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CURSES_PAD(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					     CURSES_PAD(3)

NAME
curses_pad, newpad, subpad, prefresh, pnoutrefresh -- curses pad routines LIBRARY
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses) SYNOPSIS
#include <curses.h> WINDOW * newpad(int lines, int cols); WINDOW * subpad(WINDOW *pad, int lines, int cols, int begin_y, int begin_x); int prefresh(WINDOW *pad, int pbeg_y, int pbeg_x, int sbeg_y, int sbeg_x, int smax_y, int smax_x); int pnoutrefresh(WINDOW *pad, int pbeg_y, int pbeg_x, int sbeg_y, int sbeg_x, int smax_y, int smax_x); DESCRIPTION
These functions create and display pads on the current screen. The newpad() function creates a new pad of size lines, cols. subpad() is similar to newpad() excepting that the size of the subpad is bounded by the parent pad pad. The subpad shares internal data structures with the parent pad and will be refreshed when the parent pad is refreshed. The starting column and row begin_y, begin_x are rel- ative to the parent pad origin. The pnoutrefresh() function performs the internal processing required by curses to determine what changes need to be made to synchronise the internal screen buffer and the terminal but does not modify the terminal display. A rectangular area of the pad starting at column and row pbeg_y, pbeg_x is copied to the corresponding rectangular area of the screen buffer starting at column and row sbeg_y, sbeg_x and extending to smax_y, smax_x. The prefresh() function causes curses to propagate changes made to the pad specified by pad to the terminal display. A rectangular area of the pad starting at column and row pbeg_y, pbeg_x is copied to the corresponding rectangular area of the terminal starting at column and row sbeg_y, sbeg_x and extending to smax_y, smax_x. The pnoutrefresh() and doupdate() functions can be used together to speed up terminal redraws by deferring the actual terminal updates until after a batch of updates to multiple pads has been done. 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 values: OK The function completed successfully. ERR An error occurred in the function. SEE ALSO
curses_refresh(3), curses_window(3) NOTES
The subpad() function is similar to the derwin(3) function, and not the subwin(3) function. STANDARDS
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification, part of the Single Unix Specification. HISTORY
The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD. BSD
December 4, 2002 BSD

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newpad(3XCURSES)					  X/Open Curses Library Functions					  newpad(3XCURSES)

NAME
newpad, pnoutrefresh, prefresh, subpad - create or refresh a pad or subpad SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag... ] file... -I /usr/xpg4/include -L /usr/xpg4/lib -R /usr/xpg4/lib -lcurses [ library... ] c89 [ flag... ] file... -lcurses [ library... ] #include <curses.h> WINDOW *newpad(int nlines, int ncols); int pnoutrefresh(WINDOW *pad, int pminrow, int pmincol, int sminrow, int smincol, int smaxrow, int smaxcol); int prefresh(WINDOW *pad, int pminrow, int pmincol, int sminrow, int smincol, int smaxrow, int smaxcol); WINDOW *subpad(WINDOW *orig, int nlines, int ncols); PARAMETERS
nlines Is the number of lines in the pad to be created. ncols Is the number of columns in the pad to be created. pad Is a pointer to the pad to refresh. pminrow Is the row coordinate of the upper left corner of the pad rectangle to be copied pmincol Is the column coordinate of the upper left corner of the pad rectangle to be copied. sminrow Is the row coordinate of the upper left corner of the rectangle on the physical screen where pad is to be posi- tioned. smincol Is the column coordinate of the upper left corner of the rectangle on the physical screen where pad is to be posi- tioned. smaxrow Is the row coordinate of the lower right corner of the rectangle on the physical screen where the pad is to be positioned. smaxcol Is the column coordinate of the lower right corner of the rectangle on the physical screen where the pad is to be positioned. orig Is a pointer to the parent pad within which a sub-pad is created. DESCRIPTION
The newpad() function creates a new pad with the specified number of lines and columns. A pointer to the new pad structure is returned. A pad differs from a window in that it is not restricted to the size of the physical screen. It is useful when only part of a large window will be displayed at any one time. Automatic refreshes by scrolling or echoing of input do not take place when pads are used. Pads have their own refresh commands, pre- fresh() and pnoutrefresh(). The prefresh() function copies the specified portion of the logical pad to the terminal screen. The parameters pmincol and pminrow spec- ify the upper left corner of the rectangular area of the pad to be displayed. The lower right coordinate of the rectangular area of the pad that is to be displayed is calculated from the screen parameters (sminrow, smincol, smaxrow, smaxcol). This function calls the pnoutrefresh() function to copy the specified portion of pad to the terminal screen and the doupdate(3XCURSES) function to do the actual update. The logical cursor is copied to the same location in the physical window unless leaveok(3XCURSES) is enabled (in which case, the cursor is placed in a position that the program finds convenient). When outputting several pads at once, it is often more efficient to call the pnoutrefresh() and doupdate() functions directly. A call to pnoutrefresh() for each pad first, followed by only one call to doupdate() to update the screen, results in one burst of output, fewer characters sent, and less CPU time used. The subpad() function creates a sub-pad within the pad orig with the specified number of lines and columns. A pointer to the new pad structure is returned. The sub-pad is positioned in the middle of orig. Any changes made to one pad affect the other. touchwin(3XCURSES) or touchline(3XCURSES) will likely have to be called on pad orig to correctly update the window. RETURN VALUES
On success, the newpad() and subpad() functions returns a pointer to the new pad data structure. Otherwise, they return a null pointer. On success, the pnoutrefresh() and prefresh() functions return OK. Otherwise, they return ERR. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Unsafe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
clearok(3XCURSES), doupdate(3XCURSES), is_linetouched(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES), pechochar(3XCURSES), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.10 5 Jun 2002 newpad(3XCURSES)
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