Instance Property

backingType

The window’s backing store type.

Declaration

@property NSBackingStoreType backingType;

Discussion

The possible values for this property are described in NSBackingStoreType. You can set the property only to switch a buffered window to retained or vice versa; you can’t change the backing type to or from nonretained after initializing a NSWindow object (an error is generated if you attempt to do so).

See Also

Accessing Window Information

defaultDepthLimit

Returns the default depth limit for instances of NSWindow.

windowNumber

The window number of the window’s window device.

+ windowNumbersWithOptions:

Returns the window numbers for all visible windows satisfying the specified options.

- gState

Returns the window’s graphics state object.

Deprecated
- canStoreColor

Indicates whether the window has a depth limit that allows it to store color values.

Deprecated
deviceDescription

A dictionary containing information about the window’s resolution, such as color, depth, and so on.

NSDeviceDescriptionKey

These constants are the keys for device description dictionaries used by deviceDescription.

canBecomeVisibleWithoutLogin

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window can be displayed at the login window.

sharingType

A Boolean value that indicates the level of access other processes have to the window’s content.

backingLocation

The location of the window’s backing store.

Deprecated
preferredBackingLocation

A Boolean value that indicates the preferred location for the window’s backing store.

Deprecated
oneShot

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window device the window manages is freed when it’s removed from the screen list.

Deprecated
depthLimit

The depth limit of the window.

hasDynamicDepthLimit

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window’s depth limit can change to match the depth of the screen it’s on.