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dticon - the Common Desktop Environment Icon Editor
The following options are available from the command line:
This option takes a bitmap or pixmap file name. If the file ends in .pm
or .xpm suffix, it will try reading it as an XPM file first. If it
fails, it will try reading it as an XBM file. If the file ends in .bm
or .xbm suffix, it will try reading it as an XBM file first. If it
fails, it will try reading it as an XPM file. If the file doesn't match
any of these suffixes, it will try reading it as an XPM file first. If
it fails it will try reading it as an XBM file.
This option specifies an initial geometry for the icon image. If a file
is specified using the -f option, the size of that icon supersedes the
This option takes the name of a session file as an additional
parameter. The Icon Editor is invoked with the specified session file
name. The session file is a file that was previously saved by the Icon
Editor through a session shutdown. This option causes all other command
line options to be ignored, as all settings are taken from the
specified session file.
The Icon Editor provides the facilities that enable the user to create new
icons or modify existing ones.
The Icon Editor uses lines and geometric shape drawing tools in order to
create new icons or modify existing ones. It support XPM and XBM formats.
The Icon Editor, also is capable of grabbing images from the display and
use them as bases for new icons.
The Icon Editor also supports drag and drop, allowing the user to drag an
icon file from the file manager onto the Icon Editor window or icon.
Key Supported Tasks
· Modify size of window.
· Modify location of window.
· Iconify window.
· Edit a new or existing icon.
· Save the current icon
· Undo the last operation.
· Cut, copy and paste areas within the Icon Editor drawing tablet.
· Grab images from the display.
· Rotate selected area.
· Scale selected area.
· Flip selected area right or left.
· Resize icon.
· Add a hot spot to the icon.
· Delete a hot spot from icon.
· Clear icon.
· Overlay the icon drawing area with a visible grid.
· Select icon format, XPM or XBM.
· Alter the magnification factor for the drawing tablet.
The Icon Editor accepts all of the standard X Toolkit/Widget command line
options. Additional application specific options are listed below.
DTICON INTEGRATION USING TOOLTALK
[Using Tooltalk to integrate dticon in your applications] Tooltalk makes it
possible to use dticon from within your application. dticon supports the
following Tooltalk messages: start, edit and quit.
An application can construct a Tooltalk message, which will include a
buffer containing the icon the application wishes to edit. The format of
the message appears in dticon's ptype file (dticon.ptype). The buffer in
the edit message is constructed to contain the icon contents of an XPM or
an XBM icon file. In the case of an XBM icon containing transparent regions
dticon generates two icon files, an XBM file containing the base icon (the
icon without the transparent regions) and a mask file that indicates the
transparent regions in the icon. The buffer in this case must include both
icon files double buffered, the base icon first and then the mask, both in
the same buffer.
NOTE: An application may pass a buffer to dticon containing an XPM icon and
get back a double buffer containing an XBM icon and its mask, and vise
This resource instructs the Icon Editor to use the file filter feature
in OPEN and SAVE dialogs.
Exit values are:
0 Successful completion.
>0 Error condition occurred.
dticon -x 24x32
Starts the Icon Editor with an icon template of width 24 and height 32.
Files used by this component.
The Common Desktop Environment: ToolTalk Messaging Overview
The Common Desktop Environment: Programmer's Guide
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