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Sometimes you want to override or hook into a certain function and have it do something else. For example, you might want to use an accelerated function for drawing triangles. This is done by replacing the function pointers in the data structures

/* Don't forget to save the original function */
pMyScreenData->CreatePixmap = pSCreen->CreatePixmap;

/* Replace the function */
pScreen->CreatePixmap = MyCreatePixmap;

Now the function MyCreatePixmap will be called instead of the regular CreatePixmap function. This is good if we're superstitious:

static PixmapPtr
MyCreatePixmap (ScreenPtr pScreen, int w, int h, int depth)
         MyScreenDataPtr pMyScreenData = GET''MY''SCREEN_DATA (pScreen);

         if (w == 13 && h == 13)
                  /* Refuse to create pixmaps with size 13x13 */
                  return NULL;

         /* Call the original function */
         return (* pMyScreenData->CreatePixmap) (pScreen, w, h, depth);

(See Development/Documentation/DevPrivates for information on where the MyScreenDataPtr comes from)

-- ?AndersCarlsson - 23 Sep 2003