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FORMS(3)			   BSD Library Functions Manual 			 FORMS(3)

NAME
     form_driver -- form library

LIBRARY
     Curses Form Library (libform, -lform)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <form.h>

     int
     form_driver(FORM *form, int request);

DESCRIPTION
     The form_driver() is the heart of the forms library, it takes commands in the request param-
     eter that is either a request to the driver to perform some action or is a character to be
     inserted into the current field.  The form driver will attempt to insert any printable char-
     acter passed to it into the current field.  This may or may not succeed depending on the
     state of the current field.  If the character passed is not printable then the driver
     attempts to process it as a driver request.  If the character passed is not a valid request
     then the driver will return an unknown command error.

PARAMETERS
     The forms driver recognizes the following requests:

     REQ_NEXT_PAGE     Change to the next page in the form.
     REQ_PREV_PAGE     Change to the previous page in the form.
     REQ_FIRST_PAGE    Select the first page in the form.
     REQ_LAST_PAGE     Go to the last page in the form.
     REQ_NEXT_FIELD    Move to the next field in the form field array.
     REQ_PREV_FIELD    Move to the previous field in the form field array.
     REQ_FIRST_FIELD   Go to the first field in the form field array.
     REQ_LAST_FIELD    Go to the last field in the form field array.
     REQ_SNEXT_FIELD   Move to the next sorted field on the form.
     REQ_SPREV_FIELD   Move to the previous sorted field on the form.
     REQ_SFIRST_FIELD  Go to the first field in the sorted list.
     REQ_SLAST_FIELD   Move to the last field in the sorted list.
     REQ_LEFT_FIELD    Go one field to the left on the form page.
     REQ_RIGHT_FIELD   Go one field to the right on the form page.
     REQ_UP_FIELD      Go up one field on the form page.
     REQ_DOWN_FIELD    Go down one field on the form page.
     REQ_NEXT_CHAR     Move one char to the right within the field
     REQ_PREV_CHAR     Move one char to the left within the current field.
     REQ_NEXT_LINE     Go down one line in the current field.
     REQ_PREV_LINE     Go up one line in the current field.
     REQ_NEXT_WORD     Go forward one word in the current field
     REQ_PREV_WORD     Go backward one word in the current field.
     REQ_BEG_FIELD     Move the cursor to the beginning of the current field.
     REQ_END_FIELD     Move the cursor to the end of the current field.
     REQ_BEG_LINE      Move the cursor to the beginning of the line in the current field.
     REQ_END_LINE      Move the cursor to the end of the line.
     REQ_LEFT_CHAR     Move the cursor left one character
     REQ_RIGHT_CHAR    Move the cursor right one character
     REQ_UP_CHAR       Move the cursor up one line.
     REQ_DOWN_CHAR     Move the cursor down one line.
     REQ_NEW_LINE      Insert a new line at the current cursor position.
     REQ_INS_CHAR      Insert a blank character at the current cursor position
     REQ_INS_LINE      Open a blank line at the current cursor position.
     REQ_DEL_CHAR      Delete the character at the current cursor position.
     REQ_DEL_PREV      Delete the character to the left of the current cursor position.
     REQ_DEL_LINE      Delete the current line.
     REQ_DEL_WORD      Delete the word at the current cursor position.
     REQ_CLR_EOL       Clear the field from the current cursor position to the end of the current
		       line.
     REQ_CLR_EOF       Clear the field from the current cursor position to the end of the field.
     REQ_CLR_FIELD     Clear the field.
     REQ_OVL_MODE      Enter overlay mode, characters added to the field will replace the ones
		       already there.
     REQ_INS_MODE      Enter insert mode, characters will be inserted at the current cursor posi-
		       tion.  Any characters to the right of the cursor will be moved right to
		       accommodate the new characters.
     REQ_SCR_FLINE     Scroll the field forward one line.
     REQ_SCR_BLINE     Scroll the field backward one line.
     REQ_SCR_FPAGE     Scroll the field forward one field page.
     REQ_SCR_BPAGE     Scroll the field backward one field page.
     REQ_SCR_FHPAGE    Scroll the field forward half one field page.
     REQ_SCR_BHPAGE    Scroll the field backward half one field page.
     REQ_SCR_FCHAR     Scroll the field horizontally forward one character
     REQ_SCR_BCHAR     Scroll the field horizontally backward one character
     REQ_SCR_HFLINE    Scroll the field horizontally forward one field line.
     REQ_SCR_HBLINE    Scroll the field horizontally backward one field line.
     REQ_SCR_HFHALF    Scroll the field horizontally forward half a field line.
     REQ_SCR_HBHALF    Scroll the field horizontally backward half a field line.
     REQ_VALIDATION    Request the contents of the current field be validated using any field
		       validation function that has been set for the field.  Normally, the field
		       is validated before the current field changes.  This request allows the
		       current field to be validated.
     REQ_PREV_CHOICE   Select the previous choice in an enumerated type field.
     REQ_NEXT_CHOICE   Select the next choice in an enumerated type field.

RETURN VALUES
     Functions returning pointers will return NULL if an error is detected.  The functions that
     return an int will return one of the following error values:

     E_OK		The function was successful.
     E_REQUEST_DENIED	The forms driver request could not be fulfilled
     E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND	The passed character is not a printable character and is not a valid
			forms driver request.
     E_BAD_ARGUMENT	A bad argument was passed to the forms driver.
     E_INVALID_FIELD	The form passed to the driver has no valid attached fields.
     E_NOT_POSTED	The given form is not currently posted to the screen.
     E_BAD_STATE	The forms driver was called from within an init or term function.
     E_INVALID_FIELD	The character passed to the forms driver fails the character validation
			for the current field.

SEE ALSO
     curses(3), forms(3)

NOTES
     Field sorting is done by location of the field on the form page, the fields are sorted by
     position starting with the top-most, left-most field and progressing left to right.  For the
     purposes of sorting, the fields top left corner is used as the sort criteria.  The header
     <form.h> automatically includes both <curses.h> and <eti.h>.

BSD					 January 1, 2001				      BSD
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