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Identify a valid parent for the specified widget


PtWidget_t * PtValidParent( 
                 PtWidget_t *widget_parent, 
                 PtWidgetClassRef_t *class_ref );




This function determines the real parent widget for widgets of type class_ref, given that its parent is specified as widget_parent when created or reparented. Examples of a class_ref include PtWidget, PtBasic, PtLabel, PtMeter, and so on.

The real parent of a widget might not be the specified widget_parent in special circumstances where the specified parent widget redirects the child to an alternate parent. Some examples:


A pointer to the widget that will be the real parent of any widgets of type class_ref created in or reparented to widget_parent.


PtWidget_t *
MyRedirector( PtWidget_t *widget )
   MyWidget_t *my = (MyWidget_t * ) widget;

   PtWidget_t *parent;
   if( ( parent = 
           PtValidParent( my->scroll_area,
                          widget->class_ref ) ) == widget )
         return PtWidgetParent( widget );

   return( parent );

   * Returning my->scroll_area would allow the child
   * to be created as a direct child of my->scroll_area.
   * This would be undesirable because scroll_area is a 
   * compound widget, which also needs to redirect its
   * children to work correctly.



Interrupt handler No
Signal handler No
Thread No

See also:

PtFindGuardian(), PtGetParent(), PtGetParentWidget(), PtReparentWidget(), PtSetParentWidget(), PtWidgetParent()

Ordering widgets in the Managing Widgets in Application Code chapter of the Photon Programmer's Guide