[SDL] Odd event behavior

Bob Pendleton bob at pendleton.com
Fri Nov 14 10:26:03 PST 2003

On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 18:15, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 04:58:31PM -0600, Bob Pendleton wrote:
> > 
> > I'm writing the code to go with my next article and I have run into some
> > very odd behavior. In my program the SDL window can be resized. I want
> > to put some restrictions on the size and shape of the window. I want to
> > enforce always having the same shape of a window. That is, I always want
> > height/width == 0.75. And I want to impose both a maximum size and a
> > minimum size on the window. It all works very well except in one case,
> > When I grab the corner of the window and push it down to the minimum
> > size allowed by the window manager (much smaller than my minimum size) I
> > no longer get expose events and the window does not resize even though I
> > am calling SDL_SetVideoMode() with a larger window size. Even if I grab
> > the window and move it around the screen, I get no expose events until I
> > make the window slightly larger, at which time it pops up to *my*
> > minimum size. Note, that this only happens if I grab the corner of the
> > window. If I grab an edge then this doesn't happen. It works perfectly.
> > Has anyone seen behavior like this before, anyone have a guess as to
> > what is causing it?
> Dunno much about this, but it sounds to me more like a possible bug in
> the wm rather than in SDL. 

Yeah, that is the direction I was going with it. I was just hoping
someone else may have seen a similar problem. Then I wouldn't ahve to do
all the work myself :-)

> Perhaps you could try it on other
> programs/write a test program that uses only Xlib? If that doesn't
> resolve the problem, perhaps you'll need to set up some diagnostic
> messages in SDL's source... if nobody else comes up witha  solution,
> that is.
> -Micah
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