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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for menus (opensolaris section 3curses)

menus(3CURSES)						     Curses Library Functions						    menus(3CURSES)

menus - character based menus package
#include <menu.h>
The menu library is built using the curses library, and any program using menus routines must call one of the curses initialization rou- tines, such as initscr. A program using these routines must be compiled with -lmenu and -lcurses on the cc command line. The menus package gives the applications programmer a terminal-independent method of creating and customizing menus for user interaction. The menus package includes: item routines, which are used to create and customize menu items; and menu routines, which are used to create and customize menus, assign pre- and post-processing routines, and display and interact with menus. Current Default Values for Item Attributes The menus package establishes initial current default values for item attributes. During item initialization, each item attribute is assigned the current default value for that attribute. An application can change or retrieve a current default attribute value by calling the appropriate set or retrieve routine with a NULL item pointer. If an application changes a current default item attribute value, subse- quent items created using new_item() will have the new default attribute value. The attributes of previously created items are not changed if a current default attribute value is changed. Routine Name Index The following table lists each menus routine and the name of the manual page on which it is described. Menus Routine Name Manual Page Name current_item menu_item_current(3X) free_item menu_item_new(3X) free_menu menu_new(3X) item_count menu_items(3X) item_description menu_item_name(3X) item_index menu_item_current(3X) item_init menu_hook(3X) item_name menu_item_name(3X) item_opts menu_item_opts(3X) item_opts_off menu_item_opts(3X) item_opts_on menu_item_opts(3X) item_term menu_hook(3X) item_userptr menu_item_userptr(3X) item_value menu_item_value(3X) item_visible menu_item_visible(3X) menu_back menu_attributes(3X) menu_driver menu_driver(3X) menu_fore menu_attributes(3X) menu_format menu_format(3X) menu_grey menu_attributes(3X) menu_init menu_hook(3X) menu_items menu_items(3X) menu_mark menu_mark(3X) menu_opts menu_opts(3X) menu_opts_off menu_opts(3X) menu_opts_on menu_opts(3X) menu_pad menu_attributes(3X) menu_pattern menu_pattern(3X) menu_sub menu_win(3X) menu_term menu_hook(3X) menu_userptr menu_userptr(3X) menu_win menu_win(3X) new_item menu_item_new(3X) new_menu menu_new(3X) pos_menu_cursor menu_cursor(3X) post_menu menu_post(3X) scale_menu menu_win(3X) set_current_item menu_item_current(3X) set_item_init menu_hook(3X) set_item_opts menu_item_opts(3X) set_item_term menu_hook(3X) set_item_userptr menu_item_userptr(3X) set_item_value menu_item_value(3X) set_menu_back menu_attributes(3X) set_menu_fore menu_attributes(3X) set_menu_format menu_format(3X) set_menu_grey menu_attributes(3X) set_menu_init menu_hook(3X) set_menu_items menu_items(3X) set_menu_mark menu_mark(3X) set_menu_opts menu_opts(3X) set_menu_pad menu_attributes(3X) set_menu_pattern menu_pattern(3X) set_menu_sub menu_win(3X) set_menu_term menu_hook(3X) set_menu_userptr menu_userptr(3X) set_menu_win menu_win(3X) set_top_row menu_item_current(3X) top_row menu_item_current(3X) unpost_menu menu_post(3X)
Routines that return pointers always return NULL on error. Routines that return an integer return one of the following: E_OK The routine returned successfully. E_SYSTEM_ERROR System error. E_BAD_ARGUMENT An incorrect argument was passed to the routine. E_POSTED The menu is already posted. E_CONNECTED One or more items are already connected to another menu. E_BAD_STATE The routine was called from an initialization or termination function. E_NO_ROOM The menu does not fit within its subwindow. E_NOT_POSTED The menu has not been posted. E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND An unknown request was passed to the menu driver. E_NO_MATCH The character failed to match. E_NOT_SELECTABLE The item cannot be selected. E_NOT_CONNECTED No items are connected to the menu. E_REQUEST_DENIED The menu driver could not process the request.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Unsafe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
curses(3CURSES), attributes(5)
The header <menu.h> automatically includes the headers <eti.h> and <curses.h>. SunOS 5.11 31 Dec 1996 menus(3CURSES)