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curs_mouse(3X)									   curs_mouse(3X)

       has_mouse, getmouse, ungetmouse, mousemask, wenclose, mouse_trafo, wmouse_trafo,
       mouseinterval - mouse interface through curses

       #include <curses.h>

       typedef unsigned long mmask_t;

       typedef struct
	   short id;	     /* ID to distinguish multiple devices */
	   int x, y, z;      /* event coordinates */
	   mmask_t bstate;   /* button state bits */
       bool has_mouse(void);
       int getmouse(MEVENT *event);
       int ungetmouse(MEVENT *event);
       mmask_t mousemask(mmask_t newmask, mmask_t *oldmask);
       bool wenclose(const WINDOW *win, int y, int x);
       bool mouse_trafo(int* pY, int* pX, bool to_screen);
       bool wmouse_trafo(const WINDOW* win, int* pY, int* pX,
	    bool to_screen);
       int mouseinterval(int erval);

       These functions provide an interface to mouse events from ncurses(3X).  Mouse  events  are
       represented by KEY_MOUSE pseudo-key values in the wgetch input stream.

       To  make mouse events visible, use the mousemask function.  This will set the mouse events
       to be reported.	By default, no mouse events are reported.  The	function  will	return	a
       mask  to indicate which of the specified mouse events can be reported; on complete failure
       it returns 0.  If oldmask is non-NULL, this function fills the indicated location with the
       previous value of the given window's mouse event mask.

       As  a  side  effect,  setting  a  zero mousemask may turn off the mouse pointer; setting a
       nonzero mask may turn it on.  Whether this happens is device-dependent.

       Here are the mouse event type masks which may be defined:

       Name			Description
       BUTTON1_PRESSED		mouse button 1 down
       BUTTON1_RELEASED 	mouse button 1 up
       BUTTON1_CLICKED		mouse button 1 clicked
       BUTTON1_DOUBLE_CLICKED	mouse button 1 double clicked
       BUTTON1_TRIPLE_CLICKED	mouse button 1 triple clicked
       BUTTON2_PRESSED		mouse button 2 down
       BUTTON2_RELEASED 	mouse button 2 up
       BUTTON2_CLICKED		mouse button 2 clicked
       BUTTON2_DOUBLE_CLICKED	mouse button 2 double clicked
       BUTTON2_TRIPLE_CLICKED	mouse button 2 triple clicked
       BUTTON3_PRESSED		mouse button 3 down
       BUTTON3_RELEASED 	mouse button 3 up
       BUTTON3_CLICKED		mouse button 3 clicked
       BUTTON3_DOUBLE_CLICKED	mouse button 3 double clicked
       BUTTON3_TRIPLE_CLICKED	mouse button 3 triple clicked

       BUTTON4_PRESSED		mouse button 4 down
       BUTTON4_RELEASED 	mouse button 4 up
       BUTTON4_CLICKED		mouse button 4 clicked
       BUTTON4_DOUBLE_CLICKED	mouse button 4 double clicked
       BUTTON4_TRIPLE_CLICKED	mouse button 4 triple clicked
       BUTTON5_PRESSED		mouse button 5 down
       BUTTON5_RELEASED 	mouse button 5 up
       BUTTON5_CLICKED		mouse button 5 clicked
       BUTTON5_DOUBLE_CLICKED	mouse button 5 double clicked
       BUTTON5_TRIPLE_CLICKED	mouse button 5 triple clicked
       BUTTON_SHIFT		shift was down during button state change
       BUTTON_CTRL		control was down during button state change
       BUTTON_ALT		alt was down during button state change
       ALL_MOUSE_EVENTS 	report all button state changes
       REPORT_MOUSE_POSITION	report mouse movement

       Once a class of mouse events have been made visible in a window, calling the wgetch  func-
       tion  on  that  window  may  return  KEY_MOUSE as an indicator that a mouse event has been
       queued.	To read the event data and pop the event off  the  queue,  call  getmouse.   This
       function will return OK if a mouse event is actually visible in the given window, ERR oth-
       erwise.	When getmouse returns OK, the data deposited as y and x in  the  event	structure
       coordinates  will  be screen-relative character-cell coordinates.  The returned state mask
       will have exactly one bit set to indicate the event type.  The corresponding data  in  the
       queue  is marked invalid.  A subsequent call to getmouse will retrieve the next older item
       from the queue.

       The ungetmouse function behaves analogously to ungetch.	It pushes a KEY_MOUSE event  onto
       the  input  queue, and associates with that event the given state data and screen-relative
       character-cell coordinates.

       The wenclose function tests whether a given pair of screen-relative character-cell coordi-
       nates  is  enclosed by a given window, returning TRUE if it is and FALSE otherwise.  It is
       useful for determining what subset of the screen windows enclose the location of  a  mouse

       The  wmouse_trafo function transforms a given pair of coordinates from stdscr-relative co-
       ordinates to coordinates relative to the given window or  vice  versa.	Please	remember,
       that  stdscr-relative  coordinates are not always identical to window-relative coordinates
       due to the mechanism to reserve lines on top or bottom of the screen  for  other  purposes
       (see  the  ripoffline()	and  slk_init calls, for example).  If the parameter to_screen is
       TRUE, the pointers pY, pX must reference the coordinates of a location inside  the  window
       win.  They are converted to window-relative coordinates and returned through the pointers.
       If the conversion was successful, the function returns TRUE.  If one of the parameters was
       NULL  or the location is not inside the window, FALSE is returned.  If to_screen is FALSE,
       the pointers pY, pX must reference window-relative coordinates.	 They  are  converted  to
       stdscr-relative coordinates if the window win encloses this point.  In this case the func-
       tion returns TRUE.  If one of the parameters is NULL or the point is not inside	the  win-
       dow,  FALSE is returned.  Please notice, that the referenced coordinates are only replaced
       by the converted coordinates if the transformation was successful.

       The mouse_trafo function performs the same translation as wmouse_trafo, using  stdscr  for

       The  mouseinterval  function  sets  the	maximum  time (in thousands of a second) that can
       elapse between press and release events for them to be recognized as a  click.	Use  mou-
       seinterval(0)  to  disable  click resolution.  This function returns the previous interval
       value.  Use mouseinterval(-1) to obtain the interval without altering it.  The default  is
       one sixth of a second.

       The has_mouse function returns TRUE if the mouse driver has been successfully initialized.

       Note that mouse events will be ignored when input is in cooked mode, and will cause an er-
       ror beep when cooked mode is being simulated in a window by a function such as getstr that
       expects a linefeed for input-loop termination.

       getmouse  and ungetmouse return the integer ERR upon failure or OK upon successful comple-

		   returns an error.  If no mouse driver was initialized, or if the mask  parame-
		   ter is zero, it also returns an error if no more events remain in the queue.

		   returns an error if the FIFO is full.

       mousemask returns the mask of reportable events.

       mouseinterval  returns  the  previous interval value, unless the terminal was not initial-
       ized.  In that case, it returns the maximum interval value(166).

       wenclose and wmouse_trafo are boolean functions returning TRUE or FALSE depending on their
       test result.

       These  calls were designed for ncurses(3X), and are not found in SVr4 curses, 4.4BSD curs-
       es, or any other previous version of curses.

       The feature macro NCURSES_MOUSE_VERSION is provided so the preprocessor	can  be  used  to
       test whether these features are present.  If the interface is changed, the value of NCURS-
       ES_MOUSE_VERSION will be incremented.  These values for NCURSES_MOUSE_VERSION may be spec-
       ified when configuring ncurses:

	      1  has definitions for reserved events.  The mask uses 28 bits.

	      2  adds definitions for button 5, removes the definitions for reserved events.  The
		 mask uses 29 bits.

       The order of the MEVENT structure members is not guaranteed.   Additional  fields  may  be
       added to the structure in the future.

       Under  ncurses(3X), these calls are implemented using either xterm's built-in mouse-track-
       ing API or platform-specific drivers including
	      Alessandro Rubini's gpm server
	      FreeBSD sysmouse
	      OS/2 EMX
       If you are using an unsupported configuration, mouse events will not be visible to  ncurs-
       es(3X) (and the mousemask function will always return 0).

       If the terminfo entry contains a XM string, this is used in the xterm mouse driver to con-
       trol the way the terminal is initialized for mouse operation.  The default, if XM  is  not
       found, corresponds to private mode 1000 of xterm:
       The  z  member  in the event structure is not presently used.  It is intended for use with
       touch screens (which may be pressure-sensitive) or with 3D-mice/trackballs/power gloves.

       Mouse events under xterm will not in fact be ignored during cooked mode, if they have been
       enabled	by mousemask.  Instead, the xterm mouse report sequence will appear in the string

       Mouse events under xterm will not be detected correctly in a window with  its  keypad  bit
       off,  since  they are interpreted as a variety of function key.	Your terminfo description
       should have kmous set to "\E[M" (the beginning  of  the	response  from	xterm  for  mouse
       clicks).  Other values for kmous are permitted, but under the same assumption, i.e., it is
       the beginning of the response.

       Because there are no standard terminal responses that would serve  to  identify	terminals
       which  support  the  xterm  mouse protocol, ncurses assumes that if your $TERM environment
       variable contains "xterm", or kmous is defined in the terminal description, then the  ter-
       minal may send mouse events.

       curses(3X), curs_kernel(3X), curs_slk(3X), curs_variables(3X).

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