Volume 4: X Toolkit Intrinsics Programming Manual, 3rd Edition
Standard Edition
By Adrian Nye, Tim O'Reilly
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 1992
Pages: 567

Volume 4 is a complete guide to programming with the X Toolkit Intrinsics, the library of C language routines that facilitates the design of user interfaces with reusable components called widgets. It provides concepts and examples that show how to use the various X Toolkit routines. The first few chapters are devoted to using widgets; the remainder of the book covers the more complex task of writing new widgets.

Volume 4 is available in two editions. The Standard Edition uses Athena widgets in examples for X11 Release 5 to demonstrate how to use existing widgets, while still providing a good introduction to programming with any widget set based on Xt.

Volume 4 includes:

  • Introduction to the X Window System.
  • Building applications with widgets.
  • Constructing a bitmap editor with widgets.
  • An overview of each widget in the widget set.
  • Basic widget methods.
  • Events, translations, and accelerators.
  • Event handlers, timeouts, and work procedures.
  • Resource management and type conversion.
  • Selections and window manager interaction.
  • Geometry management.
  • Menus, gadgets, and cascaded pop-ups.
  • Miscellaneous techniques.
  • Comparison of Athena, OSF/Motif, and AT&T OPEN LOOK widgets.

This book is designed to be used with Volume 5, X Toolkit Intrinsics Reference Manual, which provides reference pages for each of the Xt functions, the widget classes defined by Xt, and the Athena widget set.

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