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XCreatePixmap(3)                XLIB FUNCTIONS                XCreatePixmap(3)



NAME
       XCreatePixmap, XFreePixmap - create or destroy pixmaps

SYNTAX
       Pixmap XCreatePixmap(Display *display, Drawable d, unsigned int width,
              unsigned int height, unsigned int depth);

       int XFreePixmap(Display *display, Pixmap pixmap);

ARGUMENTS
       d         Specifies which screen the pixmap is created on.

       depth     Specifies the depth of the pixmap.

       display   Specifies the connection to the X server.

       pixmap    Specifies the pixmap.

       width
       height    Specify the width and height, which define the dimensions of
                 the pixmap.

DESCRIPTION
       The XCreatePixmap function creates a pixmap of the width, height, and
       depth you specified and returns a pixmap ID that identifies it.  It is
       valid to pass an InputOnly window to the drawable argument.  The width
       and height arguments must be nonzero, or a BadValue error results.  The
       depth argument must be one of the depths supported by the screen of the
       specified drawable, or a BadValue error results.

       The server uses the specified drawable to determine on which screen to
       create the pixmap.  The pixmap can be used only on this screen and only
       with other drawables of the same depth (see XCopyPlane for an exception
       to this rule).  The initial contents of the pixmap are undefined.

       XCreatePixmap can generate BadAlloc, BadDrawable, and BadValue errors.

       The XFreePixmap function first deletes the association between the
       pixmap ID and the pixmap.  Then, the X server frees the pixmap storage
       when there are no references to it.  The pixmap should never be refer-
       enced again.

       XFreePixmap can generate a BadPixmap error.

DIAGNOSTICS
       BadAlloc  The server failed to allocate the requested resource or
                 server memory.

       BadDrawable
                 A value for a Drawable argument does not name a defined Win-
                 dow or Pixmap.

       BadPixmap A value for a Pixmap argument does not name a defined Pixmap.

       BadValue  Some numeric value falls outside the range of values accepted
                 by the request.  Unless a specific range is specified for an
                 argument, the full range defined by the argument's type is
                 accepted.  Any argument defined as a set of alternatives can
                 generate this error.

SEE ALSO
       XCopyArea(3X11)
       Xlib - C Language X Interface



X Version 11                     libX11 1.1.5                 XCreatePixmap(3)