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NPWindow


Contains information about the target into which the plug-in instance can draw.

Syntax

typedef struct _NPWindow
 
{
 
    void*     window;   /* Platform specific handle */
 
    uint32    x;        /* Coordinates of top left corner */
 
    uint32    y;        /*   relative to a Netscape page */
 
    uint32    width;    /* Maximum window size */
 
    uint32    height;
 
    NPRect    clipRect; /* Clipping rectangle coordinates */
 
                        /*   in port - Used by Mac only */
 
#ifdef XP_UNIX
 
    void *    ws_info;  /* Platform-dependent additional data */
 
#endif /* XP_UNIX */
 
    NPWindowType type;   /* Window or drawable target */
 
} NPWindow;
 

Fields

The data structure has the following fields:

window
 

Platform-specific handle to a native window element in the Netscape window hierarchy on Windows (HWND) and Unix (X Window ID). Mac OS: window is a pointer to an NP_Port.

x, y
 

The x and y coordinates for the top left corner of the plug-in relative to the page (and thus relative to the origin of the drawable). Should not be modified by the plug-in.

height, width
 
The height and width of the plug-in area. Should not be modified by the plug-in.
clipRect
 

Clipping rectangle of the plug-in; the origin is the top left corner of the drawable or window. Clipping to the clipRect prevents the plug-in from overwriting the status bar, scroll bars, and other page elements when partially scrolled off the screen. Mac OS: clipRect is the rectangle in port coordinates to which the plug-in should clip its drawing.

ws_info
 

Unix: Contains information about the plug-in's Unix window environment; points to an NPSetWindowCallbackStruct.

type
 

NPWindowType value that specifies whether the NPWindow instance represents a window or a drawable. Values:

  • NPWindowTypeWindow: Indicates that the window field holds a platform-specific handle to a window (as in Navigator 2.0 and Navigator 3.0). The plug-in is considered windowed.
  • NPWindowTypeDrawable: Indicates that the window field holds a platform-specific handle to a drawable or an off-screen pixmap. The plug-in is considered windowless. Values:
    • Windows: HDC
    • Mac OS: pointer to NP_Port structure

Description

The NPWindow structure represents the native window or a drawable, and contains information about coordinate position, size, whether the plug-in is windowed or windowless, and some platform-specific information. The plug-in area is a native window element on Windows and Unix, or a rectangle within a native window on Mac OS. The x, y, height, and width coordinates of NPWindow specify the position and size of this area.

The browser calls NPP_SetValue whenever the drawable changes.

A windowed plug-in is drawn into a native window (or portion of a native window) on a web page. For windowed plug-ins, the browser calls the NPP_SetWindow method with an NPWindow structure that represents a drawable (a pointer to an NPWindow allocated by the browser). This window is valid until NPP_SetWindow is called again with a different window or the instance is destroyed.

A windowless plug-in is drawn into a target called a drawable, which can be defined in several ways depending on the platform. For windowless plug-ins, the browser calls the NPP_SetWindow method with an NPWindow structure that represents a drawable.

The plug-in should not modify the field values in this structure.

See Also

NPP_SetWindow, NP_Port, NPSetWindowCallbackStruct, NP_Rect
 


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