supporting non-rectangular windows

Prasanta Sadhukhan psadhukhan at
Sun Jan 23 23:41:59 PST 2011

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Prasanta Sadhukhan
<psadhukhan at>wrote:

> Hi
> I was wondering if X11 has any way of supporting/creating a non-rectangular
> window?
by non-rectangular I mean say, a rounded rectangle [rectangle rounded at the
edges]. I did not quite see XCreateWindow() supports this.

> Would this be really be only a call to a X API, or whether there are other
> issues to take into account, for example if X event delivery needs to be
> treated differently with non-rectangular windows?
> Thanks in advance
> Regards
> Prashant
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