— A clipboard function that copies a data
item passed by name
int XmClipboardCopyByName ( display, window, data_id,
buffer, length, private_id)
Display * display;
unsigned long length;
copies the actual data for a data item that was
previously passed by name to the clipboard. Data is considered to be passed by
name when a call to XmClipboardCopy
is made with a NULL buffer
parameter. Additional calls to this function append new data to the existing
- Specifies a pointer to the Display structure that was returned in a
previous call to XOpenDisplay or XtDisplay.
- Specifies the window ID of a widget that relates the application window to
the clipboard. The widget's window ID can be obtained through
XtWindow. The same application instance should pass the same window
ID to each clipboard function it calls.
- Specifies an identifying number assigned to the data item that uniquely
identifies the data item and the format. This number was assigned by
XmClipboardCopy to the data item.
- Specifies the buffer from which the clipboard copies the data.
- Specifies the number of bytes in the data item.
- Specifies the private data that the application wants to store with the
- The function was successful.
- The function failed because the clipboard was locked by another
application. The application can continue to call the function again with
the same parameters until the lock goes away. This gives the application
the opportunity to ask if the user wants to keep trying or to give up on
(3), and XmClipboardUnlock