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       xforms -   A GUI Toolkit for X Window Systems


       Forms  Library  for  X  (xforms) is a GUI toolkit and builder for the X Window Systems and
       runs on all major UNIX platforms as well as OpenVMS and OS2.  Forms Library is too complex
       to  be described in the "man" page format.  Ask your system administrator for the location
       of the HTML, PDF or PostScript document or follow the links on the  Forms  Library's  home
       page for an online version of the documentation.


       Forms Library is a graphical user interface toolkit based on Xlib for X Window Systems. It
       comes with a rich set of objects such as buttons, browsers, sliders and  menus  integrated
       into  an  elegant  event/object  callback  execution  model  that  allows  fast  and  easy
       construction of X applications. In addition, the library has support for  image  read  and
       write,  format  conversion and simple image processing. The library consists of a flexible
       set of C-routines that can be used in C and C++ programs (As of this writing, perl, ada95,
       pascal, scheme and Fortran bindings to the Forms Library are in beta.)

       The library is efficient and portable and runs on all major Unix platforms, including Sun,
       SGI, HP, DEC Alpha/OSF, IBM RS6000, Convex, Cray, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD,  SCO,  Unixware,
       OpenBSD  ,  BSDi,  DecSystem(mips)/Ultrix and others.  Non-unix platforms include OpenVMS,
       OS/2, and Window/NT.

       Bundled with the library is also a Form designer, fdesign, which  can  be  used  to  build
       interaction  forms  in  a  WYSIWYG  (what you see is what you get) way and to generate the
       corresponding C (or any of the binding languages) code for you.  50+ demos in source  code
       are distributed with the library.


       All programs written using the Forms Library recognize the following command line options

       -display host:dpy
             specifies the server to connect to.

       -bw borderwidth
             specifies the border width to use for built-in objects.

             prints the xforms version information.

       -visual visualName
             requests a visual by name such as TrueColor etc. By default the Forms Library always
             selects the visual that has the most depth.

       -depth depth
             requests a specific depth.

       -fldebug level
             generates some info about the state of  the  XForms.   where  level  is  an  integer
             between  1-5  and  controls  the  amount  of information to output. Depending on the
             options used when the Forms Library was built, a level more  than  3  might  not  be

       -sync runs the application in synchronous mode with debug level set to 4.

             requests a private colormap for the application.

             requests a shared colormap even if the application needs more colors than available.
             For those colors that can't be allocated in the shared colormap,  substitutions  are
             made so the closest matching color is used.

             requests a standard colormap.

       -name  newname
             specifies the application name under which resources are to be obtained, rather than
             the default executable file name.


       fdesign(1L), fd2ps(1L)


       Copyright (c) 1996-2002 T.C. Zhao, Mark Overmars and Steve Lamont
       Since 2002: GNU Lesser General Public License
       Maintainers: Jean-Marc Lasgouttes, Angus Leeming, Jens Thoms Toerring <>