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       Tk_GetSelection - retrieve the contents of a selection


       #include <tk.h>

       Tk_GetSelection(interp, tkwin, selection, target, proc, clientData)


       Tcl_Interp *interp (in)                Interpreter to use for reporting errors.

       Tk_Window tkwin (in)                   Window  on  whose  behalf to retrieve the selection
                                              (determines display from which to retrieve).

       Atom selection (in)                    The name of the selection to be retrieved.

       Atom target (in)                       Form in which to retrieve selection.

       Tk_GetSelProc *proc (in)               Procedure  to  invoke  to  process  pieces  of  the
                                              selection as they are retrieved.

       ClientData clientData (in)             Arbitrary one-word value to pass to proc.


       Tk_GetSelection  retrieves  the  selection  specified  by the atom selection in the format
       specified by target.  The selection may actually be retrieved in several pieces;  as  each
       piece  is  retrieved, proc is called to process the piece.  Proc should have arguments and
       result that match the type Tk_GetSelProc:
              typedef int Tk_GetSelProc(
                  ClientData clientData,
                  Tcl_Interp *interp,
                  char *portion);
       The clientData and interp parameters to proc will be copies of the corresponding arguments
       to  Tk_GetSelection.   Portion will be a pointer to a string containing part or all of the
       selection.  For large selections, proc  will  be  called  several  times  with  successive
       portions  of  the selection.  The X Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual allows a
       selection to be returned in formats other than strings, e.g.  as  an  array  of  atoms  or
       integers.   If  this  happens, Tk converts the selection back into a string before calling
       proc.  If a selection is returned as an array  of  atoms,  Tk  converts  it  to  a  string
       containing  the atom names separated by white space.  For any other format besides string,
       Tk converts a selection to a string  containing  hexadecimal  values  separated  by  white

       Tk_GetSelection returns to its caller when the selection has been completely retrieved and
       processed by proc, or when a fatal error has occurred (e.g. the selection  owner  did  not
       respond  promptly).   Tk_GetSelection  normally  returns  TCL_OK;   if an error occurs, it
       returns TCL_ERROR and leaves an error message in interp->result.  Proc should also  return
       either  TCL_OK or TCL_ERROR. If proc encounters an error in dealing with the selection, it
       should leave an error message in interp->result and return TCL_ERROR;  this will abort the
       selection retrieval.


       format, get, selection retrieval