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Motif FAQ (Part 9 of 9)
Section - 309) How do I get correct shadow colors to match other color

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Answer: Thanks to Craig MacFarlane (craigm@chateau-rouge.ICS.UCI.EDU) for the
following explanation and code:

You have to make a call to calculate the new shadow colors.  The trick is
actually getting a value of type Pixel when all you have is the string "Blue".
I use the XtConvertAndStore() function to convert from a char * to a Pixel.
For example:


char *color = "blue";
XrmValue color_value, pixel_value;
Pixel background;

color_value.size = strlen(color);
color_value.addr = (XtPointer) color;
pixel_value.size = sizeof(Pixel);
pixel_value.addr = (XtPointer) 0;

result = XtConvertAndStore(widget,
                     XtRString, &color_value,
                     XtRPixel, &pixel_value);

background = (*(Pixel *)pixel_value.addr);


You can then use the pixel value obtained by XtConvertAndStore() in the
XmGetColors call.  XmGetColors calculates appropriate foreground, topshadow,
bottomshadow, and select colors for the given background. e.g.


XmGetColors(screen,
      DefaultColormap(display_id, DefaultScreen(display_id)),
      background,
      &foreground, &topshadow, &bottomshadow, &select);


Then it's trivial to set the shadow colors at the same time you set the
foreground and background colors.  For example:


XtVaSetValues(widget,
    XmNforeground, foreground,
    XmNbackground, background,
    XmNarmColor, select,
    XmNtopShadowColor, topshadow,
    XmNbottomShadowColor, bottomshadow,
    NULL);


You'll get asthetically pleasing colors every time. :)

Wolfram Gries <1gries@informatik.uni-hamburg.de> adds:

The function XmChangeColor() takes a Widget and a Pixel-value for the new
background-color and does the calculation of the new shadow-colors on its own.
But it seems to me that this function is rather slow, so if you often change
the color of your widgets, the XmGetColors()/XmSetColors() approach might be
better.

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