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XkbChangeNames

Section: XKB FUNCTIONS (3)
Updated: libX11 1.6.4
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

XkbChangeNames - _summary-line_  

SYNOPSIS

Bool XkbChangeNames (Display *dpy, unsigned int which, XkbDescPtr Xkb);
     
 

ARGUMENTS

- dpy
connection to the X server
- which
mask of names or map components to be updated
- Xkb
keyboard description to be updated
 

DESCRIPTION

XkbChangeNames provides a more flexible method for changing symbolic names than XkbSetNames and requires the use of an XkbNameChangesRec structure.

XkbChangeNames copies any names specified by changes from the keyboard description, xkb, to the X server specified by dpy. XkbChangeNames aborts and returns False if any illegal type names or type shift level names are specified by changes.

To change the symbolic names in the server, first modify a local copy of the keyboard description and then use either XkbSetNames, or, to save network traffic, use a XkbNameChangesRec structure and call XkbChangeNames to download the changes to the server. XkbSetNames and XkbChangeNames can generate BadAlloc, BadAtom, BadLength, BadMatch, and BadImplementation errors.  

STRUCTURES

The XkbNameChangesRec allows applications to identify small modifications to the symbolic names and effectively reduces the amount of traffic sent to the server:


    typedef struct _XkbNameChanges {
        unsigned int   changed;            /* name components that have changed 
*/
        unsigned char  first_type;         /* first key type with a new name */
        unsigned char  num_types;          /* number of types with new names */
        unsigned char  first_lvl;          /* first key type with new level 
names */
        unsigned char  num_lvls;           /* number of key types with new level 
names */
        unsigned char  num_aliases;        /* if key aliases changed, total 
number of key aliases */
        unsigned char  num_rg;             /* if radio groups changed, total 
number of radio groups */
        unsigned char  first_key;          /* first key with a new name */
        unsigned char  num_keys;           /* number of keys with new names */
        unsigned short changed_vmods;      /* mask of virtual modifiers for 
which names have changed */
        unsigned long  changed_indicators; /* mask of indicators for which names 
were changed */
        unsigned char  changed_groups;     /* mask of groups for which names 
were changed */
    } XkbNameChangesRec, *XkbNameChangesPtr
    
The changed field specifies the name components that have changed and is the bitwise inclusive OR of the valid names mask bits defined in Table 1. The rest of the fields in the structure specify the ranges that have changed for the various kinds of symbolic names, as shown in Table 2.

Xkb provides several functions that work with symbolic names. Each of these functions uses a mask to specify individual fields of the structures described above. These masks and their relationships to the fields in a keyboard description are shown in Table 1.

Table 1 Symbolic Names Masks

Mask BitValueKeyboardField
Component

XkbKeycodesNameMask(1<<0)Xkb->nameskeycodes
XkbGeometryNameMask(1<<1)Xkb->namesgeometry
XkbSymbolsNameMask(1<<2)Xkb->namessymbols
XkbPhysSymbolsNameMask(1<<3)Xkb->namesphys_symbols
XkbTypesNameMask(1<<4)Xkb->namestype
XkbCompatNameMask(1<<5)Xkb->namescompat
XkbKeyTypeNamesMask(1<<6)Xkb->maptype[*].name
XkbKTLevelNamesMask(1<<7)Xkb->maptype[*].lvl_names[*]
XkbIndicatorNamesMask(1<<8)Xkb->namesindicators[*]
XkbKeyNamesMask(1<<9)Xkb->nameskeys[*], num_keys
XkbKeyAliasesMask(1<<10)Xkb->nameskey_aliases[*], num_key_aliases
XkbVirtualModNamesMask(1<<11)Xkb->namesvmods[*]
XkbGroupNamesMask(1<<12)Xkb->namesgroups[*]
XkbRGNamesMask(1<<13)Xkb->namesradio_groups[*], num_rg
XkbComponentNamesMask(0x3f)Xkb->nameskeycodes,
geometry,
symbols,
physical symbols,
types, and
compatibility map
XkbAllNamesMask(0x3fff)Xkb->namesall name components

Table 2 XkbNameChanges Fields

MaskFieldsComponentField

XkbKeyTypeNamesMaskfirst_type,Xkb->maptype[*].name
num_types
XkbKTLevelNamesMaskfirst_lvl,Xkb->maptype[*].lvl_names[*]
num_lvls
XkbKeyAliasesMasknum_aliasesXkb->nameskey_aliases[*]
XkbRGNamesMasknum_rgXkb->namesradio_groups[*]
XkbKeyNamesMaskfirst_key,Xkb->nameskeys[*]
num_keys
XkbVirtualModNamesMaskchanged_vmodsXkb->namesvmods[*]
XkbIndicatorNamesMaskchanged_indicatorsXkb->namesindicators[*]
XkbGroupNamesMaskchanged_groupsXkb->namesgroups[*]
 

DIAGNOSTICS

BadAlloc
Unable to allocate storage
BadAtom
A name is neither a valid Atom or None
BadImplementation
Invalid reply from server
BadLength
The length of a request is shorter or longer than that required to minimally contain the arguments
BadMatch
A compatible version of Xkb was not available in the server or an argument has correct type and range, but is otherwise invalid
 

SEE ALSO

XkbSetNames(3)


 

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DESCRIPTION
STRUCTURES
DIAGNOSTICS
SEE ALSO


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