Types — Generic data types


This section lists generic data types used in the cairo API.



typedef int cairo_bool_t;

cairo_bool_t is used for boolean values. Returns of type cairo_bool_t will always be either 0 or 1, but testing against these values explicitly is not encouraged; just use the value as a boolean condition.

 if (cairo_in_stroke (cr, x, y)) {
     /* do something */


typedef struct {
    int unused;
} cairo_user_data_key_t;

cairo_user_data_key_t is used for attaching user data to cairo data structures. The actual contents of the struct is never used, and there is no need to initialize the object; only the unique address of a cairo_data_key_t object is used. Typically, you would just use the address of a static cairo_data_key_t object.

int unused;

not used; ignore.

cairo_destroy_func_t ()

void                (*cairo_destroy_func_t)             (void *data);

cairo_destroy_func_t the type of function which is called when a data element is destroyed. It is passed the pointer to the data element and should free any memory and resources allocated for it.

data :

The data element being destroyed.


typedef struct {
    int x, y;
    int width, height;
} cairo_rectangle_int_t;

A data structure for holding a rectangle with integer coordinates.

int x;

X coordinate of the left side of the rectangle

int y;

Y coordinate of the the top side of the rectangle

int width;

width of the rectangle

int height;

height of the rectangle

Since 1.10