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.
Uses the Motif 1.2 widget set in examples and covers X11 Release 5.
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./li>
Events, translations, and accelerators.
Event handlers, timeouts, and work procedures.
Resource management and type conversion.
Selections and window manager interaction.
Menus, gadgets, and cascaded pop-ups.
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.
Adrian Nye is the author or editor of several volumes in the X Window System Series from O'Reilly & Associates. Adrian has worked as a programmer writing educational software in C and as a mechanical engineer designing offshore oil spill cleanup equipment. He has interests in the environment and the impact of people and technology. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.
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