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NAME

       XSetLineAttributes, XSetDashes - GC convenience routines

SYNTAX

       int XSetLineAttributes(Display *display, GC gc, unsigned int line_width, int line_style,
              int cap_style, int join_style);

       int XSetDashes(Display *display, GC gc, int dash_offset, char dash_list[], int n);

ARGUMENTS

       cap_style Specifies the line-style and cap-style you want to set for the specified GC.
                 You can pass CapNotLast, CapButt, CapRound, or CapProjecting.

       dash_list Specifies the dash-list for the dashed line-style you want to set for the
                 specified GC.

       dash_offset
                 Specifies the phase of the pattern for the dashed line-style you want to set for
                 the specified GC.

       display   Specifies the connection to the X server.

       gc        Specifies the GC.

       join_style
                 Specifies the line join-style you want to set for the specified GC.  You can
                 pass JoinMiter, JoinRound, or JoinBevel.

       line_style
                 Specifies the line-style you want to set for the specified GC.  You can pass
                 LineSolid, LineOnOffDash, or LineDoubleDash.

       line_width
                 Specifies the line-width you want to set for the specified GC.

       n         Specifies the number of elements in dash_list.

DESCRIPTION

       The XSetLineAttributes function sets the line drawing components in the specified GC.

       XSetLineAttributes can generate BadAlloc, BadGC, and BadValue errors.

       The XSetDashes function sets the dash-offset and dash-list attributes for dashed line
       styles in the specified GC.  There must be at least one element in the specified
       dash_list, or a BadValue error results.  The initial and alternating elements (second,
       fourth, and so on) of the dash_list are the even dashes, and the others are the odd
       dashes.  Each element specifies a dash length in pixels.  All of the elements must be
       nonzero, or a BadValue error results.  Specifying an odd-length list is equivalent to
       specifying the same list concatenated with itself to produce an even-length list.

       The dash-offset defines the phase of the pattern, specifying how many pixels into the
       dash-list the pattern should actually begin in any single graphics request.  Dashing is
       continuous through path elements combined with a join-style but is reset to the dash-
       offset between each sequence of joined lines.

       The unit of measure for dashes is the same for the ordinary coordinate system.  Ideally, a
       dash length is measured along the slope of the line, but implementations are only required
       to match this ideal for horizontal and vertical lines.  Failing the ideal semantics, it is
       suggested that the length be measured along the major axis of the line.  The major axis is
       defined as the x axis for lines drawn at an angle of between -45 and +45 degrees or
       between 135 and 225 degrees from the x axis.  For all other lines, the major axis is the y
       axis.

       XSetDashes can generate BadAlloc, BadGC, and BadValue errors.

DIAGNOSTICS

       BadAlloc  The server failed to allocate the requested resource or server memory.

       BadGC     A value for a GContext argument does not name a defined GContext.

       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.

SEE ALSO

       XCreateGC(3), XQueryBestSize(3), XSetArcMode(3), XSetClipOrigin(3), XSetFillStyle(3),
       XSetFont(3), XSetState(3), XSetTile(3)
       Xlib - C Language X Interface