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AHELP for CIAO 4.10 ChIPS v1


Context: windows


Delete the specified window.





The function arguments.

Argument Description
id A ChipsId structure identifying the item, or a string containing the name of the object.

If no argument is given then the current window is deleted, otherwise the argument determines what to delete.

There is also a delete_all_windows command, which removes all the windows in the session. It is equivalent to the command delete_window("all").


Example 1

chips> add_frame(.1, .1, .5, .5)
chips> delete_window()

Create a frame; the window is automatically created if it does not exist. The current window is then deleted, along with any objects it contains.

Example 2

chips> delete_window('win2')

Delete the window called win2.

Example 3

chips> id = ChipsId()
chips> add_window("id=M33")
chips> add_window("id=M31")
chips> id.window = "M33"
chips> delete_window(id)

Two windows are created; the second window is current after it is created. The id.window command sets the window value of the ChipsId structure to the first window. That window is then deleted.

Example 4

chips> add_window(300, 500, "mm", "id=M33")
chips> add_window(4, 4, "inches", "id=M31")
chips> delete_window("all")

Two windows are created, then the delete_window command deletes them both.

Example 5

chips> add_window()
chips> add_window()
chips> delete_all_windows()

Delete all the windows that were created.


See the bugs pages on the ChIPS website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.

See Also

chipsid, currency
add_window, current_window, deiconify_window, get_window, iconify_window, print_window, set_window

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