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comp.windows.x Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 6/7
Section - 148) Why isn't there an XtReparentWidget call like XReparentWindow?

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Although there are various details of the current implementation of the Xt
internals which make reparenting difficult, the major reason that no such
call exists is that it remains undefined what the set of resources for the
"new" widget should be. Resources are typically set based on the location in
the instance hierarchy; what resources should change if the instance moves?
What should happen to the widget's children? And by the time such semantics
are defined, there would probably be little advantage over destroying the old
widget and creating a new widget in the correct location with the desired
resources, as setting the resources correctly is the majority of work in
creating a new widget.

Note that reparenting is possible in the OI toolkit.

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