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AIX Version 4.3 AIXwindows Programming Guide
About This Book
The book, AIX Version 4.3 AIXwindows Programming Guide, is a
programmer's main source book for learning about user interfaces from a
Note: The information in this
book can also be found on the AIX Version 4.3 Base Documentation CD. This online documentation
is designed for use with an HTML 3.2 web browser.
Who Should Use This Book
This book is intended for users with
programming experience interested in customizing their personal
AIXwindows environment as well as for experienced C programmers who
are designing user interfaces for user communities.
How to Use This Book
Overview of Contents
A brief description of each chapter follows:
- Chapter 1. "AIXwindows Overview for Programmers", introduces users to the AIXwindows Environment and its services that can be used to enhance applications. The AIXwindows Environment User Interface products can be used to create graphical and user interfaces, either on your system or across the network. Both 2-D and 3-D applications are supported.
- Chapter 2. "AIXwindows Window Manager Overview", describes how to start and exit the AIXwindows Window Manager and how to restore default behavior.
- Chapter 3. "Using the AIXwindows Customizing Tool", explains how to change the look of an application. It provides a simplified method for you to add resource values to your .Xdefaults file.
- Chapter 4. "AIXwindows Xlib Library", translates information back and forth between the X-server and a standard X-window language so that the window interface is consistent across platforms. This chapter describes using displays, graphical overlay planes, and National Language Support.
- Chapter 5. "Using Extensions in AIXwindows", describes techniques for writing extension to the Xlib library that have the same performance rate as Core protocol requests.
- Chapter 6. "AIXwindows Screen Capture Library", provides a general purpose API for grabbing images from the screen in a format that can be used with other applications.
- Chapter 7. "AIXwindows Font Enhancements", provides information on the ISO9241 compliant bitmap fonts and how to configure a true type rasterizer.
- Appendix A. "Bidirectional Support in Xm (Motif 1.2) Library", provides a convenient way of creating Arabic/Hebrew graphical user interfaces.
- Appendix B. "Font Utility" provides information on the fontutil font editor that runs under the AIXwindows environment and allows you to create custom fonts.
- Appendix C. "Display Power Management",
describes the Display Power Management (DPM) function that is available for display devices that conform to the VESA Display Power Management Signaling standard.
- Appendix D. "Setting Up X11 Graphic Input Devices", describes procedures to set up X11 graphic input devices (LPFKeys, Dials, Tablet, and Spaceball).
The following highlighting conventions are used in this book:
|| Identifies commands, subroutines, keywords, files, structures, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system. Also identifies graphical objects such as buttons, labels, and icons that the user selects.|
|| Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.|
|| Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.|
ISO 9000 registered quality systems were used in the development and manufacturing of this product.
The following books contain information
about or related to programming the user interface:
- AIX and Related Products Documentation Overview, Order Number
- The graPHIGS Programming Interface: Understanding Concepts, Order Number
You can order publications from your sales
representative or from your point of sale.
If you received a printed copy of
Documentation Overview with your system, use that book for information
on related publications and for instructions on ordering them.
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