1. NAME

XkbAllocNames - Allocate symbolic names structures

2. SYNOPSIS

Status XkbAllocNames (XkbDescPtr xkb , unsigned int which , int num_rg , int num_key_aliases );

3. ARGUMENTS

  • - xkb
        keyboard description for which names are to be allocated
  • - which
        mask of names to be allocated
  • - num_rg
        total number of radio group names needed
  • - num_key_aliases
        total number of key aliases needed

4. DESCRIPTION

Most applications do not need to directly allocate symbolic names structures. Do not allocate a names structure directly using malloc or Xmalloc if your application changes the number of key aliases or radio groups or constructs a symbolic names structure without loading the necessary components from the X server. Instead use XkbAllocNames. XkbAllocNames can return BadAlloc, BadMatch, and BadValue errors. The which parameter is the bitwise inclusive OR of the valid names mask bits defined in Table 1.

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Table 1 Symbolic Names Masks
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Mask Bit Value Keyboard Field
Component
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XkbKeycodesNameMask (1<<0) Xkb->names keycodes
XkbGeometryNameMask (1<<1) Xkb->names geometry
XkbSymbolsNameMask (1<<2) Xkb->names symbols
XkbPhysSymbolsNameMask (1<<3) Xkb->names phys_symbols
XkbTypesNameMask (1<<4) Xkb->names type
XkbCompatNameMask (1<<5) Xkb->names compat
XkbKeyTypeNamesMask (1<<6) Xkb->map type[*].name
XkbKTLevelNamesMask (1<<7) Xkb->map type[*].lvl_names[*]
XkbIndicatorNamesMask (1<<8) Xkb->names indicators[*]
XkbKeyNamesMask (1<<9) Xkb->names keys[*], num_keys
XkbKeyAliasesMask (1<<10) Xkb->names key_aliases[*], num_key_aliases
XkbVirtualModNamesMask (1<<11) Xkb->names vmods[*]
XkbGroupNamesMask (1<<12) Xkb->names groups[*]
XkbRGNamesMask (1<<13) Xkb->names radio_groups[*], num_rg
XkbComponentNamesMask (0x3f) Xkb->names keycodes,
geometry,
symbols,
physical symbols,
types, and
compatibility map
XkbAllNamesMask (0x3fff) Xkb->names all name components

Do not free symbolic names structures directly using free or XFree. Use XkbFreeNames instead.

5. DIAGNOSTICS

BadAlloc

               Unable to allocate storage

BadMatch

               A compatible version of Xkb was not available in the server or an argument has correct type and range, but is otherwise invalid

BadValue

               An argument is out of range

6. SEE ALSO

R XkbFreeNames (3)