Power Programming Motif

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Provides information on Motif interfaces and applications for beginning through intermediate programmers. Covers working with widgets, designing dialog boxes, using Motif strings, and creating object-oriented libraries. Appendices cover system-specific issues for systems such as Sun Microsystems, OpenWindows, and Hewlett-Packard. Includes many program and source code examples. Disk included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558283190
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is Motif?
Ch. 1 Using the Motif Window Manager 1
Ch. 2 Motif Programming 101 17
Ch. 3 Resources and Resource Files 51
Ch. 4 Pull-Down Menus and the Main Window 99
Ch. 5 Text Editing 157
Ch. 6 Organizing Applications with Container Widgets 195
Ch. 7 Designing Dialogs 247
Ch. 8 Motif Text Strings and Fonts 295
Ch. 9 More Motif Widgets 315
Ch. 10 X Events and the Xt Event-Handling Loop 367
Ch. 11 Down and Dirty with the Motif Drawing-Area Widget 405
Ch. 12 Bitmaps, Pixmaps, and Icons 435
Ch. 13 Background Processing and Timers with Xt 459
Ch. 14 Initializing the Xt Intrinsics Revisited 475
Ch. 15 Colors, Colormaps, and Visuals 491
Ch. 16 3D Graphics with PEX and Motif 523
Ch. 17 Multiple Top-Level Windows 559
Ch. 18 Working With Window Managers 575
Ch. 19 Cut, Copy, and Paste with the Motif Clipboard 641
Ch. 20 X Selections for Active Data Exchange 685
Ch. 21 Drag and Drop 719
Ch. 22 Advanced Menus 759
Ch. 23 Translation Tables, Actions, and Advanced Resources 777
Ch. 24 Handling Errors 803
Ch. 25 Online Help 823
Ch. 26 Optimizing Motif 857
Ch. 27 Writing International Applications 869
Ch. 28 C++ and Motif 909
Ch. 29 Migrating from Open Look to Motif 929
Appendix A: Where to Go From Here 955
Appendix B: System-Specific Issues 961
Appendix C: Motif Application Builders 967
Index 969
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