Status XGetIconName(display, w, icon_name_return)
      Display *display;
      Window w;
      char **icon_name_return;


display Specifies the connection to the X server.
w Specifies the window.
icon_name_return Returns the window's icon name, which is a null-terminated string.


The XGetIconName() function returns the name to be displayed in the specified window's icon. If it succeeds, it returns a nonzero status; otherwise, if no icon name has been set for the window, it returns zero. If you never assigned a name to the window, XGetIconName() sets icon_name_return to NULL. If the data returned by the server is in the Latin Portable Character Encoding, then the returned string is in the Host Portable Character Encoding. Otherwise, the result is implementation dependent. When finished with it, a client must free the icon name string using XFree().

XGetIconName() can generate a BadWindow error.


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

See also

XAllocClassHint(), XAllocIconSize(), XAllocSizeHints(), XAllocWMHints(), XFree(), XGetWMIconName(), XSetCommand(), XSetIconName(), XSetTextProperty(), XSetTransientForHint(), XSetWMClientMachine(), XSetWMColormapWindows(), XSetWMIconName(), XSetWMName(), XSetWMProperties(), XSetWMProtocols(), XStringListToTextProperty(), "Setting and Reading the WM_ICON_NAME Property"
Christophe Tronche, [email protected]