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Manual Reference Pages  -  XQUERYTREE (3)

NAME

XQueryTree - query window tree information

CONTENTS

Syntax
Arguments
Description
Bugs
Diagnostics

SYNTAX

Status XQueryTree(Display *display, Window w, Window *root_return, Window *parent_return, Window **children_return, unsigned int *nchildren_return);

ARGUMENTS

children_return Returns the list of children.
display Specifies the connection to the X server.
nchildren_return Returns the number of children.
parent_return Returns the parent window.
root_return Returns the root window. you want to obtain
w Specifies the window whose list of children, root, parent, and number of children.

DESCRIPTION

The XQueryTree function returns the root ID, the parent window ID, a pointer to the list of children windows (NULL when there are no children), and the number of children in the list for the specified window. The children are listed in current stacking order, from bottom-most (first) to top-most (last). XQueryTree returns zero if it fails and nonzero if it succeeds. To free a non-NULL children list when it is no longer needed, use XFree.

XQueryTree can generate a BadWindow error.

BUGS

This really should return a screen *, not a root window ID.

DIAGNOSTICS

BadWindow A value for a Window argument does not name a defined Window.

SEE ALSO

XFree(3), XGetWindowAttributes(3), XQueryPointer(3)
Xlib - C Language X Interface
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