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__sprintf() AddAmigaGuideHost() AddAppIcon() AddAppMenuItem()
AddAppWindow() AddAppWindowDropZone() AllocAslRequestTags() AllocDosObjectTags()
AllocNamedObject() AllocSpriteData() AndRectRect() ArgArrayDone()
ArgArrayInit() ArgInt() ArgString() ArosInquire()
AslRequestTags() AsmAllocPooled() AsmCreatePool() AsmDeletePool()
AsmFreePooled() BeginIO() BestCModeIDTags() BestModeID()
BuildEasyRequest() CallHook() CallHookA() ChangeExtSprite()
CheckRexxMsg() CloseWorkbenchObject() CoerceMethodA() CopyRegion()
CreateExtIO() CreateGadget() CreateMenus() CreateNewProcTags()
CreatePort() CreateStdIO() CreateTask() DeleteExtIO()
DeletePort() DeleteStdIO() DeleteTask() DoDTMethod()
DoGadgetMethod() DoMethodA() DoSuperMethodA() DoSuperNewTagList()
DrawBevelBox() EasyRequest() ErrorOutput() ExtendFontTags()
FastRand() FreeIEvents() FreeMsgFromStack() FreeParamsFromStack()
FreeTagsFromStack() GetDataStreamFromFormat() GetDTAttrs() GetExtSprite()
GetMsgFromStack() GetParamsFromStack() GetRexxVar() GetRPAttrs()
GetTagsFromStack() GetVisualInfo() GT_GetGadgetAttrs() GT_SetGadgetAttrs()
HookEntry() HotKey() InvertString() InvertStringForwd()
LayoutMenuItems() LayoutMenus() LibAllocAligned() LibAllocPooled()
LibCreatePool() LibDeletePool() LibFreePooled() LockBitMapTags()
MakeWorkbenchObjectVisible() Merge() MergeSortList() NewDTObject()
NewList() NewLoadSegTags() NewObject() NewRawDoFmt()
NewRectRegion() ObtainBestPen() ObtainInfo() OpenAmigaGuide()
OpenAmigaGuideAsync() OpenCatalog() OpenScreenTags() OpenWindowTags()
OpenWorkbenchObject() RangeRand() RefreshDTObject() RefreshDTObjects()
ReleaseInfo() RemoveAmigaGuideHost() SelectErrorOutput() SendAmigaGuideCmd()
SendAmigaGuideContext() SetAmigaGuideAttrs() SetAmigaGuideContext() SetAttrs()
SetDTAttrs() SetGadgetAttrs() SetInfo() SetRexxVar()
SetRPAttrs() SetSuperAttrs() SetWindowPointer() StrDup()
SystemTags() TimeDelay() UnLockBitMapTags() VideoControlTags()
WorkbenchControl()      

__sprintf()

Synopsis

VOID  __sprintf(
        UBYTE *buffer, const UBYTE *format, ...)

Function

Print a formatted string to a buffer.

Inputs

buffer   --  the buffer to fill
format   --  the format string, see the VNewRawDoFmt() documentation for
             information on which formatting commands there are

AddAmigaGuideHost()

Synopsis

AMIGAGUIDEHOST AddAmigaGuideHost(
   struct Hook * hook,
   STRPTR name,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of amigaguide.library/AddAmigaGuideHostA().
For information see amigaguide.library/AddAmigaGuideHostA().

AddAppIcon()

Synopsis

struct AppIcon * AddAppIcon(
   IPTR id,
   IPTR  userdata,
   CONST_STRPTR text,
   struct MsgPort * msgport,
   BPTR lock,
   struct DiskObject * diskobj,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of workbench.library/AddAppIconA().
For information see workbench.library/AddAppIconA().

AddAppMenuItem()

Synopsis

struct AppMenuItem * AddAppMenuItem(
   IPTR id,
   IPTR  userdata,
   STRPTR text,
   struct MsgPort * msgport,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of workbench.library/AddAppMenuItemA().
For information see workbench.library/AddAppMenuItemA().

AddAppWindow()

Synopsis

struct AppWindow * AddAppWindow(
   IPTR id,
   IPTR  userdata,
   struct Window * window,
   struct MsgPort * msgport,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of workbench.library/AddAppWindowA().
For information see workbench.library/AddAppWindowA().

AddAppWindowDropZone()

Synopsis

struct AppWindowDropZone * AddAppWindowDropZone(
   struct AppWindow * aw,
   IPTR               id,
   IPTR               userdata,
   Tag                tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of workbench.library/AddAppWindowDropZoneA().
For information see workbench.library/AddAppWindowDropZoneA().

AllocAslRequestTags()

Synopsis

APTR AllocAslRequestTags(
   ULONG   reqType,
   Tag     tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of the asl.library AllocAslRequest().
For information see asl.library/AllocAslRequest().

Inputs

reqType     -   Type of requester to allocate.
tag1        -   TagList of extra arguments.

AllocDosObjectTags()

Synopsis

APTR AllocDosObjectTags(
   ULONG type,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of dos.library/AllocDosObject().
For information see dos.library/AllocDosObject().

AllocNamedObject()

Synopsis

struct NamedObject * AllocNamedObject(
   STRPTR             name,
   Tag                tag1,
   ...                )

Function

Allocate a NamedObject. This is the varargs version of the function.
For more information see AllocNamedObjectA() in utility.library.

Inputs

name        -   The name of the object to allocate.
tag1        -   The first Tag of the arguments. End the list with
                TAG_DONE.

Result

The address of a NamedObject, or NULL if the allocation failed.

AllocSpriteData()

Synopsis

struct ExtSprite * AllocSpriteData(
   struct BitMap * bitmap,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/AllocSpriteDataA().
For information see graphics.library/AllocSpriteDataA().

AndRectRect()

Synopsis

BOOL AndRectRect(
   struct Rectangle *rect1,
   struct Rectangle *rect2,
   struct Rectangle *intersect)

Function

Calculate the intersection rectangle between the
given Rectangle rect1 and the given Rectangle rect2
leaving the result in intersect (if intersect != NULL).

Inputs

rect1 - pointer to 1st Rectangle
rect2 - pointer to 2nd Rectangle
intersect - pointer to rectangle which will hold result.

Result

TRUE if rect1 and rect2 do intersect. In this case intersect
will contain the intersection rectangle.

FALSE if rect1 and rect2 do not overlap. "intersect" will
then be left unchanged.

ArgArrayDone()

Synopsis

VOID  ArgArrayDone(
  VOID              )

Function

Cleans up after a call to ArgArrayInit().  Make sure you don't need
the tooltype anymore array before calling this function.

Result

Cleanup is made after an ArgArrayInit() call. This includes
deallocation of the tooltype array returned from that function.

Notes

The tooltype array got from ArgArrayInit() will no longer be valid
after a call to this function.

ArgArrayInit()

Synopsis

UBYTE  **ArgArrayInit(
   ULONG    argc,
   UBYTE  **argv        )

Function

Initializes a NULL terminated array of strings that may be passed
to icon.library/FindToolType() or the functions ArgInt() and
ArgString().  This function can be passed the arguments given to
main() regardless of whether the program was called from shell or
from workbench.

Inputs

argc  --  number of arguments to the program when called from shell
          or 0 if called from workbench
argv  --  'argc' pointers to the strings of the arguments; this array
          should be NULL terminated

Result

A tooltype array to use with FindToolType(); the result of that
function can be used with ArgString() and ArgInt() to extract
values from the tooltype array. If the process was started from
shell the function just returns 'argv'. If no tooltype array could
be created, NULL is returned.

Notes

This function builds some structures that should be disposed of
when the tooltype array is no longer needed. The function
ArgArrayDone() does that.  This function requires that icon.library
has been opened and that IconBase is valid; in fact IconBase must
be valid until a call to ArgArrayDone() is made.

ArgInt()

Synopsis

LONG  ArgInt(
  UBYTE  **tt,
  STRPTR   entry,
  LONG     defaultval)

Function

Returns the value associated with the string 'entry' found in the
tooltypes array 'tt'. If no match with entry was found,
'defaultval' is returned.

Inputs

tt          --  the tooltypes array ( returned by ArgArrayInit() )
entry       --  entry to look for (in tooltype "entry=value")
defaultval  --  value returned if 'entry' was not found

Result

(The tooltypes looks like "Entry=Value".) Returns Value if Entry
was found; otherwise returns 'defaultval'.

ArgString()

Synopsis

STRPTR   ArgString(
  UBYTE  **tt,
  STRPTR   entry,
  STRPTR   defaultstring)

Function

Looks for 'entry' in the tooltypes array 'tt'. If not found
'defaultstring' is returned, otherwise the string corresponding to
'entry' is returned. Say the tooltype Settings=SaveonExit exists
within the array, then a pointer to "SaveonExit" is returned when
ArgString(tt, "Settings") is done.

Inputs

tt     --  the tooltype array to search in
entry  --  the string to look for in the tooltype array

Result

Pointer to the string corresponding to 'entry' in the tooltype
array, or 'defaultstring' if 'entry' was not found.

ArosInquire()

Synopsis

ULONG ArosInquire(
   ULONG tag1,
   ...)

AslRequestTags()

Synopsis

BOOL AslRequestTags(
   APTR requester,
   Tag  tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of the asl.library AslRequest().
For information see asl.library/AslRequest().

Inputs

requester - Pointer to requester returned by AllocAslRequest().
tag1      - TagList of extra arguments.

AsmAllocPooled()

Synopsis

APTR AsmAllocPooled(
         APTR poolHeader,
         ULONG memSize,
         struct ExecBase * SysBase );

AsmCreatePool()

Synopsis

APTR AsmCreatePool(
         ULONG MemFlags,
         ULONG PuddleSize,
         ULONG ThreshSize,
         struct ExecBase * SysBase );

AsmDeletePool()

Synopsis

void AsmDeletePool(
         APTR poolHeader,
         struct ExecBase * SysBase );

AsmFreePooled()

Synopsis

void AsmFreePooled(
         APTR poolHeader,
         APTR Memory,
         ULONG MemSize,
         struct ExecBase * SysBase );

BeginIO()

Synopsis

void BeginIO(
   struct IORequest * ioReq)

Function

Call the BeginIO() function of the given device.

Inputs

ioReq - a filled out IORequest structure.

Result

None.

BestCModeIDTags()

Synopsis

ULONG BestCModeIDTags(
   Tag     tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of the cybergraphics.library call
BestCModeIDTagList().
For more information see the documentation of
cybergraphics.library/BestCModeIDTagList().

Inputs

tag1        -   TagList of display requirements.

BestModeID()

Synopsis

ULONG BestModeID(
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/BestModeIDA().
For information see graphics.library/BestModeIDA().

BuildEasyRequest()

Synopsis

 struct Window * BuildEasyRequest(
struct Window       *RefWindow,
struct EasyStruct   *easyStruct,
ULONG               IDCMP,
...)

CallHook()

Synopsis

IPTR CallHook(
   struct Hook * hook,
   APTR object,
   ...)

Function

Variadic form of CallHookA().

CallHookA()

Synopsis

IPTR CallHookA(
   struct Hook * hook,
   APTR          object,
   APTR          param)

Function

Calls a hook with the specified object and parameters.

Inputs

hook - Call this hook.
object - This is the object which is passed to the hook. The valid
    values for this parameter depends on the definition of the called
    hook.
param - Pass these parameters to the specified object

Result

The return value depends on the definition of the hook.

ChangeExtSprite()

Synopsis

LONG ChangeExtSprite(
   struct ViewPort * vp,
   struct ExtSprite * oldsprite,
   struct ExtSprite * newsprite,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/ChangeExtSpriteA().
For information see graphics.library/ChangeExtSpriteA().

CheckRexxMsg()

Synopsis

BOOL CheckRexxMsg(
   struct RexxMsg * msg)

Function

Check to see if provided message was generated by the rexx interpreter

Inputs

msg - The message to check

Result

Whether this message is OK.

CloseWorkbenchObject()

Synopsis

BOOL CloseWorkbenchObject(
   STRPTR name,
   Tag    tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of workbench.library/CloseWorkbenchObjectA().
For information see workbench.library/CloseWorkbenchObjectA().

CoerceMethodA()

Synopsis

IPTR CoerceMethodA(
   Class  * cl,
   Object * obj,
   Msg      message)

Function

Invokes a method on a BOOPSI object, as if this was a object, inherited
from the class passed in. Ie the dispatcher of the this class is called
instead of the objects classes dispatcher.

Inputs

cl - Class, which dispatcher is to be called.
obj - The object, on which the method is to be performed on.
message - The message. The first field is the same for all methods and
          specifies which method is to be invokes (see
          <intuition/classusr.h>).

Result

Class and method depending. See the class documentation. A value of 0
can mean a valid return code but can also mean that a method was not
supported.

CopyRegion()

Synopsis

struct Region *CopyRegion(
   struct Region *region)

Function

Make a copy of the given Region.

Inputs

region - pointer to a Region structure

Result

the copy of the Region, or NULL if not enough memory.

CreateExtIO()

Synopsis

struct IORequest * CreateExtIO(
   struct MsgPort * port,
   ULONG            iosize)

Function

Create an extended IORequest structure. This structure must be freed
with DeleteExtIO().

Inputs

port - MsgPort to be signaled on events. May be NULL, in which case
    no IORequest is allocated.
iosize - Size of the structure

Result

A pointer to the new IORequest structure, or NULL.

CreateGadget()

Synopsis

struct Gadget * CreateGadget(
   ULONG kind,
   struct Gadget * previous,
   struct NewGadget * ng,
   Tag             tag1,
   ...             )

Function

Varargs version of gadtools.library/CreateGadgetA().

CreateMenus()

Synopsis

struct Menu * CreateMenus(
   struct NewMenu * newmenu,
   Tag              tag1,
   ...             )

Function

Varargs version of gadtools.library/CreateMenusA().

CreateNewProcTags()

Synopsis

struct Process * CreateNewProcTags(
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of dos.library/CreateNewProc().
For information see dos.library/CreateNewProc().

CreatePort()

Synopsis

struct MsgPort * CreatePort(
   STRPTR name,
   LONG   pri)

Function

Allocate and initialize a new Exec message port. You must
use DeletePort() to get rid of it.

Inputs

name - The name of the new port. The string is not copied
pri - The priority of the port.

Result

A pointer to the new message port or NULL if no memory or
no signal was available.

CreateStdIO()

Synopsis

struct IOStdReq * CreateStdIO(
   struct MsgPort * port)

Function

Create a standard IORequest structure. The structure must be freed
with DeleteStdIO().

Inputs

port - The port to be signaled on events. May be NULL, in which case
    no IORequest is allocated.

Result

A pointer to the new IORequest structure, or NULL.

CreateTask()

Synopsis

struct Task * CreateTask(
   STRPTR name,
   LONG   pri,
   APTR   initpc,
   ULONG  stacksize)

Function

Create a new task.

Inputs

name - Name of the task. The string is not copied. Note that
    task names' need not be unique.
pri - The initial priority of the task (normally 0)
initpc - The address of the first instruction of the
    task. In most cases, this is the address of a
    function.
stacksize - The size of the stack for the task. Always
    keep in mind that the size of the stack must include
    the amount of stack which is needed by the routines
    called by the task.

Result

A pointer to the new task or NULL on failure.

DeleteExtIO()

Synopsis

void DeleteExtIO(
   struct IORequest * ioreq)

Function

Free a structure created by CreateExtIO().

Inputs

ioreq - The return value of CreateExtIO(). May be NULL.

Result

None.

DeletePort()

Synopsis

void DeletePort(
   struct MsgPort * mp)

Function

Free a message port created by CreatePort()

Inputs

mp - The result of CreatePort()

Result

None.

DeleteStdIO()

Synopsis

void DeleteStdIO(
   struct IOStdReq * io)

Function

Delete a structure which was created by CreateStdIO().

Inputs

io - The value returned by CreateStdIO(). May be NULL.

Result

None.

Notes

Invalidates values of certain fields, to assure the developer
doesn't depend on them remaining valid after the structure is freed.

DeleteTask()

Synopsis

void DeleteTask(
   struct Task * task)

Function

Get rid of a task which was created by CreateTask().

Inputs

task - The task which was created by CreateTask(). Must be
    non-NULL.

Result

None.

DoDTMethod()

Synopsis

IPTR DoDTMethod(
   Object           * obj,
   struct Window    * win,
   struct Requester * req,
   ULONG              methodId,
   ...)

Function

Invokes a boopsi method on a datatype object with a GadgetInfo derived from
the supplied window or requester parameter.

Inputs

gad - The datatype object to work on
win - The window which contains the gadget or the requester with
        the gadgets.
req - If the gadget is in a requester, you must specify that one,
        too.
methodId - The message to the gadget follows here.

Result

The result depends on the contents of the message sent to the
gadget.

DoGadgetMethod()

Synopsis

IPTR DoGadgetMethod(
   struct Gadget    * gad,
   struct Window    * win,
   struct Requester * req,
   ULONG              methodId,
   ...)

Function

Invokes a boopsi method on a object with a GadgetInfo derived from
the supplied window or requester parameter.

Inputs

gad - The gadget to work on
win - The window which contains the gadget or the requester with
        the gadgets.
req - If the gadget is in a requester, you must specify that one,
        too.
methodId - The message to the gadget follows here.

Result

The result depends on the contents of the message sent to the
gadget.

DoMethodA()

Synopsis

IPTR DoMethodA(
   Object * obj,
   Msg      message)

Function

Invokes a method on a BOOPSI object. The dispatcher of the class the
object is inherited from is called. For more information about methods
a class supports, see the class documentation.

Inputs

obj - The object on which the method is to be performed.
message - The message. The first field is the same for all methods and
          specifies which method is to be invoked (see
          <intuition/classusr.h>).

Result

Class and method dependent. See the class documentation. A value of 0
can be a valid return code but can also mean that a method is not
supported.

DoSuperMethodA()

Synopsis

IPTR DoSuperMethodA(
   Class  * cl,
   Object * obj,
   Msg      message)

Function

Invokes a method on a BOOPSI object, as if the object were an instance
of the superclass of the class passed in. That is, the dispatcher of
the superclass is called instead of the object's class's dispatcher
(assuming the specified class is the object's own class).

Inputs

cl - Class whose superclass's dispatcher is to be called. This is
    typically the object's own class.
obj - The object on which the method is to be performed.
message - The message. The first field is the same for all methods and
          specifies which method is to be invoked (see
          <intuition/classusr.h>).

Result

Class and method dependent. See the class documentation. A value of 0
can mean a valid return code but can also mean that a method was not
supported.


DrawBevelBox()

Synopsis

void DrawBevelBox(
   struct RastPort * rp,
   WORD              left,
   WORD              top,
   WORD              width,
   WORD              height,
   Tag               tag1,
   ...             )

Function

Varargs version of gadtools.library/DrawBevelBoxA().

EasyRequest()

Synopsis

 LONG EasyRequest(
struct Window       *window,
struct EasyStruct   *easyStruct,
ULONG               *IDCMP_ptr,
...)

ErrorOutput()

Synopsis

BPTR ErrorOutput(
   void)

Function

Returns the current error stream or 0 if there is no current
input stream.

Result

Error stream handle.

Notes

This function is source-compatible with AmigaOS v4.

ExtendFontTags()

Synopsis

ULONG ExtendFontTags(
   struct TextFont * font,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/ExtendFont().
For information see graphics.library/ExtendFont().

FastRand()

Synopsis

ULONG FastRand(
   ULONG seed)

FreeIEvents()

Synopsis

VOID FreeIEvents(

   struct InputEvent *ie)

Function

Frees a chain of input events allocated by InvertString() or InvertStringForwd().

Inputs

ie    --  input event chain

FreeMsgFromStack()

Synopsis

void FreeMsgFromStack(
   Msg msg)

Function

Frees the memory occupied by the message which was created by
GetMsgFromStack().

Inputs

msg - The return value of GetMsgFromStack(). May be NULL.

Result

None.

FreeParamsFromStack()

Synopsis

void FreeParamsFromStack(
   APTR params)

Function

Frees the memory occupied by the parameters array which was
created by GetParamsFromStack().

Inputs

params - The return value of GetParamsFromStack(). May be NULL.

Result

None.

FreeTagsFromStack()

Synopsis

void FreeTagsFromStack(
   struct TagItem * tags)

Function

Frees the memory occupied by the tagitems which were created by
GetTagsFromStack().

Inputs

tags - The return value of GetTagsFromStack(). May be NULL.

Result

None.

GetDataStreamFromFormat()

Synopsis

VOID GetDataStreamFromFormat(
   CONST_STRPTR format,
   va_list args,
   RAWARG dataStream, ULONG *dataSize,
   ULONG *indexStream, ULONG *indexSize)

Function

Builds an array of parameters which are passed on the stack.
This function is used on machines which have compilers which
don't pass the arguments to a varargs function unlike the
Amiga ones.

Inputs

format - Exec/RawDoFmt or Locale/FormatString format string
args   - This has to be initialized by va_start()
         (not used if dataStream is NULL)
dataStream - data buffer to write to
             (can be NULL for sizing)
dataSize  - size of the buffer
             (can be NULL, or pointer to 0 for sizing)
             updated to the actual size required at exit.
indexStream- array of offsets to the Nth element in the dataStream
             (can be NULL for sizing)
indexSize  - size of the index, in bytes
             (can be NULL, or pointer to 0 for sizing)
             updated to the actual size required at exit.

Result

An array which can be passed to any function which expects the
structure or NULL if something failed. This call may fail for
different reasons on different systems. On some systems, NULL
indicates that there was not enough memory.

Notes

This structure converts from format types to the following
dataStream values in the returned structure. The dataStream
is suitable for use by Exec/RawDoFmt or Locale/FormatString,
and is packed on WORD alignment. The indexStream is used
internally by Locale/FormatString for format repositioning.

Format code     GET_ARG() type           Datastream type
-----------     -------------           ---------------
%c              char (really int)       WORD
%d/%D           int                     WORD
%u/%U           unsigned int            UWORD
%x/%X           unsigned int            UWORD
%b              BPTR                    IPTR
%s              const char *            IPTR
%p/%P           void *                  IPTR
%l<cdDuUxX>     LONG                    LONG
%ll<cdDuUxX>    QUAD                    QUAD
%i<cdDuUxX>     IPTR                    IPTR
%%              -                       -

GetDTAttrs()

Synopsis

ULONG GetDTAttrs(
   Object * o,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of datatypes.library/GetDTAttrsA().
For information see datatypes.library/GetDTAttrsA().

GetExtSprite()

Synopsis

LONG GetExtSprite(
   struct ExtSprite * sprite,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/GetExtSpriteA().
For information see graphics.library/GetExtSpriteA().

GetMsgFromStack()

Synopsis

Msg GetMsgFromStack(
   IPTR    MethodID,
   va_list args)

Function

Builds a message structure with the parameters which are passed on
the stack. This function is used on machines which have compilers
which don't pass the arguments to a varargs function unlike the
Amiga ones.

Inputs

MethodID - This is the ID of the message
args - This has to be initialized by va_start()
firstlocal - The address of the first local function of the
        function which wants to call GetMsgFromStack()

Result

A message which can be passed to any function which expects the
structure which is defined for this MethodID or NULL if something
failed. This call may fail for different reasons on different
systems. On some systems, NULL indicates that there was not enough
memory, on others that the MethodID is unknown.

Notes

This function fails for structures with more than 32 fields.

See also

intuition.library/NewObjectA() intuition.library/SetAttrsA() intuition.library/GetAttr() intuition.library/DisposeObject() DoMethodA() DoSuperMethodA() "Basic Object-Oriented Programming System for Intuition" and the "boopsi Class Reference" documentation.


GetParamsFromStack()

Synopsis

APTR GetParamsFromStack(
   va_list args)

Function

Builds an array of parameters which are passed on the stack.
This function is used on machines which have compilers which
don't pass the arguments to a varargs function unlike the
Amiga ones.

Inputs

args - This has to be initialized by va_start()

Result

An array which can be passed to any function which expects the
structure or NULL if something failed. This call may fail for
different reasons on different systems. On some systems, NULL
indicates that there was not enough     memory.

Notes

This function fails for structures with more than 20 fields.

GetRexxVar()

Synopsis

LONG GetRexxVar(
   struct RexxMsg *msg,
   CONST_STRPTR varname,
   char **value)

Function

Get a the value of the name rexx variable.

Inputs

msg - A rexx message generated from a running rexx script
varname - The name of the variable to get the value from
value - a pointer to a string pointer that will be filled with
        a pointer to the value of the variable. This value
        not be changed. On AROS this pointer will also be an
        argstring so you can get the length with LengthArgstring.
length - the length of the value argument

Result

0 when succes, otherwise a rexx error value is returned.

Notes

On AROS the pointer returned in value is only valid until the next
getrexxvar call on the same running script.

GetRPAttrs()

Synopsis

void GetRPAttrs(
   struct RastPort * rp,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/GetRPAttrsA().
For information see graphics.library/GetRPAttrsA().

GetTagsFromStack()

Synopsis

struct TagItem * GetTagsFromStack(
   IPTR    firstTag,
   va_list args)

Function

Builds a tagitem array with the tags on the stack. This function is
used on machines which have compilers which don't pass the
arguments to a varargs function unlike the Amiga ones.

Inputs

firstTag - This is the first tag passed to the function
args - This has to be initialized by va_start()

Result

A TagItem array which can be passed to any function which expects
such an array or NULL if something failed. This call may fail for
different reasons on different systems. On some systems, NULL
indicates that there was not enough memory, on others that the
MethodID is unknown.

See also

intuition.library/NewObjectA() intuition.library/SetAttrsA() intuition.library/GetAttr() intuition.library/DisposeObject() DoMethodA() DoSuperMethodA() "Basic Object-Oriented Programming System for Intuition" and the "boopsi Class Reference" documentation.


GetVisualInfo()

Synopsis

APTR GetVisualInfo(
   struct Screen * screen,
   Tag             tag1,
   ...             )

Function

Varargs version of gadtools.library/GetVisualInfoA().

GT_GetGadgetAttrs()

Synopsis

LONG GT_GetGadgetAttrs(
   struct Gadget    * gad,
   struct Window    * win,
   struct Requester * req,
   Tag                tag1,
   ...                )

Function

Varargs version of gadtools.library/GT_GetGadgetAttrsA().

GT_SetGadgetAttrs()

Synopsis

void GT_SetGadgetAttrs(
   struct Gadget    * gad,
   struct Window    * win,
   struct Requester * req,
   Tag                tag1,
   ...                )

Function

Varargs version of gadtools.library/GT_SetGadgetAttrsA().

HookEntry()

Synopsis

IPTR HookEntry(
         struct Hook * hook,
         APTR object,
         APTR param );

Function

Some high level languages (HLL) don't allow to pass arguments in
registers. For these HLLs, it's not possible to call a hook
directly. To use hooks with these HLLs, you must put HookEntry into
hook->h_Entry and the real callback function into hook->h_SubEntry.
HookEntry will push the registers on the stack and then call
hook->h_SubEntry.

Inputs

hook - Call this hook.
object - This is the object which is passed to the hook. The valid
    values for this parameter depends on the definition of the called
    hook.
param - Pass these parameters to the specified object

Result

The return value depends on the definition of the hook.

HotKey()

Synopsis

CxObj *HotKey(
   STRPTR          description,
   struct MsgPort *port,
   LONG            id
                )

Function

A simple way to get a hotkey for your program. The program is
posted a message when the user does the specified input action in
'description' regardless of whether the program has input focus or
not. The key combination event is swallowed, that is not sent any
farther in the input system.

It's recommended that the user should be able to specify a
program's hotkey with tooltypes, for instance
HOTKEY="alt shift f5".

Inputs

description  --  commodities filter description (see
                 commodities.library/SetFilter())
port         --  message port the hotkey messages will be sent to
id           --  identifier (see CxSender())

Result

A pointer to a filter object which represents the HotKey.

Notes

Commodities.library must be open at the time of the call.

InvertString()

Synopsis

struct InputEvent *InvertString(

   STRPTR str,
   struct KeyMap *km
                )

Function

Return a linked list of input events which would produce the string
'str' in the reverse order, with the keymap 'km'. To get a list of
events in the right order, just use InvertStringForwd(). InverString()
is only there to provide compatibility with the original function,
which indeed reversed the order of the supplied string.

Inputs

str  --  pointer to a (NULL-terminated) string that may contain
         * ANSI character codes
         * backslash-escaped characters:
           \n    --  carriage return
           \r    --  carriage return
           \t    --  tab
           \\    --  backslash
         * a description of an input event a la ParseIX() surrounded
           by angle brackets

km   --  keymap to use for the conversion or NULL to use the default
         keymap

Result

A linked list of input events or NULL if something went wrong.

Example

An example string: "\n<shift alt a> olleH"

InvertStringForwd()

Synopsis

struct InputEvent *InvertStringForwd(

   STRPTR str,
   struct KeyMap *km
                )

Function

Return a linked list of input events which would produce the string
'str' with the keymap 'km'.

Inputs

str  --  pointer to a (NULL-terminated) string that may contain
         * ANSI character codes
         * backslash-escaped characters:
           \n    --  carriage return
           \r    --  carriage return
           \t    --  tab
           \\    --  backslash
         * a description of an input event a la ParseIX() surrounded
           by angle brackets

km   --  keymap to use for the conversion or NULL to use the default
         keymap

Result

A linked list of input events or NULL if something went wrong.

Example

An example string: "Hello <shift alt a>\n"

LayoutMenuItems()

Synopsis

BOOL LayoutMenuItems(
   struct MenuItem * menuitem,
   APTR              vi,
   Tag               tag1,
   ...               )

Function

Varargs version of gadtools.library/LayoutMenuItemsA().

LayoutMenus()

Synopsis

BOOL LayoutMenus(
   struct Menu * menu,
   APTR          vi,
   Tag           tag1,
   ...           )

Function

Varargs version of gadtools.library/LayoutMenusA().

LibAllocAligned()

Synopsis

APTR LibAllocAligned(
   IPTR memSize,
   ULONG requirements,
   IPTR  alignBytes)

Function

Allocate a memory block with a start address and size that are
multiples of a power-of-two. The returned memory must be freed using
FreeMem().

Inputs

memSize      - Size in bytes of the aligned area
requirements - Memory requirements (same as AllocMem())
alignBytes   - Required alignment, in bytes.
               This must be a power of 2!

Result

Pointer to the newly allocated area, or NULL if no satisfying memory
can be found.

Notes

If alignBytes is not a power of two, NULL is returned.

If memSize is not a multiple of alignBytes, NULL is returned.

See also

exec.library/AllocMem exec.library/FreeMem().


LibAllocPooled()

Synopsis

APTR LibAllocPooled(
   APTR  pool,
   ULONG memSize)

LibCreatePool()

Synopsis

APTR LibCreatePool(
   ULONG requirements,
   ULONG puddleSize,
   ULONG threshSize)

LibDeletePool()

Synopsis

VOID LibDeletePool(
   APTR pool)

LibFreePooled()

Synopsis

void LibFreePooled(
   APTR  pool,
   APTR  memory,
   ULONG memSize)

LockBitMapTags()

Synopsis

APTR LockBitMapTags(
   APTR handle,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

MakeWorkbenchObjectVisible()

Synopsis

BOOL MakeWorkbenchObjectVisible(
   STRPTR name,
   Tag    tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of workbench.library/MakeWorkbenchObjectVisibleA().
For information see workbench.library/MakeWorkbenchObjectVisibleA().

Merge()

Synopsis

static inline struct MinNode *Merge(
   struct MinNode *l,
   int (*compare)(struct MinNode *n1, struct MinNode *n2, void *data),
   void *data)

Function

Given a list of ordered circular sublists, merge pairs of ordered sublists into one
ordered circular sublist.

Inputs

l       - The first node of the first sublist. The sublists must be linked one
          after the other one, and must be circular lists, that is their
          first node's Pred pointer must point to their last node.

          I.e., the 2nd sublist will be at l->mln_Pred->mln_Succ, the 3rd will be at
          l->mln_Pred->mln_Succ->mln_Pred->mln_Succ and so on.

compare - Pointer to the comparison function used to merge the
          sublists

data    - Pointer to user-defined data which will be passed untouched
          to the comparison function.

Result

Pointer to the first node of the resulting list of sublists, with the same
format of the input list, but with pairs of sublists merged into one.

MergeSortList()

Synopsis

void MergeSortList(
   struct MinList *l,
   int (*compare)(struct MinNode *n1, struct MinNode *n2, void *data),
   void *data)

Function

Sorts an Exec-style doubly linked list, by using a variant of the merge sorting
algorithm, which is Theta(n log n ). No additional space is required other than
the one needed for local variables in the function itself. The function is not
recursive.

Inputs

l       - The list to sort.

compare - Pointer to the comparison function which establishes the order
          of the elements in the list

data    - Pointer to user-defined data which will be passed untouched
          to the comparison function.

Result

The given list, sorted in place.

NewDTObject()

Synopsis

Object * NewDTObject(
   APTR name,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of datatypes.library/NewDTObjectA().
For information see datatypes.library/NewDTObjectA().

NewList()

Synopsis

void NewList(
   struct List * list)

Function

Initialize a list. After that, you can use functions like
AddHead(), AddTail() and Insert() on the list.

Inputs

list - the list to be initialized

Result

None.

Example

See below.

Notes

You can also pass a struct MinList to this function.

NewLoadSegTags()

Synopsis

BPTR NewLoadSegTags(
   STRPTR file,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of dos.library/NewLoadSeg().
For information see dos.library/NewLoadSeg().

NewObject()

Synopsis

APTR NewObject(
   struct IClass * classPtr,
   UBYTE         * classID,
   Tag             tag1,
   ...             )

Function

Use this function to create BOOPSI objects (BOOPSI stands for
"Basic Object Oriented Programming System for Intuition).

You may specify a class either by it's name (if it's a public class)
or by a pointer to its definition (if it's a private class). If
classPtr is NULL, classID is used.

Inputs

classPtr - Pointer to a private class (or a public class if you
        happen to have a pointer to it)
classID - Name of a public class
tagList - Initial attributes. Read the documentation of the class
        carefully to find out which attributes must be specified
        here and which can.

Result

A BOOPSI object which can be manipulated with general functions and
which must be disposed with DisposeObject() later.

Notes

This functions send OM_NEW to the dispatcher of the class.

See also

intuition.library/DisposeObject() intuition.library/SetAttrsA() intuition.library/GetAttr() intuition.library/MakeClass() "Basic Object-Oriented Programming System for Intuition" and "boopsi Class Reference" documentation.


NewRawDoFmt()

Synopsis

STRPTR NewRawDoFmt(
   CONST_STRPTR FormatString,
   VOID_FUNC PutChProc,
   APTR PutChData,
   ... )

Function

This is the varargs version of exec.library/VNewRawDoFmt().
For information see exec.library/VNewRawDoFmt().

NewRectRegion()

Synopsis

struct Region *NewRectRegion(
   WORD MinX,
   WORD MinY,
   WORD MaxX,
   WORD MaxY)

Function

Creates a new rectangular Region

Inputs

MinX, MinY, MaxX, MaxY - The extent of the Rect

Result

Pointer to the newly created Region. NULL on failure.

Notes

This function is a shorthand for:

    struct Rectangle rect;
    struct Region *region;

    rect.MinX = MinX;
    rect.MinY = MinY;
    rect.MaxX = MaxX;
    rect.MaxY = MaxY;

    region = NewRegion();
    OrRectRegion(region, &rect);

ObtainBestPen()

Synopsis

LONG ObtainBestPen(
   struct ColorMap * cm,
   ULONG R,
   ULONG G,
   ULONG B,
   Tag tag1,
   ... ) __stackparm

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/ObtainBestPenA().
For information see graphics.library/ObtainBestPenA().

ObtainInfo()

Synopsis

ULONG ObtainInfo(
   struct GlyphEngine *glyphEngine,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

Obtain information about an GlyphEngine.

Inputs

object - Obtain information about this GlyphEngine
tag1 - The first of a list of attribute/value-pairs. The last
        attribute in this list must be TAG_END or TAG_DONE.
        The value for this last attribute is not examined (ie.
        you need not specify it).

Result

Bullet Error Code

OpenAmigaGuide()

Synopsis

AMIGAGUIDECONTEXT OpenAmigaGuide(
   struct NewAmigaGuide * nag,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of amigaguide.library/OpenAmigaGuideA().
For information see amigaguide.library/OpenAmigaGuideA().

OpenAmigaGuideAsync()

Synopsis

AMIGAGUIDECONTEXT OpenAmigaGuideAsync(
   struct NewAmigaGuide * nag,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of amigaguide.library/OpenAmigaGuideAsyncA().
For information see amigaguide.library/OpenAmigaGuideAsyncA().

OpenCatalog()

Synopsis

struct Catalog * OpenCatalog(
   const struct Locale * locale,
   CONST_STRPTR name,
   Tag             tag1,
   ...             )

Function

This is the varargs version of the locale.library OpenCatalogA().
For information see locale.library/OpenCatalog()

Inputs

locale      -   The locale describing the language the user
                wants.
name        -   Name of the catalog file.
tag1        -   TagList of extra arguments.

Result

Either a pointer to a Catalog, or NULL.

Although the function may have returned NULL, that does not
necessarily meant there is an error. If dos/IoErr() returns
0, then there was no error, but the language of the built in
strings is the same as that of a catalog.

If IoErr() != 0, then there was an error however.

OpenScreenTags()

Synopsis

struct Screen * OpenScreenTags(
   struct NewScreen *  newScreen,
   Tag                 tag1,
   ...)

OpenWindowTags()

Synopsis

struct Window * OpenWindowTags(
   struct NewWindow * newWindow,
   Tag                tag1,
   ...                )

OpenWorkbenchObject()

Synopsis

BOOL OpenWorkbenchObject(
   STRPTR name,
   Tag    tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of workbench.library/OpenWorkbenchObjectA().
For information see workbench.library/OpenWorkbenchObjectA().

RangeRand()

Synopsis

ULONG RangeRand(
   ULONG maxValue)

RefreshDTObject()

Synopsis

void RefreshDTObject(
   Object * o,
   struct Window * win,
   struct Requester *req,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of datatypes.library/RefreshDTObjectA().
For information see datatypes.library/RefreshDTObjectA().

RefreshDTObjects()

Synopsis

void RefreshDTObjects(
   Object * o,
   struct Window * win,
   struct Requester *req,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of datatypes.library/RefreshDTObjectA().
For information see datatypes.library/RefreshDTObjectA().

ReleaseInfo()

Synopsis

ULONG ReleaseInfo(
   struct GlyphEngine *glyphEngine,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

Release information obtained from an GlyphEngine.

Inputs

object - Release information obtained from this GlyphEngine
tag1 - The first of a list of attribute/value-pairs. The last
        attribute in this list must be TAG_END or TAG_DONE.
        The value for this last attribute is not examined (ie.
        you need not specify it).

Result

Bullet Error Code

RemoveAmigaGuideHost()

Synopsis

LONG RemoveAmigaGuideHost(
   AMIGAGUIDEHOST key,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of amigaguide.library/RemoveAmigaGuideHostA().
For information see amigaguide.library/RemoveAmigaGuideHostA().

SelectErrorOutput()

Synopsis

BPTR SelectErrorOutput(
   BPTR fh)

Function

Sets the current error stream returned by ErrorOutput() to a new
value. Returns the old error stream.

Inputs

fh - New error stream.

Result

Old error stream handle.

Notes

This function is source-compatible with AmigaOS v4.

SendAmigaGuideCmd()

Synopsis

BOOL SendAmigaGuideCmd(
   AMIGAGUIDECONTEXT handle,
   STRPTR cmd,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of amigaguide.library/SendAmigaGuideCmdA().
For information see amigaguide.library/SendAmigaGuideCmdA().

SendAmigaGuideContext()

Synopsis

BOOL SendAmigaGuideContext(
   AMIGAGUIDECONTEXT handle,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of amigaguide.library/SendAmigaGuideContextA().
For information see amigaguide.library/SendAmigaGuideContextA().

SetAmigaGuideAttrs()

Synopsis

LONG SetAmigaGuideAttrs(
   AMIGAGUIDECONTEXT handle,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of amigaguide.library/SetAmigaGuideAttrsA().
For information see amigaguide.library/SetAmigaGuideAttrsA().

SetAmigaGuideContext()

Synopsis

BOOL SetAmigaGuideContext(
   AMIGAGUIDECONTEXT handle,
   ULONG context,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of amigaguide.library/SetAmigaGuideContextA().
For information see amigaguide.library/SetAmigaGuideContextA().

SetAttrs()

Synopsis

IPTR SetAttrs(
   APTR  object,
   Tag   tag1,
   ...)

Function

Changes several attributes of an object at the same time. How the
object interprets the new attributes depends on the class.

Inputs

object - Change the attributes of this object
tag1 - The first of a list of attribute/value-pairs. The last
        attribute in this list must be TAG_END or TAG_DONE.
        The value for this last attribute is not examined (ie.
        you need not specify it).

Result

Depends on the class. For gadgets, this value is non-zero if
they need redrawing after the values have changed. Other classes
will define other return values.

Notes

This function sends OM_SET to the object.

See also

intuition.library/NewObjectA() intuition.library/DisposeObject() intuition.library/GetAttr() intuition.library/MakeClass() "Basic Object-Oriented Programming System for Intuition" and "BOOPSI Class Reference" Document.


SetDTAttrs()

Synopsis

ULONG SetDTAttrs(
   Object * o,
   struct Window * win,
   struct Requester *req,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of datatypes.library/SetDTAttrsA().
For information see datatypes.library/SetDTAttrsA().

SetGadgetAttrs()

Synopsis

IPTR SetGadgetAttrs(
   struct Gadget    * Gadget,
   struct Window    * Window,
   struct Requester * Requester,
   Tag                tag1,
   ...)

Function

Changes several attributes of a gadget at the same time. How the
gadget interprets the new attributes depends on the class.

Inputs

Gadget - Change the attributes of this object
Window - The window the gadget is in
Requester - The Requester the gadget is in, may be NULL
tag1 - The first of a list of attribute/value-pairs. The last
        attribute in this list must be TAG_END or TAG_DONE.
        The value for this last attribute is not examined (ie.
        you need not specify it).

Result

This value is non-zero if the gadget needs redrawing after the
values have changed.

Notes

This function sends OM_SET to the object.

See also

NewObject() SetAttrs() "Basic Object-Oriented Programming System for Intuition" and "boopsi Class Reference" documentation.


SetInfo()

Synopsis

ULONG SetInfo(
   struct GlyphEngine *glyphEngine,
   Tag                 tag1,
   ...)

Function

Changes attributes of an GlyphEngine.

Inputs

object - Change the attributes of this GlyphEngine
tag1 - The first of a list of attribute/value-pairs. The last
        attribute in this list must be TAG_END or TAG_DONE.
        The value for this last attribute is not examined (ie.
        you need not specify it).

Result

Bullet Error Code

SetRexxVar()

Synopsis

LONG SetRexxVar(
   struct RexxMsg *msg,
   CONST_STRPTR varname,
   char *value,
   ULONG length)

Function

Set the value of the named Rexx variable.

Inputs

msg - A Rexx message generated from a running Rexx script
varname - The name of the variable to set the value
value - a pointer to the beginning of the value to set
length - the length of the value argument

Result

0 when success, otherwise a Rexx error value is returned.

SetRPAttrs()

Synopsis

void SetRPAttrs(
   struct RastPort * rp,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/SetRPAttrsA().
For information see graphics.library/SetRPAttrsA().

SetSuperAttrs()

Synopsis

IPTR SetSuperAttrs(
   Class *  class,
   Object * object,
   Tag      tag1,
   ...)

Function

Changes several attributes of an object at the same time. How the
object interprets the new attributes depends on the class.

Inputs

class - Assume that the object is of this class.
object - Change the attributes of this object
tag1 - The first of a list of attribute/value-pairs. The last
        attribute in this list must be TAG_END or TAG_DONE.
        The value for this last attribute is not examined (ie.
        you need not specify it).

Result

Depends in the class. For gadgets, this value is non-zero if
they need redrawing after the values have changed. Other classes
will define other return values.

Notes

This function sends OM_SET to the object.

See also

intuition.library/NewObjectA() intuition.library/DisposeObject() intuition.library/GetAttr() intuition.library/MakeClass() "Basic Object-Oriented Programming System for Intuition" and "boopsi Class Reference" documentation.


SetWindowPointer()

Synopsis

void SetWindowPointer(
   struct Window   * window,
   ULONG             tag1,
   ...               )

Function

Varargs version of intuition.library/SetWindowPointerA().

StrDup()

Synopsis

STRPTR StrDup(
   CONST_STRPTR    str)

Function

This function allocates enough space, and copies the given string
into it.

Inputs

str - the string to duplicate

Result

A string copy of the original string (possibly of zero length) or
NULL if passed a NULL pointer.

Notes

This functions allocates the new string memory with AllocVec().
Don't forget to call FreeVec() when you're done with it.

SystemTags()

Synopsis

LONG SystemTags(
   STRPTR command,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of dos.library/SystemTagList().
For information see dos.library/SystemTagList().

TimeDelay()

Synopsis

LONG TimeDelay(
   LONG Unit,
   ULONG Seconds,
   ULONG MicroSeconds)

Function

TimeDelay() waits for the specified period of time before returning
to the caller.

Inputs

Unit         -  The timer.device unit to use for this command.
Seconds      -  The number of seconds to wait.
MicroSeconds -  The number of microseconds to wait.

Result

Zero if everything went ok, non-zero if there was a problem.

Notes

If this function fails, the most likely reasons are:
- invalid timer.device unit numbers

This function uses the SIGF_SINGLE signal, strange things can
happen if you are waiting on this signal when you call this
function. Basically: Don't use it and call this function.

See also

timer.device/TR_ADDREQUEST


UnLockBitMapTags()

Synopsis

void UnLockBitMapTags(
   APTR handle,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

VideoControlTags()

Synopsis

ULONG VideoControlTags(
   struct ColorMap * cm,
   Tag tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of graphics.library/VideoControl().
For information see graphics.library/VideoControl().

WorkbenchControl()

Synopsis

BOOL WorkbenchControl(
   STRPTR name,
   Tag    tag1,
   ...)

Function

This is the varargs version of workbench.library/WorkbenchControlA().
For information see workbench.library/WorkbenchControlA().

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