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Tk_MaintainGeometry(3)	     Tk	Library	Procedures	Tk_MaintainGeometry(3)

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NAME
       Tk_MaintainGeometry,  Tk_UnmaintainGeometry  - maintain geometry	of one
       window relative to another

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<tk.h>

       Tk_MaintainGeometry(slave, master, x, y,	width, height)

       Tk_UnmaintainGeometry(slave, master)

ARGUMENTS
       Tk_Window   slave    (in)      Window whose  geometry  is  to  be  con-
				      trolled.

       Tk_Window   master   (in)      Window  relative to which	slave's	geome-
				      try will be controlled.

       int	   x	    (in)      Desired x-coordinate of slave in master,
				      measured	in  pixels  from the inside of
				      master's left border to the  outside  of
				      slave's left border.

       int	   y	    (in)      Desired y-coordinate of slave in master,
				      measured in pixels from  the  inside  of
				      master's	top  border  to	the outside of
				      slave's top border.

       int	   width    (in)      Desired width for	slave, in pixels.

       int	   height   (in)      Desired height for slave,	in pixels.
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DESCRIPTION
       Tk_MaintainGeometry and Tk_UnmaintainGeometry make it easier for	geome-
       try  managers  to deal with slaves whose	masters	are not	their parents.
       Three problems arise if the master for a	slave is not its parent:

       [1]    The x- and y-position of the slave must be translated  from  the
	      coordinate system	of the master to that of the parent before po-
	      sitioning	the slave.

       [2]    If the master window, or any of its ancestors up to the  slave's
	      parent, is moved,	then the slave must be repositioned within its
	      parent in	order to maintain the correct position relative	to the
	      master.

       [3]    If  the  master  or  one of its ancestors	is mapped or unmapped,
	      then the slave must be mapped or unmapped	to correspond.

       None of these problems is an issue if the parent	 and  master  are  the
       same.   For example, if the master or one of its	ancestors is unmapped,
       the slave is automatically removed by the screen	by X.

       Tk_MaintainGeometry deals with these problems for slaves	whose  masters
       aren't  their  parents.	 Tk_MaintainGeometry  is typically called by a
       window manager once it has decided where	a slave	should	be  positioned
       relative	to its master.	Tk_MaintainGeometry translates the coordinates
       to the coordinate system	of slave's parent and then moves  and  resizes
       the  slave  appropriately.  Furthermore,	it remembers the desired posi-
       tion and	creates	event handlers to monitor the master and  all  of  its
       ancestors  up  to  (but	not  including)	the slave's parent.  If	any of
       these windows is	moved, mapped, or unmapped, the	slave will be adjusted
       so  that	 it  is	mapped only when the master is mapped and its geometry
       relative	to the master remains as specified by x, y, width, and height.

       When a window manager relinquishes control over a window, or if it  de-
       cides  that  it	does not want the window to appear on the screen under
       any conditions, it calls	Tk_UnmaintainGeometry.	 Tk_UnmaintainGeometry
       unmaps the window and cancels any previous calls	to Tk_MaintainGeometry
       for the master-slave pair, so that  the	slave's	 geometry  and	mapped
       state  are  no  longer maintained automatically.	 Tk_UnmaintainGeometry
       need not	be called by a geometry	manager	if the slave, the  master,  or
       any  of the master's ancestors is destroyed:  Tk	will call it automati-
       cally.

       If Tk_MaintainGeometry is called	repeatedly for the  same  master-slave
       pair,  the  information	from the most recent call supersedes any older
       information.  If	Tk_UnmaintainGeometry is  called  for  a  master-slave
       pair that is isn't currently managed, the call has no effect.

KEYWORDS
       geometry	manager, map, master, parent, position,	slave, unmap

Tk				      4.0		Tk_MaintainGeometry(3)

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