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Re: Drawing on the root window



On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 12:08 -0300, Joao Victor wrote:
> Hello folks,
> 
> I'm trying to draw on the root window using the gtk API, but with no
> success. Basically this is what i'm trying to do:
> 
> ---------- begin code -------------
> 
> static void draw( GtkWidget *widget,
>                          gpointer   data ) {
> 
>    GdkWindow *root_window;
>    GdkPixmap *pixmap;
> 	
>    root_window = widget->window;
>    pixmap = gdk_pixmap_new(root_window,
> 			  100,
> 			  100,
> 			  -1);
> 	
>    gdk_draw_rectangle (pixmap, widget->style->black_gc, TRUE, 0, 0, 100, 100);
> 
> ---------- end code -------------
> 
> But it doesn't happen anything. Could somebody please help me?

If you are running a file manager like Nautilus or Konqueror, it will
use a big window that covers the real root window.

Regards,
						Owen

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