[openbox] Window geometry information.

Zephaniah E. Hull warp at babylon.d2dc.net
Sun Jan 11 15:17:41 EST 2004

On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 02:55:26AM -0500, Ben Jansens wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 10:16:39PM -0500, Zephaniah E. Hull wrote:
> > I am currently working on a few odd features, which I'll submit when
> > done.
> > 
> > However I am currently still digging about the source trying to find
> > some window geometry information.
> > 
> > I have found the ObClient for what I want (the window currently in
> > focus), however what I need is the x and y for the window's display
> > area, and the width and height.
> > 
> > Note, not the entire window, just the part that the application actually
> > controls.
> > 
> > Hopefully it is hiding in one of the fields and I'm just blind or
> > confused. (=:]
> ObClient and ObFrame each have a "Rect area" which describes the position
> and size of the window. But they represent different values.
> The frame's rect represents the window on the screen, simply the position
> and size of the entire frame. The frame's "size" strut represents how large
> the frame is on each side of the client. These combined can be used to find
> the exact onscreen area of just the client window if that's what you want.
> Utility functions such as the one posted would be entierly not needed as the
> WM tracks the full state of all the windows it is managing.

Understood, what I ended up with (with the help of Tore) is:

/* Credit goes to Tore Anderson for helping me figure out how to do this
 * better.  And all of the blame now goes to me. */
void myGetGeometry(ObClient *c,
        int *rx, int *ry, unsigned int *rw, unsigned int *rh)
    *rx = c->frame->area.x + c->frame->size.left;
    *ry = c->frame->area.y + c->frame->size.top;
    *rw = c->frame->area.width - c->frame->size.left -
    *rh = c->frame->area.height - c->frame->size.top -

This seems to do what I want, and I posted an updated patch. (Bugzilla

I am curious what you think of the patch though.


Zephaniah E. Hull.

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