Prevent repairs to a container widget and its children
int PtContainerHold( PtWidget_t *container_widget );
This function increments the flux count for the given container, to prevent repairs to the specified container and to all its children. You can still modify the widgets, but the damage to them isn't recorded.
You typically use this function when you're about to make a lot of changes to the container and its children, and you don't want to update the display until you're done. When you want the container to be repaired, call PtContainerRelease().
The container widget's current flux count, or -1 if an error occurred.
PtContainerRelease(), PtFlush(), PtIsFluxing()
“Delaying and forcing updates to the display” in the Working with Code chapter of the Photon Programmer's Guide