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Motif 2.1 Programmer's Reference


The DialogShell widget class


#include <Xm/DialogS.h>


Modal and modeless dialogs use DialogShell as the Shell parent. DialogShell widgets cannot be iconified. Instead, all secondary DialogShell widgets associated with an ApplicationShell widget are iconified and de-iconified as a group with the primary widget.

The client indirectly manipulates DialogShell through the convenience interfaces during creation, and it can directly manipulate its BulletinBoard-derived child. Much of the functionality of DialogShell assumes that its child is a BulletinBoard subclass, although it can potentially stand alone.

Setting XmNheight, XmNwidth, or XmNborderWidth for either a DialogShell or its managed child usually sets that resource to the same value in both the parent and the child. When an off-the-spot input method exists, the height and width of the shell may be greater than those of the managed child in order to accommodate the input method. In this case, setting XmNheight or XmNwidth for the shell does not necessarily set that resource to the same value in the managed child, and setting XmNheight or XmNwidth for the child does not necessarily set that resource to the same value in the shell.

For the managed child of a DialogShell, regardless of the value of the shell's XmNallowShellResize resource, setting XmNx or XmNy sets the corresponding resource of the parent but does not change the child's position relative to the parent. The XtGetValues resource for the child's XmNx or XmNy yields the value of the corresponding resource in the parent. The x and y-coordinates of the child's upper left outside corner relative to the parent's upper left inside corner are both 0 (zero) minus the value of XmNborderWidth.

Note that the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM) allows a window manager to change or control the border width of a reparented top-level window.

DialogShell uses the XmQTdialogShellSavvy trait.


DialogShell inherits behavior, resources, and traits from the Core, Composite, Shell, WMShell, VendorShell, and TransientShell classes.

The class pointer is xmDialogShellWidgetClass.

The class name is XmDialogShell.

New Resources

DialogShell defines no new resources but overrides the XmNdeleteResponse resource in the VendorShell class.

Inherited Resources

DialogShell inherits behavior and resources from the superclasses described in the following tables, which define sets of widget resources used by the programmer to specify data.

For a complete description of each resource, refer to the reference page for that superclass. The programmer can also set the resource values for the inherited classes to set attributes for this widget. To reference a resource by name or by class in a .Xdefaults file, remove the XmN or XmC prefix and use the remaining letters. To specify one of the defined values for a resource in a .Xdefaults file, remove the Xm prefix and use the remaining letters (in either lowercase or uppercase, but include any underscores between words). The codes in the access column indicate if the given resource can be set at creation time (C), set by using XtSetValues (S), retrieved by using XtGetValues (G), or is not applicable (N/A).

TransientShell Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access
XmNtransientFor XmCTransientFor Widget NULL CSG

VendorShell Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access
XmNaudibleWarning XmCAudibleWarning unsigned char XmBELL CSG
XmNbuttonFontList XmCButtonFontList XmFontList dynamic CSG
XmNbuttonRenderTable XmCButtonRenderTable XmRenderTable dynamic CSG
XmNdefaultFontList XmCDefaultFontList XmFontList dynamic CG
XmNdeleteResponse XmCDeleteResponse unsigned char XmUNMAP CSG
XmNinputMethod XmCInputMethod String NULL CSG
XmNinputPolicy XmCInputPolicy XmInputPolicy XmPER_SHELL CSG
XmNkeyboardFocusPolicy XmCKeyboardFocusPolicy unsigned char XmEXPLICIT CSG
XmNlabelFontList XmCLabelFontList XmFontList dynamic CSG
XmNlabelRenderTable XmCLabelRenderTabel XmRenderTable dynamic CSG
XmNlayoutDirection XmCLayoutDirection XmDirection XmLEFT_TO_RIGHT CG
XmNmwmDecorations XmCMwmDecorations int -1 CG
XmNmwmFunctions XmCMwmFunctions int -1 CG
XmNmwmInputMode XmCMwmInputMode int -1 CG
XmNmwmMenu XmCMwmMenu String NULL CG
XmNpreeditType XmCPreeditType String dynamic CSG
XmNshellUnitType XmCShellUnitType unsigned char XmPIXELS CSG
XmNtextFontList XmCTextFontList XmFontList dynamic CSG
XmNtextRenderTable XmCTextRenderTable XmRenderTable dynamic CSG
XmNunitType XmCUnitType unsigned char XmPIXELS CSG
XmNuseAsyncGeometry XmCUseAsyncGeometry Boolean False CSG

WMShell Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access
XmNbaseHeight XmCBaseHeight int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNbaseWidth XmCBaseWidth int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNheightInc XmCHeightInc int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNiconMask XmCIconMask Pixmap NULL CSG
XmNiconPixmap XmCIconPixmap Pixmap NULL CSG
XmNiconWindow XmCIconWindow Window NULL CSG
XmNiconX XmCIconX int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNiconY XmCIconY int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNinitialState XmCInitialState int NormalState CSG
XmNinput XmCInput Boolean True CSG
XmNmaxAspectX XmCMaxAspectX int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNmaxAspectY XmCMaxAspectY int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNmaxHeight XmCMaxHeight int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNmaxWidth XmCMaxWidth int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNminAspectX XmCMinAspectX int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNminAspectY XmCMinAspectY int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNminHeight XmCMinHeight int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNminWidth XmCMinWidth int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNtitle XmCTitle String dynamic CSG
XmNtitleEncoding XmCTitleEncoding Atom dynamic CSG
XmNtransient XmCTransient Boolean True CSG
XmNwaitForWm XmCWaitForWm Boolean True CSG
XmNwidthInc XmCWidthInc int XtUnspecifiedShellInt CSG
XmNwindowGroup XmCWindowGroup Window dynamic CSG
XmNwinGravity XmCWinGravity int dynamic CSG
XmNwmTimeout XmCWmTimeout int 5000 ms CSG

If values for XmNminWidth and XmNminHeight are present, and values for XmNbaseWidth and XmNbaseHeight are absent, XmNminWidth and XmNminHeight will be used as default values for XmNbaseWidth and XmNbaseHeight, and these values will be added to the shell size specified by the user. To work around this, add arguments during widget creation to explicitly set XmNbaseWidth and XmNbaseHeight to zero.

Shell Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access
XmNallowShellResize XmCAllowShellResize Boolean False CG
XmNcreatePopupChildProc XmCCreatePopupChildProc XtCreatePopupChildProc NULL CSG
XmNgeometry XmCGeometry String NULL CSG
XmNoverrideRedirect XmCOverrideRedirect Boolean False CSG
XmNpopdownCallback XmCCallback XtCallbackList NULL C
XmNpopupCallback XmCCallback XtCallbackList NULL C
XmNsaveUnder XmCSaveUnder Boolean True CSG
XmNvisual XmCVisual Visual * CopyFromParent CSG

Composite Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access
XmNchildren XmCReadOnly WidgetList NULL G
XmNinsertPosition XmCInsertPosition XtOrderProc NULL CSG
XmNnumChildren XmCReadOnly Cardinal 0 G

Core Resource Set
Name Class Type Default Access
XmNaccelerators XmCAccelerators XtAccelerators dynamic CSG
XmNancestorSensitive XmCSensitive Boolean dynamic G
XmNbackground XmCBackground Pixel dynamic CSG
XmNbackgroundPixmap XmCPixmap Pixmap XmUNSPECIFIED_PIXMAP CSG
XmNborderColor XmCBorderColor Pixel XtDefaultForeground CSG
XmNborderPixmap XmCPixmap Pixmap XmUNSPECIFIED_PIXMAP CSG
XmNborderWidth XmCBorderWidth Dimension 0 CSG
XmNcolormap XmCColormap Colormap dynamic CG
XmNdepth XmCDepth int dynamic CG
XmNdestroyCallback XmCCallback XtCallbackList NULL C
XmNheight XmCHeight Dimension dynamic CSG
XmNinitialResourcesPersistent XmCInitialResourcesPersistent Boolean True C
XmNmappedWhenManaged XmCMappedWhenManaged Boolean True CSG
XmNscreen XmCScreen Screen * dynamic CG
XmNsensitive XmCSensitive Boolean True CSG
XmNtranslations XmCTranslations XtTranslations dynamic CSG
XmNwidth XmCWidth Dimension dynamic CSG
XmNx XmCPosition Position 0 CSG
XmNy XmCPosition Position 0 CSG


There are no translations for XmDialogShell.


Composite (3), Core (3), Shell (3), TransientShell (3), WMShell (3), VendorShell (3), and XmCreateDialogShell (3).

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