class Fl_Overlay_Window


class Fl_Overlay_Window -- overlay window widget

Class Hierarchy


Include Files

#include <FL/Fl_Overlay_Window.H>


This window provides double buffering and also the ability to draw the "overlay" which is another picture placed on top of the main image. The overlay is designed to be a rapidly-changing but simple graphic such as a mouse selection box. Fl_Overlay_Window uses the overlay planes provided by your graphics hardware if they are available.

If no hardware support is found the overlay is simulated by drawing directly into the on-screen copy of the double-buffered window, and "erased" by copying the backbuffer over it again. This means the overlay will blink if you change the image in the window.


Fl_Overlay_Window::Fl_Overlay_Window(int x, int y, int w, int h, const char *label = 0)

Creates a new Fl_Overlay_Window widget using the given position, size, and label (title) string.


Destroys the window and all child widgets.

virtual void Fl_Overlay_Window::draw_overlay() = 0

You must subclass Fl_Overlay_Window and provide this method. It is just like a draw() method, except it draws the overlay. The overlay will have already been "cleared" when this is called. You can use any of the routines described in <FL/fl_draw.H>.

void Fl_Overlay_Window::redraw_overlay()

Call this to indicate that the overlay data has changed and needs to be redrawn. The overlay will be clear until the first time this is called, so if you want an initial display you must call this after calling show().