XmCreatePulldownMenu - A RowColumn widget convenience creation function
Widget XmCreatePulldownMenu (parent, name, arglist, argcount)
XmCreatePulldownMenu creates an instance of a RowColumn widget of type XmMENU_PULLDOWN and returns the associated widget ID. When using this function to create the Pulldown MenuPane, a MenuShell widget is automatically created as the parent of the MenuPane. If the widget specified by the parent parameter is a Popup or a Pulldown MenuPane, the MenuShell widget is created as a child of the parent's MenuShell; otherwise, it is created as a child of the specified parent widget.
XmCreatePulldownMenu is provided as a convenience function for creating RowColumn widgets configured to operate as Pulldown MenuPanes and is not implemented as a separate widget class.
A Pulldown MenuPane displays a 3-D shadow, unless the feature is disabled by the application. The shadow appears around the edge of the MenuPane.
A Pulldown MenuPane is used when creating submenus that are to be attached to a CascadeButton or a CascadeButtonGadget. This is the case for all MenuPanes that are part of a PulldownMenu system (a MenuBar), the MenuPane associated with an OptionMenu, and any MenuPanes that cascade from a Popup MenuPane. Pulldown MenuPanes that are to be associated with an OptionMenu must be created before the OptionMenu is created.
The Pulldown MenuPane must be attached to a CascadeButton or CascadeButtonGadget that resides in a MenuBar, a Popup MenuPane, a Pulldown MenuPane, or an OptionMenu. This is done by using the button resource XmNsubMenuId.
A MenuShell widget is required between the Pulldown MenuPane and its parent. If the application uses this convenience function for creating a Pulldown MenuPane, the MenuShell is automatically created as the real parent of the MenuPane; otherwise, it is the application's responsibility to create the MenuShell widget.
To function correctly when incorporated into a menu, the Pulldown MenuPane's hierarchy must be considered; this hierarchy depends on the type of menu system that is being built as follows: If the Pulldown MenuPane is to be pulled down from a MenuBar, its parent must be the MenuBar. If the Pulldown MenuPane is to be pulled down from a Popup or another Pulldown MenuPane, its parent must be that Popup or Pulldown MenuPane. If the Pulldown MenuPane is to be pulled down from an OptionMenu, its parent must be the same as the OptionMenu parent. Specifies the parent widget ID Specifies the name of the created widget Specifies the argument list Specifies the number of attribute/value pairs in the argument list (arglist)
PullDown MenuPanes support tear-off capabilities for tear-off menus
through XmRowColumn resources. For a complete definition
of RowColumn and its associated resources, see
Returns the RowColumn widget ID.
XmCascadeButton(3X), XmCascadeButtonGadget(3X), XmCreateOptionMenu(3X), XmCreatePopupMenu(3X), XmCreateSimplePulldownMenu(3X), XmMenuShell(3X), XmRowColumn(3X), XmVaCreateSimplePulldownMenu(3X)