XReparentWindow(3) XLIB FUNCTIONS XReparentWindow(3)
XReparentWindow - reparent windows
int XReparentWindow(Display *display, Window w, Window parent, int x,
display Specifies the connection to the X server.
parent Specifies the parent window.
w Specifies the window.
y Specify the x and y coordinatesof the position in the new
If the specified window is mapped, XReparentWindow automatically per-
forms an UnmapWindow request on it, removes it from its current posi-
tion in the hierarchy, and inserts it as the child of the specified
parent. The window is placed in the stacking order on top with respect
to sibling windows.
After reparenting the specified window, XReparentWindow causes the X
server to generate a ReparentNotify event. The override_redirect mem-
ber returned in this event is set to the window's corresponding
attribute. Window manager clients usually should ignore this window if
this member is set to True. Finally, if the specified window was orig-
inally mapped, the X server automatically performs a MapWindow request
The X server performs normal exposure processing on formerly obscured
windows. The X server might not generate Expose events for regions
from the initial UnmapWindow request that are immediately obscured by
the final MapWindow request. A BadMatch error results if:
o The new parent window is not on the same screen as the old parent
o The new parent window is the specified window or an inferior of
the specified window.
o The new parent is InputOnly, and the window is not.
o The specified window has a ParentRelative background, and the new
parent window is not the same depth as the specified window.
XReparentWindow can generate BadMatch and BadWindow errors.
BadWindow A value for a Window argument does not name a defined Window.
Xlib - C Language X Interface
X Version 11 libX11 1.1.5 XReparentWindow(3)