a clipboard function that registers a new format
int XmClipboardRegisterFormat (display, format_name, format_length)
Display * display;
char * format_name;
registers a new format. Each format stored on the
clipboard should have a length associated with it;
this length must be known to the clipboard
Formats are known as targets in the Inter-Client Communication
All of the formats specified by the ICCCM conventions are
preregistered. Any other format that the application wants to use must
either be 8-bit
data or be registered via this routine. Failure to
register the length of the data results in incompatible applications across
platforms having different byte-swapping orders.
Specifies a pointer to the Display structure that was returned in a
previous call to XOpenDisplay or XtDisplay.
Specifies the string name for the new format (target).
Specifies the format length in bits (8, 16, or 32).
The format_name must not be NULL, and the format_length
must be 8, 16, or 32.
The function is successful.
The function failed because the clipboard was locked by another
application. The application can continue to call the function again with
the same parameters until the lock goes away. This gives the application
the opportunity to ask if the user wants to keep trying or to give up
on the operation.
The function failed because the format was already registered with this
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