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Implementation notes

This chapter discusses some issues and ideas which may be applicable to using the ZvtTerm terminal widget in your application.

When to use a ZvtTerm

You might consider using a ZvtTerm in your application, if you require any of the following features:

  • When you need to execute a sub-ordinate terminal-based application and display its output. ZvtTerm provides all of the necessary emulation and tty handling code to simplify your job.

  • When you wish to provide a graphical front-end to an exiting terminal-based application, including integrated cut-and-paste, scroll-back, and ANSI color support.

  • When you want to generate colored output and display it in a scroll-able window. ZvtTerm includes an efficient and fast display and rendering engine - even when transparency or pixmaps are used.