XKillClient(display, resource)
      Display *display;
      XID resource;


display Specifies the connection to the X server.
resource Specifies any resource associated with the client that you want to destroy or AllTemporary .


The XKillClient() function forces a close-down of the client that created the resource if a valid resource is specified. If the client has already terminated in either RetainPermanent or RetainTemporary mode, all of the client's resources are destroyed. If AllTemporary is specified, the resources of all clients that have terminated in RetainTemporary are destroyed (see section 2.5). This permits implementation of window manager facilities that aid debugging. A client can set its close-down mode to RetainTemporary . If the client then crashes, its windows would not be destroyed. The programmer can then inspect the application's window tree and use the window manager to destroy the zombie windows.

XKillClient() can generate a BadValue error.


BadValue Some numeric value falls outside the range of values accepted by the request. Unless a specific range is specified for an argument, the full range defined by the argument's type is accepted. Any argument defined as a set of alternatives can generate this error.

See also

XSetCloseDownMode(), "Killing Clients".
Christophe Tronche, [email protected]