Declaration [src]

gdk_draw_context_begin_frame (
  GdkDrawContext* context,
  const cairo_region_t* region

Description [src]

Indicates that you are beginning the process of redrawing region on the contexts surface.

Calling this function begins a drawing operation using context on the surface that context was created from. The actual requirements and guarantees for the drawing operation vary for different implementations of drawing, so a GdkCairoContext and a GdkGLContext need to be treated differently.

A call to this function is a requirement for drawing and must be followed by a call to gdk_draw_context_end_frame(), which will complete the drawing operation and ensure the contents become visible on screen.

Note that the region passed to this function is the minimum region that needs to be drawn and depending on implementation, windowing system and hardware in use, it might be necessary to draw a larger region. Drawing implementation must use gdk_draw_context_get_frame_region() to query the region that must be drawn.

When using GTK, the widget system automatically places calls to gdk_draw_context_begin_frame() and gdk_draw_context_end_frame() via the use of GskRenderers, so application code does not need to call these functions explicitly.



Type: cairo_region_t

Minimum region that should be drawn.

The data is owned by the caller of the method.