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int xdo_window_get_active ( const xdo_t xdo,
Window *  window_ret 

Get the currently-active window. Requires your window manager to support this. Uses _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW from the EWMH spec.

window_ret Pointer to Window where the active window is stored.

Definition at line 575 of file xdo.c.

References xdo::xdpy.

  Atom type;
  int size;
  long nitems;
  unsigned char *data;
  Atom request;
  Window root;

  if (_xdo_ewmh_is_supported(xdo, "_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW") == False) {
            "Your windowmanager claims not to support _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW, "
            "so the attempt to query the active window aborted.\n");
    return XDO_ERROR;

  request = XInternAtom(xdo->xdpy, "_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW", False);
  root = XDefaultRootWindow(xdo->xdpy);
  data = xdo_getwinprop(xdo, root, request, &nitems, &type, &size);

  if (nitems > 0) {
    *window_ret = *((Window*)data);
  } else {
    *window_ret = 0;

  return _is_success("XGetWindowProperty[_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW]",
                     *window_ret == 0);

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