Declaration [src]

gtk_widget_get_root_window (
  GtkWidget* widget

Description [src]

Get the root window where this widget is located. This function can only be called after the widget has been added to a widget hierarchy with GtkWindow at the top.

The root window is useful for such purposes as creating a popup GdkWindow associated with the window. In general, you should only create display specific resources when a widget has been realized, and you should free those resources when the widget is unrealized.

Available since:2.2
Deprecated since:3.12

Use gdk_screen_get_root_window() instead.

Return value

Returns: GdkWindow

The GdkWindow root window for the toplevel for this widget.

 The data is owned by the instance.