[Gtk-sharp-list] Drawing into Caption

Wolfgang Mauer W.Mauer at top-soft.info
Tue Jan 6 18:30:39 EST 2009

Thanks for your answer,
you're right. that's exactly what i'm trying to do.

> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 6:03 PM, Wolfgang Mauer <W.Mauer at top-soft.info> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > is it possible to draw into the caption from a decorated window?
> I don't believe so, since the window decorations are drawn by the
> window manager, and there are many window managers on Linux with
> different behaviours. In the case of compiz, the decorations are drawn
> by a separate decoration process, of which there are several
> varieties.
> Even if you could find a way to custom-paint into the decoration,
> there would be no guarantee of the layout of existing elements within
> the decoration, as most window managers have themeable decorations.
> You could try hinting the window type as
> Gdk.WindowTypeHint.Splashscreen, as these don't usually have
> decorations. You'd then have to draw the caption, buttons, resize
> handles, and everything yourself. However, you might find that some
> window managers would have special behaviours associated with
> splashes, e.g. semi-transparency, which obviously wouldn't be
> desirable for a normal app.
> What exactly is it you're trying to do? I assume it's something like
> these: http://blogs.msdn.com/wpfsdk/archive/2008/09/08/custom-window-chrome-in-wpf.aspx

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