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Motif Programming in the X Window System Environment

ISBN: 0-07-031723-2; To Order: 800/352-3566

Table of Contents

  1. What Is a Window System?
    • Data-Processing: Batch vs. Command-Line vs. Graphic-User Interfaces
    • Window System Concepts
    • Types of Input to a Window System
    • Advantages of a Graphic-User Interface
    • Disadvantages of a Graphic-User Interface
    • Application Programming for a Window System
    • A Brief History of Window Systems
  2. What Is the X Window System?
    • The X Window System
    • X Windowing Concepts
    • X Window Pointer Concepts
    • X and Xt Data Types
    • Starting X
    • Window Manager Concepts
  3. What Is the Motif Toolkit?
    • The Open Software Foundation
    • OSF/Motif
    • Motif Toolkit Library
    • Motif Data Types
    • Motif Window Manager
    • The Relationship between X and Motif
    • A Typical X/Motif Terminal Session
    • Output from and Input to a Motif Application
  4. Graphic-User Interface Objects -- Widgets
    • X and Object-Oriented Programming
    • Widget Concepts
    • Motif Widgets
    • Xt Widgets
    • The X/Motif Widget Class Tree
    • Purpose of this Book
  5. X Application Programming Concepts
    • Documentation
    • Function Naming Conventions
    • Header Files
    • Initializing and Creating a Shell Widget
    • Error Handling
    • Creating a Motif PushButton Widget
    • Managing Nonshell Widgets
    • Making the Shell Widget Visible
    • Entering an Event Loop
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
    • Compiling and Executing X Programs
  6. Event-Driven Programming
    • Handling Input through the Widgets
    • Callback Function Concepts
    • Registering a Callback Function
    • Coding a Callback Function
    • Removing a Callback
    • Terminating an X Program and Closing the Display
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  7. Multiple-Widget Programs
    • Composite/Manager Widget Concepts
    • Creating a Motif RowColumn Manager
    • Don't Forget to Manage the Manager
    • Widget Instance/Management Tree
    • Parameters for Motif Widget Creation Functions
    • Outline of a Basic X/Motif Program
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  8. Passing Data to a Callback Function
    • Function Parameters
    • Client_data
    • Call_data
    • Call_data for a PushButton
    • Call_data for a RowColumn
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  9. Resources
    • X and Object-Oriented Programming
    • Resource Concepts
    • Classes, Instances, and Inheritance
    • Core Widget and Resources
    • XmPrimitive Widget and Resources
    • Composite Widget and Resources
    • Constraint Widget and Resources
    • XmManager Widget and Resources
    • Important Resource Concepts
    • Resources for PushButtons
    • Resources for RowColumns
    • Setting Resources at Widget Creation
    • Setting and Getting Resources After Widget Creation
    • Resource Convenience Functions
    • Motif Compound Strings
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  10. Resource Files
    • Resource File Concepts
    • Syntax for Resource Files
    • Sources for Resources
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Resource Files
    • xrdb Program
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  11. Motif Primitive Widgets
    • Primitive Widget Concepts
    • Motif ArrowButton
    • Motif CascadeButton
    • Motif DrawnButton
    • Motif Label
    • Motif List
    • Motif ScrollBar
    • Motif Separator
    • Motif ToggleButton
    • Motif Gadgets
    • Motif PushButtonGadget
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  12. Motif Manager Widgets
    • Manager Widget Concepts
    • Motif BulletinBoard
    • Motif DrawingArea
    • Motif Frame
    • Motif PanedWindow
    • Motif Scale
    • Motif ScrolledWindow
    • ScrolledWindow Extensions
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  13. Motif Text Widget
    • Motif Text
    • Common Text Widget Editing Behaviors
    • Differences Between Single- and Multi-Line Text Widgets
    • Motif Text Convenience Functions
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  14. Common Motif Manager Widgets
    • Motif Form
    • Theory of Form Children Attachments
    • Form Attachments
    • Widget Attachments
    • Position Attachments
    • Rubber Positioning and XmATTACH_NONE
    • Common Form Children Layouts
    • Motif MainWindow
    • Defined Widget Resource Values
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  15. Graphic-User Interface Design Guidelines
    • Motif Style Guide
    • Giving Power to the User
    • Client Areas
    • Grouping Related Controls
    • Designing a Client Area
    • Motif's MainWindow Widget
  16. X Events
    • Event Concepts
    • Differences between Callbacks and Event Handlers
    • Event Types
    • Registering an Event Handler
    • Coding an Event Handler
    • Removing an Event Handler
    • X Event Data Structures
    • Accessing Members of X Event Data Structures
    • Other Common Event Structure Definitions
    • Determining the Actual Mouse Pointer Location
    • Translating Keypress Events into Characters
    • Timeouts
    • Work Procedures
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  17. Motif Menus
    • Menu Concepts
    • Menu Instance Trees
    • Motif PopupMenus
    • Motif PulldownMenus
    • Motif OptionMenus
    • Making Menu Options Unavailable
    • Motif MenuShells
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  18. Motif Dialog Boxes
    • Dialog Box Concepts
    • Motif MessageBox
    • Motif SelectionBox
    • Creating and Managing Dialog Boxes
    • MessageBox Dialogs
    • SelectionBox Dialogs
    • Create Your Own Dialog
    • Motif Dialog Box Convenience Functions
    • Motif Dialog Shells
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  19. Color
    • X Color Concepts
    • X Terminals and Visual Classes
    • The X Window System and Colormaps
    • Using Colors in Your Application
    • Installing Colors in a Colormap
    • Using Custom Colormaps
    • ColormapNotify Events
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  20. X Fonts, Motif Fontlists, and the X Cursor Font
    • X Font Concepts
    • Motif Font Concepts
    • Loading a Font
    • Getting Font Information
    • Creating a Motif Fontlist
    • Compound Strings and Fontlists
    • X Cursor Font
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  21. A Motif Case Study Example Program
  22. Graphics Context
    • Graphics Concepts
    • Creating a Graphics Context
    • Meaning of Various GC Members
    • Changing the Graphics Context Programmatically
    • Drawing a Line
    • Drawing Text
    • Drawings and Expose Events
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  23. Drawing Graphics Objects (Optional)
    • Graphics Review
    • Drawing Points
    • Drawing Lines and Segments
    • Drawing Rectangles
    • Drawing Arcs
    • Drawing Filled Rectangles and Arcs
    • Drawing Filled Polygons
    • Clearing and Copying Areas
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  24. Pixmaps and Bitmaps (Optional)
    • Pixmap Concepts
    • Creating a Pixmap
    • Clearing and Copying Pixmaps
    • Bitmap Concepts
    • Creating a Pixmap from a Bitmap
    • Cursor Pixmaps
    • A Complete X/Motif Client Application
  25. Motif Window Manager (Optional)
    • Purpose of a Window Manager
    • Motif's Input Selection Model
    • Motif Window Manager Resources
    • .mwmrc File
    • Motif Keyboard Bindings
    • Motif Mouse Button Bindings
    • Motif Window Manager Menus
  26. X11R4, X11R5, Motif 1.1, and Motif 1.2 (Optional)
    • X11 Release 4
    • X11 Release 5
    • OSF/Motif 1.1
    • Motif 1.1 Changes to Metaclass Widgets
    • Motif 1.1 Changes to Primitive Widgets and Gadgets
    • Motif 1.1 Changes to Manager Widgets
    • Motif 1.1 Changes to Dialog Widgets
    • Motif 1.1 Changes to Menu Widgets
    • Motif 1.1 Changes to Support ANSI C
    • OSF/Motif 1.2

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