state;                /* see Clobbered constants above */
} XmbufClobberNotifyEvent;

typedef struct {
    int type;                 /* of event */
    unsigned long serial;     /* # of last request processed by server */
    int send_event;           /* true if this came from a SendEvent request */
    Display *display;         /* Display the event was read from */
    Multibuffer buffer;       /* buffer of event */
} XmbufUpdateNotifyEvent;

Per-window attributes that can be got:
typedef struct {
    int displayed_index;      /* which buffer is being displayed */
    int update_action;        /* Undefined, Background, Untouched, Copied */
    int update_hint;          /* Frequent, Intermittent, Static */
    int window_mode;          /* Mono, Stereo */
    int nbuffers;             /* Number of buffers */
    Multibuffer *buffers;     /* Buffers */
} XmbufWindowAttributes;

Per-window attributes that can be set:
typedef struct {
    int update_hint;          /* Frequent, Intermittent, Static */
} XmbufSetWindowAttributes;

Per-buffer attributes that can be got:
typedef struct {
    Window window;            /* which window this belongs to */
    unsigned long event_mask; /* events that have been selected */
    int buffer_index;         /* which buffer is this */
    int side;                 /* Mono, Left, Right */
} XmbufBufferAttributes;

Per-buffer attributes that can be set:
typedef struct {
    unsigned long event_mask; /* events that have been selected */
} XmbufSetBufferAttributes;

Per-screen buffer info (there will be lists of them):
typedef struct {
    VisualID visualid;        /* visual usable at this depth */
    int max_buffers;          /* most buffers for this visual */
    int depth;                /* depth of buffers to be created */
} XmbufBufferInfo;
 

DESCRIPTION

The application programming library for the X11 Double-Buffering, Multi-Buffering, and Stereo Extension contains the interfaces described below. With the exception of XmbufQueryExtension, if any of these routines are called with a display that does not support the extension, the ExtensionErrorHandler (which can be set with XSetExtensionErrorHandler and functions the same way as XSetErrorHandler) will be called and the function will then return.

XmbufQueryExtension returns True if the multibuffering/stereo extension is available on the given display. If the extension exists, the value of the first event code (which should be added to the event type constants MultibufferClobberNotify and MultibufferUpdateNotify to get the actual values) is stored into event_base_return and the value of the first error code (which should be added to the error type constant MultibufferBadBuffer to get the actual value) is stored into error_base_return.

XmbufGetVersion gets the major and minor version numbers of the extension. The return value is zero if an error occurs or non-zero if no error happens.

XmbufCreateBuffers requests that "count" buffers be created with the given update_action and update_hint and be associated with the indicated window. The number of buffers created is returned (zero if an error occurred) and buffers_update is filled in with that many Multibuffer identifiers.

XmbufDestroyBuffers destroys the buffers associated with the given window.

XmbufDisplayBuffers displays the indicated buffers their appropriate windows within max_delay milliseconds after min_delay milliseconds have passed. No two buffers may be associated with the same window or else a Match error is generated.

XmbufGetWindowAttributes gets the multibuffering attributes that apply to all buffers associated with the given window. The list of buffers returns may be freed with XFree. Returns non-zero on success and zero if an error occurs.

XmbufChangeWindowAttributes sets the multibuffering attributes that apply to all buffers associated with the given window. This is currently limited to the update_hint.

XmbufGetBufferAttributes gets the attributes for the indicated buffer. Returns non-zero on success and zero if an error occurs.

XmbufChangeBufferAttributes sets the attributes for the indicated buffer. This is currently limited to the event_mask.

XmbufGetScreenInfo gets the parameters controlling how mono and stereo windows may be created on the screen of the given drawable. The numbers of sets of visual and depths are returned in nmono_return and nstereo_return. If nmono_return is greater than zero, then mono_info_return is set to the address of an array of XmbufBufferInfo structures describing the various visuals and depths that may be used. Otherwise, mono_info_return is set to NULL. Similarly, stereo_info_return is set according to nstereo_return. The storage returned in mono_info_return and stereo_info_return may be released by XFree. If no errors are encounted, non-zero will be returned.

XmbufCreateStereoWindow creates a stereo window in the same way that XCreateWindow creates a mono window. The buffer ids for the left and right buffers are returned in left_return and right_return, respectively. If an extension error handler that returns is installed, None will be returned if the extension is not available on this display.  

PREDEFINED VALUES

Update_action field:


MultibufferUpdateActionUndefined
MultibufferUpdateActionBackground
MultibufferUpdateActionUntouched
MultibufferUpdateActionCopied

Update_hint field:


MultibufferUpdateHintFrequent
MultibufferUpdateHintIntermittent
MultibufferUpdateHintStatic
Valuemask fields:

MultibufferWindowUpdateHint
MultibufferBufferEventMask

Mono vs. stereo and left vs. right:


MultibufferModeMono
MultibufferModeStereo
MultibufferSideMono
MultibufferSideLeft
MultibufferSideRight

Clobber state:


MultibufferUnclobbered
MultibufferPartiallyClobbered
MultibufferFullyClobbered

Event stuff:


MultibufferClobberNotifyMask
MultibufferUpdateNotifyMask
MultibufferClobberNotify
MultibufferUpdateNotify
MultibufferNumberEvents
MultibufferBadBuffer
MultibufferNumberErrors
 

BUGS

This manual page needs more work.  

SEE ALSO

Extending X for Double Buffering, Multi-Buffering, and Stereo


 

Index

NAME
SYNTAX
STRUCTURES
DESCRIPTION
PREDEFINED VALUES
BUGS
SEE ALSO

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Time: 21:58:46 GMT, April 16, 2011