how to dock another application under Linux ?

David Boddie david at boddie.org.uk
Fri Dec 19 00:28:00 CET 2008


On Thursday 18 December 2008 20:09, Stef Mientki wrote:

> Under windows it's fairly easy to capture an application
> and dock in to your own wxPython application,
> something like this:
> - start the external application from within wxPython
> - give the caption of the application a special name
> - find de windows handler of the applications mainform
> - tell the applications mainform, that some wxpanel is the parent
> 
> I use this to dock VPython in wxPython.
> 
> Is there a similar solution for Linux ( and Mac) ?

On X11 systems, you can use the X11Embed protocol to do this. I would be
surprised if wxWidgets doesn't have a component for this given that there's
one for GTK+:

  http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/stable/GtkSocket.html

David



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