Re: avoid background painting GtkWindow

On 14 February 2011 10:49, Georg Mitterböck <mitterboeck lunatone com> wrote:
> But is it possible to do double-buffering without erasing the
> background?

No it's not. The back buffer needs to be initialised with something,
and it has to be the background colour of the widget. It can't do a
screengrab of that section of the window, performance would be
terrible, and in many cases the result would be incorrect.

One solution is to have a back buffer for the whole window, not just
the small expose event, and paint from that. The "scribble" example in
the tutorial does this, though I don't know if that would work for


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