XkbAddGeomRow (3) - Linux Manuals

XkbAddGeomRow: Add a row to a section


XkbAddGeomRow - Add a row to a section


XkbRowPtr XkbAddGeomRow (XkbSectionPtr section, int sz_keys);


- section
section to be updated
- sz_keys
number of keys to be reserved


Xkb provides functions to add a single new element to the top-level keyboard geometry. In each case the num_ * fields of the corresponding structure is incremented by 1. These functions do not change sz_* unless there is no more room in the array. Some of these functions fill in the values of the element's structure from the arguments. For other functions, you must explicitly write code to fill the structure's elements.

The top-level geometry description includes a list of geometry properties. A geometry property associates an arbitrary string with an equally arbitrary name. Programs that display images of keyboards can use geometry properties as hints, but they are not interpreted by Xkb. No other geometry structures refer to geometry properties.

One of the components of a keyboard geometry section is one or more rows of keys. XkbAddGeomRow adds one row to the specified section. The newly created row contains space for the number of keys specified in sz_keys. They are allocated and zeroed, but otherwise uninitialized. XkbAddGeomRow returns NULL if any of the parameters is empty or if it was not able to allocate space for the row. To allocate space for an arbitrary number of rows to a section, use the XkbAllocGeomRows function.


typedef struct _XkbRow {
        short           top;
        short           left;
        unsigned short  num_keys;
        unsigned short  sz_keys;
        int             vertical;
        XkbKeyPtr       keys;
        XkbBoundsRec    bounds;
} XkbRowRec, *XkbRowPtr;