public unowned Window get_parent ()

Obtains the parent of this, as known to GDK.

Does not query the X server; thus this returns the parent as passed to Window, not the actual parent. This should never matter unless you’re using Xlib calls mixed with GDK calls on the X11 platform. It may also matter for toplevel windows, because the window manager may choose to reparent them.

Note that you should use get_effective_parent when writing generic code that walks up a window hierarchy, because get_parent will most likely not do what you expect if there are offscreen windows in the hierarchy.



a Window


parent of this