XDestroySubwindows(display, w)
      Display *display;
      Window w;


display Specifies the connection to the X server.
w Specifies the window.


The XDestroySubwindows() function destroys all inferior windows of the specified window, in bottom-to-top stacking order. It causes the X server to generate a DestroyNotify event for each window. If any mapped subwindows were actually destroyed, XDestroySubwindows() causes the X server to generate Expose events on the specified window. This is much more efficient than deleting many windows one at a time because much of the work need be performed only once for all of the windows, rather than for each window. The subwindows should never be referenced again.

XDestroySubwindows() can generate a BadWindow error.


BadWindow A value for a Window argument does not name a defined Window.

See also

XChangeWindowAttributes(), XConfigureWindow(), XCreateWindow(), XDestroyWindow(), XMapWindow(), XRaiseWindow(), XUnmapWindow(), "Destroying Windows"
Christophe Tronche, ch@tronche.com