10.11.1 CirculateRequest Events

The X server can report CirculateRequest events to clients wanting information about when another client initiates a circulate window request on a specified window. The X server generates this event type whenever a client initiates a circulate window request on a window and a subwindow actually needs to be restacked. The client initiates a circulate window request on the window by calling XCirculateSubwindows(), XCirculateSubwindowsUp(), or XCirculateSubwindowsDown().

To receive CirculateRequest events, set the SubstructureRedirectMask in the event-mask attribute of the window. Then, in the future, the circulate window request for the specified window is not executed, and thus, any subwindow's position in the stack is not changed. For example, suppose a client application calls XCirculateSubwindowsUp() to raise a subwindow to the top of the stack. If you had selected SubstructureRedirectMask on the window, the X server reports to you a CirculateRequest event and does not raise the subwindow to the top of the stack.

The structure for this event type contains:

typedef struct {
	int type;		/* CirculateRequest */
	unsigned long serial;	/* # of last request processed by server */
	Bool send_event;	/* true if this came from a SendEvent request */
	Display *display;	/* Display the event was read from */
	Window parent;
	Window window;
	int place;		/* PlaceOnTop, PlaceOnBottom */
} XCirculateRequestEvent;

The parent member is set to the parent window. The window member is set to the subwindow to be restacked. The place member is set to what the new position in the stacking order should be and is either PlaceOnTop or PlaceOnBottom. If it is PlaceOnTop, the subwindow should be on top of all siblings. If it is PlaceOnBottom, the subwindow should be below all siblings.

Next: ConfigureRequest Events

Christophe Tronche, [email protected]