Re: Pixmap background (was Re: [Fwd: Re: fl_remove_idle_callback ? (where or how)])

Steve Lamont (
Tue, 19 Nov 96 17:30:11 PST

To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :

> Your example seems to be VERY simmilar to mine except for the child form
> redraw.

The fl_redraw_form() appears to be the key. I tried it without it and
it didn't work. The reason for this is probably related to the fact
that XForms doesn't use windows for its objects (except for Canvas

I'm still not sure why for other than possible aesthetic reasons you'd
want to draw Forms objects on top of a Pixmap but I suppose you should
be able to if you want.

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