This tutorial and reference provides application programmers working in X environments recipes that enables them to become quickly productive using any of the major X Toolkits, including OSF/Motif. The X Toolkit, a part of the X Window system from MIT, is a standard programming interface for building and manipulating user interface tools. It has a very steep learning curve and available material is geared toward those who aready understand it. KEY TOPICS: Covers the latest release of the X Window System (X11R6). The author is a leading authority on the X Window system. Provides a set of tutorial examples which demonstrate the major features of X Toolkits — in the order in which they would be encountered in writing a real application. MARKET: For software developers, application programmers, and interested users of commercial windows systems who want to know more about X Toolkits and how to use them in building applications.
1. The “X” Window System and How It Works.
2. The Xtoolkit Intrinsics.
3. Let's Get Started — Building a Simple Application.
4. Customizing Applications as a User.
5. Changing and Querying Widget State Inside a Program.
6. How to Manage Widgets on the Screen.
7. Shells and Popups.
8. Handling Flow of Control in an Application.
9. Advanced Flow of Control - Translation Management.
10. Writing Graphics Applications with Xtoolkits and Xlib.
11. The MIT Athena Widgets.
13. Digital's DECwindows.
14. AT&T's OPEN LOOK.
15. Using Widgets from Different Toolkits Together.
16. Building Your Own Special-Purpose Widgets.
17. The Future of Xtoolkit Systems.