Automatic shadow update
Composite Overlay Window
Parent window clipping
Per-hierarchy storage may be created for individual windows or for all children of a window. Manual shadow update may be selected by only a single application for each window; manual update may also be selected on a per-window basis or for each child of a window. Detecting when to update may be done with the Damage extension.
XCompositeQueryExtension determines if the Composite Extension is available on the given display. It returns True if the extension is supported, otherwise False. If the extension is present, the base values for events and errors are returned, and can be used to decode incoming event and error values.
XCompositeQueryVersion determines if the X Server supports a version of the X Composite Extension which is compatible with the client library. A non-zero Status is returned if a compatible version of the extension is supported, otherwise a zero Status is returned. If the extension is supported, the major and minor version numbers are returned to indicate the level of Composite Extension support. No other XComposite functions (except XCompositeQueryExtension) may be called before this function. If a client violates this rule, the effects of all subsequent XComposite calls that it makes are undefined.
XCompositeVersion returns the version of the X Composite library. The version number is encoded as: (major * 10000) + (minor * 100) + revision
For example, version 1.4.6 would be encoded as the integer 10406.
XCompositeRedirectWindow requests the X server to direct the hierarchy starting at window to off-screen storage. The update argument specifies whether the contents are mirrored to the parent window automatically or not. Only one client at a time may specify an update type of CompositeRedirectManual, another attempt will result in a BadAccess error. When all clients enabling redirection terminate, the redirection will automatically be disabled.
The root window may not be redirected. Doing so results in a BadMatch error. Specifying an invalid window id will result in a BadWindow error.
XCompositeRedirectSubwindows requests the X server to redirect hierarchies starting at all current and future children of window as in XCompositeRedirectWindow. If update is CompositeRedirectManual, then painting of the window background during window manipulation and ClearArea requests is inhibited.
XCompositeUnredirectWindow requests the X server to terminate redirection of window. If the specified window was not selected for redirection by the current client, a BadValue error results.
XCompositeUnredirectWindow requests the X server to terminate redirection of all children of window. If the specified window was not selected for sub-redirection by the current client, a BadValue error results.
XCompositeCreateRegionFromBorderClip creates a region containing the "usual" border clip value; that is the area of the window clipped against siblings and the parent. This region can be used to restrict rendering to suitable areas while updating only a single window. The region is copied at the moment the request is executed; future changes to the window hierarchy will not be reflected in this region.
XCompositeNameWindowPixmap creates and returns a pixmap id that serves as a reference to the off-screen storage for window. This pixmap will remain allocated until freed, even if the window is unmapped, reconfigured or destroyed. However, the window will get a new pixmap allocated each time it is mapped or resized, so this function will need to be reinvoked for the client to continue to refer to the storage holding the current window contents. Generates a BadMatch error if window is not redirected or is not visible.
The X server must support at least version 0.2 of the Composite Extension for XCompositeNameWindowPixmap.
XCompositeGetOverlayWindow returns the window ID of the Composite Overlay Window for the screen specified by the argument window. This function notifies the X server that the client wishes to use the Composite Overlay Window of this screen. If this Composite Overlay Window has not yet been mapped, it is mapped by this request.
The Composite Overlay Window for a particular screen will be unmapped when all clients who have called this function have either called XCompositeReleaseOverlayWindow for that screen, or terminated their connection to the X server.
The X server must support at least version 0.3 of the Composite Extension for XCompositeGetOverlayWindow.
The X server must support at least version 0.3 of the Composite Extension for XCompositeReleaseOverlayWindow.
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