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Tk_SetClassProcs — register widget specific procedures


#include <tk.h>
Tk_SetClassProcs(tkwin, procs, instanceData)


Tk_Window tkwin (in)
Token for window to modify.

const Tk_ClassProcs *procs (in)
Pointer to data structure containing widget specific procedures. The data structure pointed to by procs must be static: Tk keeps a reference to it as long as the window exists.

ClientData instanceData (in)
Arbitrary one-word value to pass to widget callbacks.


Tk_SetClassProcs is called to register a set of procedures that are used as callbacks in different places.

The structure pointed to by procs contains the following:

typedef struct Tk_ClassProcs {
    size_t size;
    Tk_ClassWorldChangedProc *worldChangedProc;
    Tk_ClassCreateProc *createProc;
    Tk_ClassModalProc *modalProc;
} Tk_ClassProcs;
The size field is used to simplify future expansion of the structure. It should always be set to (literally) sizeof(Tk_ClassProcs).

worldChangedProc is invoked when the system has altered in some way that requires some reaction from the widget. For example, when a font alias (see the font manual entry) is reconfigured, widgets configured to use that font alias must update their display accordingly. worldChangedProc should have arguments and results that match the type Tk_ClassWorldChangedProc:

typedef void Tk_ClassWorldChangedProc(
        ClientData instanceData);
The instanceData parameter passed to the worldChangedProc will be identical to the instanceData parameter passed to Tk_SetClassProcs.

createProc is used to create platform-dependent windows. It is invoked by Tk_MakeWindowExist. createProc should have arguments and results that match the type Tk_ClassCreateProc:

typedef Window Tk_ClassCreateProc(
        Tk_Window tkwin,
        Window parent,
        ClientData instanceData);
The tkwin and instanceData parameters will be identical to the tkwin and instanceData parameters passed to Tk_SetClassProcs. The parent parameter will be the parent of the window to be created. The createProc should return the created window.

modalProc is invoked after all bindings on a widget have been triggered in order to handle a modal loop. modalProc should have arguments and results that match the type Tk_ClassModalProc:

typedef void Tk_ClassModalProc(
        Tk_Window tkwin,
        XEvent *eventPtr);
The tkwin parameter to modalProc will be identical to the tkwin parameter passed to Tk_SetClassProcs. The eventPtr parameter will be a pointer to an XEvent structure describing the event being processed.


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