XDrawPoint, XDrawPoints, XPoint - draw points and points structure


int XDrawPoint(Display *display, Drawable d, GC gc, int x, int y); int XDrawPoints(Display *display, Drawable d, GC gc, XPoint *points, int npoints, int mode);


d 1i Specifies the drawable.

display 1i Specifies the connection to the X server.

gc 1i Specifies the GC.

mode 1i Specifies the coordinate mode. You can pass .ZN CoordModeOrigin or .ZN CoordModePrevious .

npoints 1i Specifies the number of points in the array.

points 1i Specifies an array of points.

x 1i

y 1i Specify the x and y coordinates where you want the point drawn.


The .ZN XDrawPoint function uses the foreground pixel and function components of the GC to draw a single point into the specified drawable; .ZN XDrawPoints draws multiple points this way. .ZN CoordModeOrigin treats all coordinates as relative to the origin, and .ZN CoordModePrevious treats all coordinates after the first as relative to the previous point. .ZN XDrawPoints draws the points in the order listed in the array.

Both functions use these GC components: function, plane-mask, foreground, subwindow-mode, clip-x-origin, clip-y-origin, and clip-mask.

.ZN XDrawPoint can generate .ZN BadDrawable , .ZN BadGC , and .ZN BadMatch errors. .ZN XDrawPoints can generate .ZN BadDrawable , .ZN BadGC , .ZN BadMatch , and .ZN BadValue errors.


The .ZN XPoint structure contains:

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All x and y members are signed integers. The width and height members are 16-bit unsigned integers. You should be careful not to generate coordinates and sizes out of the 16-bit ranges, because the protocol only has 16-bit fields for these values.


  • .ZN BadDrawable
     A value for a Drawable argument does not name a defined Window or Pixmap.
  • .ZN BadGC
     A value for a GContext argument does not name a defined GContext.
  • .ZN BadMatch
     An .ZN InputOnly window is used as a Drawable.
  • .ZN BadMatch
     Some argument or pair of arguments has the correct type and range but fails to match in some other way required by the request.
  • .ZN BadValue
     Some numeric value falls outside the range of values accepted by the request. Unless a specific range is specified for an argument, the full range defined by the argument's type is accepted. Any argument defined as a set of alternatives can generate this error.


XDrawArc(3), XDrawLine(3), XDrawRectangle(3)