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XSetSelectionOwner(3)		XLIB FUNCTIONS		 XSetSelectionOwner(3)

NAME
       XSetSelectionOwner, XGetSelectionOwner, XConvertSelection - manipulate
       window selection

SYNTAX
       int XSetSelectionOwner(Display *display,	Atom selection,	Window owner,
	      Time time);

       Window XGetSelectionOwner(Display *display, Atom	selection);

       int XConvertSelection(Display *display, Atom selection, Atom target,
	      Atom property, Window requestor, Time time);

ARGUMENTS
       display	 Specifies the connection to the X server.

       owner	 Specifies the owner of	the specified selection	atom.  You can
		 pass a	window or None.

       property	 Specifies the property	name.  You also	can pass None.

       requestor Specifies the requestor.

       selection Specifies the selection atom.

       target	 Specifies the target atom.

       time	 Specifies the time.  You can pass either a timestamp or Cur-
		 rentTime.

DESCRIPTION
       The XSetSelectionOwner function changes the owner and last-change time
       for the specified selection and has no effect if	the specified time is
       earlier than the	current	last-change time of the	specified selection or
       is later	than the current X server time.	 Otherwise, the	last-change
       time is set to the specified time, with CurrentTime replaced by the
       current server time.  If	the owner window is specified as None, then
       the owner of the	selection becomes None (that is, no owner).  Other-
       wise, the owner of the selection	becomes	the client executing the re-
       quest.

       If the new owner	(whether a client or None) is not the same as the cur-
       rent owner of the selection and the current owner is not	None, the cur-
       rent owner is sent a SelectionClear event.  If the client that is the
       owner of	a selection is later terminated	(that is, its connection is
       closed) or if the owner window it has specified in the request is later
       destroyed, the owner of the selection automatically reverts to None,
       but the last-change time	is not affected.  The selection	atom is	unin-
       terpreted by the	X server.  XGetSelectionOwner returns the owner	win-
       dow, which is reported in SelectionRequest and SelectionClear events.
       Selections are global to	the X server.

       XSetSelectionOwner can generate BadAtom and BadWindow errors.

       The XGetSelectionOwner function returns the window ID associated	with
       the window that currently owns the specified selection.	If no selec-
       tion was	specified, the function	returns	the constant None.  If None is
       returned, there is no owner for the selection.

       XGetSelectionOwner can generate a BadAtom error.

       XConvertSelection requests that the specified selection be converted to
       the specified target type:

       o    If the specified selection has an owner, the X server sends	a Se-
	    lectionRequest event to that owner.

       o    If no owner	for the	specified selection exists, the	X server gen-
	    erates a SelectionNotify event to the requestor with property
	    None.

       The arguments are passed	on unchanged in	either of the events.  There
       are two predefined selection atoms: PRIMARY and SECONDARY.

       XConvertSelection can generate BadAtom and BadWindow errors.

DIAGNOSTICS
       BadAtom	 A value for an	Atom argument does not name a defined Atom.

       BadWindow A value for a Window argument does not	name a defined Window.

SEE ALSO
       Xlib - C	Language X Interface

X Version 11			 libX11	1.6.5		 XSetSelectionOwner(3)

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