DtActionLabel(library call) DtActionLabel(library call)
NAMEDtActionLabel — get the localizable label string for an action
The DtActionLabel function provides access to the localizable label
string associated with an action named actionName. The actionName argu‐
ment is the name of the action. The localizable label string is the
string that all components should display to identify the action. If
the action definition does not specify a label string, the action name
itself is returned.
The label string associated with an action is localizable, but the
action name is not.
If there are multiple actionName actions, the label string returned is
the label associated with the most general action. The most general
action is the one with the lowest precedence, as described in dtaction‐
file(4) (``Action Selection'').
Upon successful completion, the DtActionLabel function returns a newly
allocated copy of the localizable label string associated with the
action if an action named actionName is found; otherwise, it returns
NULL. It is up to the caller to free the memory associated with this
new copy of the label. The default value for an action label is the
action name itself.
All applications displaying action names should use the action label to
identify an action.
Dt/Action.h - DtAction(5), dtactionfile(4), dtdtfile(4).