Publisher: O'Reilly, 1991, 990 pages
This book describes how to write applications using the Motif toolkit from the Open Software Foundation (OSF). The book goes into detail on every Motif widget class, with useful examples that will help programmers to develop their own code.
There is no other book that covers the ground as thoroughly or as well. In addition to information on Motif, the book is full of tips about programming in general, and about user interface design. Content include:
The book assumes competence with the C programming language, as well as familiarity with fundamental X Window System concepts. Fortunately, the Motif Programming Manual is not only the most comprehensive guide to writing appliucations with Motif, it is an integral part of the most widely-used series of books on X as a whole. It complements and builds upon the earlier books in the X Windows System series from O'reilly & Associates, as well as on OSF's own Motif Style Guide.
If you know X11, Xt, C, UNIX and are a reasonable experienced programmer, then you could buy this book. Otherwise, it's only for initiated.