XDestroyWindow(display, w)
      Display *display;
      Window w;


display Specifies the connection to the X server.
w Specifies the window.


The XDestroyWindow() function destroys the specified window as well as all of its subwindows and causes the X server to generate a DestroyNotify event for each window. The window should never be referenced again. If the window specified by the w argument is mapped, it is unmapped automatically. The ordering of the DestroyNotify events is such that for any given window being destroyed, DestroyNotify is generated on any inferiors of the window before being generated on the window itself. The ordering among siblings and across subhierarchies is not otherwise constrained. If the window you specified is a root window, no windows are destroyed. Destroying a mapped window will generate Expose events on other windows that were obscured by the window being destroyed.

XDestroyWindow() can generate a BadWindow error.


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

See also

XChangeWindowAttributes(), XConfigureWindow(), XCreateWindow(), XDestroySubWindows(), XMapWindow(), XRaiseWindow(), XUnmapWindow(), "Destroying Windows"
Christophe Tronche, [email protected]