XtOwnSelection, XtOwnSelectionIncremental, XtDisownSelection - set
Boolean XtOwnSelection(Widget w, Atom selection, Time time,
XtConvertSelectionProc convert_proc, XtLoseSelectionProc
lose_selection, XtSelectionDoneProc done_proc);
Boolean XtOwnSelectionIncremental(Widget w, Atom selection, Time time,
XtLoseSelectionIncrProc lose_callback, XtSelectionDoneIncrProc
done_callback, XtCancelConvertSelectionProc cancel_callback,
void XtDisownSelection(Widget w, Atom selection, Time time);
Specifies the procedure that is to be called whenever someone
requests the current value of the selection.
done_proc Specifies the procedure that is called after the requestor
has received the selection or NULL if the owner is not
interested in being called back.
Specifies the procedure that is to be called whenever the
widget has lost selection ownership or NULL if the owner is
not interested in being called back.
selection Specifies an atom that describes the type of the selection
(for example, XA_PRIMARY, XA_SECONDARY, or XA_CLIPBOARD).
time Specifies the timestamp that indicates when the selection
ownership should commence or is to be relinquished.
w Specifies the widget that wishes to become the owner or to
The XtOwnSelection function informs the Intrinsics selection mechanism
that a widget believes it owns a selection. It returns True if the
widget has successfully become the owner and False otherwise. The
widget may fail to become the owner if some other widget has asserted
ownership at a time later than this widget. Note that widgets can lose
selection ownership either because someone else asserted later
ownership of the selection or because the widget voluntarily gave up
ownership of the selection. Also note that the lose_selection
procedure is not called if the widget fails to obtain selection
ownership in the first place.
The XtOwnSelectionIncremental procedure informs the Intrinsics
incremental selection mechanism that the specified widget wishes to own
the selection. It returns True if the specified widget successfully
becomes the selection owner or False otherwise. For more information
about selection, target, and time, see Section 2.6 of the Inter-Client
Communication Conventions Manual.
A widget that becomes the selection owner using
XtOwnSelectionIncremental may use XtDisownSelection to relinquish
The XtDisownSelection function informs the Intrinsics selection
mechanism that the specified widget is to lose ownership of the
selection. If the widget does not currently own the selection either
because it lost the selection or because it never had the selection to
begin with, XtDisownSelection does nothing.
After a widget has called XtDisownSelection, its convert procedure is
not called even if a request arrives later with a timestamp during the
period that this widget owned the selection. However, its done
procedure will be called if a conversion that started before the call
to XtDisownSelection finishes after the call to XtDisownSelection.
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