The generic function
make-container creates a container for a specified element.
This creates a container for
such that calling display on it will produce a window containing
on the screen. It will produce a container for any of the following classes of object:
In the case of a
list, the CAPI tries to see what sort of objects they are and makes an appropriate container. For instance, if they were all simple panes it would put them into a column layout.
will be passed through to the
make-instance of the top-level interface, assuming that pane is not a top-level interface itself.
The complementary function contain uses
make-container to create a container for an element which it then displays.
CAPI User Guide and Reference Manual (Macintosh version) - 3 Aug 2017