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NAME

       wx - A port of wxWidgets.

DESCRIPTION

       A port of wxWidgets.

       This  is  the  base  api  of  wxWidgets.  This  module contains functions for starting and
       stopping the wx-server, as well as other utility functions.

       wxWidgets is object oriented, and not functional. Thus, in wxErlang a module represents  a
       class,  and  the  object  created  by  this  class has an own type, wxCLASS(). This module
       represents the base class, and all other wxMODULE's are sub-classes of this class.

       Objects of a class are created with wxCLASS:new(...) and destroyed with wxCLASS:destroy().
       Member  functions  are  called  with  wxCLASS:member(Object,  ...)  instead  of  as in C++
       Object.member(...).

       Sub class modules inherit  (non  static)  functions  from  their  parents.  The  inherited
       functions are not documented in the sub-classes.

       This erlang port of wxWidgets tries to be a one-to-one mapping with the original wxWidgets
       library. Some things are different though, as the optional arguments  use  property  lists
       and can be in any order. The main difference is the event handling which is different from
       the original library. See wxEvtHandler.

       The following classes are implemented directly as erlang types:
       wxPoint={x,y},wxSize={w,h},wxRect={x,y,w,h},wxColour={r,g,b                         [,a]},
       wxString=unicode:chardata(), wxGBPosition={r,c},wxGBSpan={rs,cs},wxGridCellCoords={r,c}.

       wxWidgets uses a process specific environment, which is created by wx:new/0. To be able to
       use the environment from other processes, call get_env/0 to retrieve the  environment  and
       set_env/1 to assign the environment in the other process.

       Global (classless) functions are located in the wx_misc module.

DATA TYPES

         wx_colour() = {R::byte(), G::byte(), B::byte()} | wx_colour4():

         wx_colour4() = {R::byte(), G::byte(), B::byte(), A::byte()}:

         wx_datetime()  = {{Year::integer(), Month::integer(), Day::integer()}, {Hour::integer(),
         Minute::integer(), Second::integer()}}:

           In Local Timezone

         wx_enum() = integer():

           Constant defined in wx.hrl

         wx_env() = #wx_env{}:

           Opaque process environment

         wx_memory() = binary() | #wx_mem{}:

           Opaque memory reference

         wx_object() = #wx_ref{}:

           Opaque object reference

         wx_wxHtmlLinkInfo() = #wxHtmlLinkInfo{href=undefined | chardata() (see module  unicode),
         target=undefined | chardata() (see module unicode)}:

         wx_wxMouseState()  =  #wxMouseState{x=undefined  |  integer(),  y=undefined | integer(),
         leftDown=undefined | boolean(), middleDown=undefined |  boolean,  rightDown=undefined  |
         boolean,   controlDown=undefined   |   boolean(),   shiftDown=undefined   |   boolean(),
         altDown=undefined |  boolean(),  metaDown=undefined  |  boolean(),  cmdDown=undefined  |
         boolean()}:

           See #wxMouseState{} defined in wx.hrl

EXPORTS

       parent_class(X1) -> term()

       new() -> wx_object()

              Starts a wx server.

       new(Option::[Option]) -> wx_object()

              Types:

                 Option = {debug, list() | atom()} | {silent_start, boolean()}

              Starts  a  wx  server. Option may be {debug, Level}, see debug/1. Or {silent_start,
              Bool}, which causes error messages at startup to be suppressed. The latter  can  be
              used as a silent test of whether wx is properly installed or not.

       destroy() -> ok

              Stops a wx server.

       get_env() -> wx_env()

              Gets this process's current wx environment. Can be sent to other processes to allow
              them use this process wx environment.

              See also: set_env/1.

       set_env(Wx_env::wx_env()) -> ok

              Sets the process wx environment, allows this process  to  use  another  process  wx
              environment.

       null() -> wx_object()

              Returns the null object

       is_null(Wx_ref::wx_object()) -> boolean()

              Returns true if object is null, false otherwise

       getObjectType(Wx_ref::wx_object()) -> atom()

              Returns the object type

       typeCast(Old::wx_object(), NewType::atom()) -> wx_object()

              Casts  the  object  to  class  NewType.  It  is  needed  when  using functions like
              wxWindow:findWindow/2, which returns a generic wxObject type.

       batch(Fun::function()) -> term()

              Batches all wx commands used in  the  fun.  Improves  performance  of  the  command
              processing  by  grabbing  the  wxWidgets thread so that no event processing will be
              done before the complete batch of commands is invoked.

              See also: foldl/3, foldr/3, foreach/2, map/2.

       foreach(Fun::function(), List::list()) -> ok

              Behaves like lists:foreach/2 but batches wx commands. See batch/1.

       map(Fun::function(), List::list()) -> list()

              Behaves like lists:map/2 but batches wx commands. See batch/1.

       foldl(Fun::function(), Acc::term(), List::list()) -> term()

              Behaves like lists:foldl/3 but batches wx commands. See batch/1.

       foldr(Fun::function(), Acc::term(), List::list()) -> term()

              Behaves like lists:foldr/3 but batches wx commands. See batch/1.

       create_memory(Size::integer()) -> wx_memory()

              Creates a memory area (of Size in bytes) which can be used by an  external  library
              (i.e. opengl). It is up to the client to keep a reference to this object so it does
              not get garbage collected by erlang while still in use by the external library.

              This is far from erlang's intentional usage and can crash the erlang emulator.  Use
              it carefully.

       get_memory_bin(Wx_mem::wx_memory()) -> binary()

              Returns the memory area as a binary.

       retain_memory(Wx_mem::wx_memory()) -> ok

              Saves   the   memory   from   deletion   until   release_memory/1   is  called.  If
              release_memory/1 is not called the memory will not be garbage collected.

       release_memory(Wx_mem::wx_memory()) -> ok

       debug(Debug::Level | [Level]) -> ok

              Types:

                 Level = none | verbose | trace | driver | integer()

              Sets debug level. If debug level is 'verbose' or 'trace' each call  is  printed  on
              console.  If Level is 'driver' each allocated object and deletion is printed on the
              console.

       demo() -> ok | {error, atom()}

              Starts a wxErlang demo if examples directory exists and is compiled

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