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XFORMS(5)			 Forms Library			     XFORMS(5)

       xforms -	  A GUI	Toolkit	for X Window Systems

       Forms  Library  for  X  (xforms)	is a GUI toolkit and builder for the X
       Window Systems and runs on all major UNIX platforms as well as  OpenVMS
       and  OS2.   Forms  Library  is too complex to be	described in the "man"
       page format.  Ask your system administrator for	the  location  of  the
       HTML,  PDF  or PostScript document or follow the	links on the Forms Li-
       brary's home page for an	online version of the documentation.

       Forms Library is	a graphical user interface toolkit based on Xlib for X
       Window  Systems.	 It  comes with	a rich set of objects such as buttons,
       browsers, sliders and menus integrated  into  an	 elegant  event/object
       callback	 execution  model  that	allows fast and	easy construction of X
       applications. In	addition, the library has support for image  read  and
       write,  format conversion and simple image processing. The library con-
       sists of	a flexible set of C-routines that can be used  in  C  and  C++
       programs	 (As  of this writing, perl, ada95, pascal, scheme and Fortran
       bindings	to the Forms Library are in beta.)

       The library is efficient	and portable and runs on all major Unix	 plat-
       forms, including	Sun, SGI, HP, DEC Alpha/OSF, IBM RS6000, Convex, Cray,
       Linux,  FreeBSD,	 NetBSD,  SCO,	Unixware,  OpenBSD  ,  BSDi,   DecSys-
       tem(mips)/Ultrix	and others.  Non-unix platforms	include	OpenVMS, OS/2,
       and Window/NT.

       Bundled with the	library	is also	a Form designer, fdesign, which	can be
       used  to	build interaction forms	in a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you
       get) way	and to generate	the corresponding C (or	 any  of  the  binding
       languages) code for you.	 50+ demos in source code are distributed with
       the library.

       All programs written using the Forms Library  recognize	the  following
       command line options

       -display	host:dpy
	     specifies the server to connect to.

       -bw borderwidth
	     specifies the border width	to use for built-in objects.

	     prints the	xforms version information.

       -visual visualName
	     requests  a  visual by name such as TrueColor etc.	By default the
	     Forms Library always selects the visual that has the most depth.

       -depth depth
	     requests a	specific depth.

       -fldebug	level
	     generates some info about the state of the	XForms.	  where	 level
	     is	 an integer between 1-5	and controls the amount	of information
	     to	output.	Depending on the options used when the	Forms  Library
	     was built,	a level	more than 3 might not be available.

       -sync runs  the application in synchronous mode with debug level	set to

	     requests a	private	colormap for the application.

	     requests a	shared colormap	even if	 the  application  needs  more
	     colors  than  available. For those	colors that can't be allocated
	     in	the shared colormap, substitutions are	made  so  the  closest
	     matching color is used.

	     requests a	standard colormap.

       -name  newname
	     specifies	the  application  name under which resources are to be
	     obtained, rather than the default executable file name.

       fdesign(1L), fd2ps(1L)

       Copyright (c) 1996-2002 T.C. Zhao, Mark Overmars	and Steve Lamont
       Since 2002: GNU Lesser General Public License
       Maintainers: Jean-Marc Lasgouttes, Angus	Leeming, Jens  Thoms  Toerring


Version	1.2.0			 November 2013			     XFORMS(5)


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