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XmCreateOptionMenu(3)	   Library Functions Manual	 XmCreateOptionMenu(3)

NAME
       XmCreateOptionMenu -- A RowColumn widget	convenience creation function

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<Xm/RowColumn.h>
       Widget XmCreateOptionMenu(
       Widget parent,
       String name,
       ArgList arglist,
       Cardinal	argcount);

DESCRIPTION
       XmCreateOptionMenu  creates  an	instance of a RowColumn	widget of type
       XmMENU_OPTION and returns the associated	widget ID.

       It is provided as a convenience function	for creating a RowColumn  wid-
       get  configured to operate as an	OptionMenu and is not implemented as a
       separate	widget class.

       The OptionMenu widget is	a specialized RowColumn	manager	composed of  a
       label,  a  selection area, and a	single Pulldown	menu pane. When	an ap-
       plication creates an OptionMenu widget, it supplies  the	 label	string
       and  the	Pulldown menu pane.  In	order for the operation	to be success-
       ful, there must be a valid XmNsubMenuId resource	set when this function
       is called.  The LabelGadget and the selection area (a CascadeButtonGad-
       get) are	created	by the OptionMenu.

       The OptionMenu's	Pulldown menu pane must	not contain any	 ToggleButtons
       or  ToggleButtonGadgets.	  The  results	of including CascadeButtons or
       CascadeButtonGadgets in the OptionMenu's	Pulldown menu pane  are	 unde-
       fined.

       An  OptionMenu  is laid out with	the label displayed on one side	of the
       widget and the selection	area on	the other side when XmNorientation  is
       XmHORIZONTAL.   The  layout  of the label with respect to the selection
       area depends on the XmNlayoutDirection resource in the horizontal  ori-
       entation.  If the value is XmVERTICAL, the label	is above the selection
       area.  The selection area has a dual purpose; it	displays the label  of
       the  last  item selected	from the associated Pulldown menu pane,	and it
       provides	the means for posting the Pulldown menu	pane.

       The OptionMenu typically	does not display any 3-D visuals around	itself
       or the internal LabelGadget. By default,	the internal CascadeButtonGad-
       get has a visible 3-D shadow.  The application may change this by  get-
       ting  the  CascadeButtonGadget  ID using	XmOptionButtonGadget, and then
       calling XtSetValues using the standard visual-related resources.

       The Pulldown menu pane is posted	when the mouse pointer is  moved  over
       the  selection  area and	a mouse	button that is defined by OptionMenu's
       RowColumn parent	is pressed.  The Pulldown menu pane is posted and  po-
       sitioned	 so that the last selected item	is directly over the selection
       area. The mouse is then used to arm the desired	menu  item.  When  the
       mouse button is released, the armed menu	item is	selected and the label
       within the selection area is changed to	match  that  of	 the  selected
       item.  By default, BSelect is used to interact with an OptionMenu.  The
       default can be changed with the RowColumn resource XmNmenuPost.

       The OptionMenu also operates with the keyboard interface	mechanism.  If
       the  application	has established	a mnemonic with	the OptionMenu,	press-
       ing <Alt> with the mnemonic causes the Pulldown menu pane to be	posted
       with  traversal	enabled.  The standard traversal keys can then be used
       to move within the menu pane. Pressing <Return> or typing a mnemonic or
       accelerator for one of the menu items selects that item.

       An  application	may  use the XmNmenuHistory resource to	indicate which
       item in the Pulldown menu pane should be	treated	as the current	choice
       and  have  its  label  displayed	in the selection area. By default, the
       first selectable	item in	the Pulldown menu pane is used.

       parent	 Specifies the parent widget ID

       name	 Specifies the name of the created widget

       arglist	 Specifies the argument	list

       argcount	 Specifies the number of attribute/value pairs in the argument
		 list (arglist)

       The user	can specify resources in a resource file for the automatically
       created widgets and gadgets of an OptionMenu.  These widgets  (or  gad-
       gets) and the associated	OptionMenu areas are

       Option Menu Label Gadget
		 OptionLabel

       Option Menu Cascade Button
		 OptionButton

       For  a  complete	 definition of RowColumn and its associated resources,
       see XmRowColumn(3).

RETURN
       Returns the RowColumn widget ID.

RELATED
       XmCascadeButtonGadget(3),  XmCreatePulldownMenu(3),   XmCreateSimpleOp-
       tionMenu(3),  XmLabelGadget(3), XmOptionButtonGadget(3),	XmOptionLabel-
       Gadget(3), XmRowColumn(3), and XmVaCreateSimpleOptionMenu(3).

							 XmCreateOptionMenu(3)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN | RELATED

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