Sometimes a tool is required only for a limited time, for example to change parameter values, and can then be dismissed without the need for an icon. In this case a dialog box should be used rather than a tool. The are created with a call to
Dialog entries are described with exactly the same syntax as tools. They can contain anything other than text subwindows. After specifying their entries there should be a call to
The have either a pushpin (XView) or a dismiss button (Motif).