Mac 101: The Menu Bar


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Mac 101: The Menu Bar

Feast your eyes on the top of your screen. See that semi-transparent bar that spans across the entire width of your desktop? That's the menu bar—a vital component to your everyday Mac life. Though you can't tell by just looking at it, the menu bar hosts many functions and commands to complete your tasks at hand.

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MENU_POST(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					      MENU_POST(3)

NAME
post_menu, unpost_menu -- post (draw) or unpost a menu LIBRARY
Curses Menu Library (libmenu, -lmenu) SYNOPSIS
#include <menu.h> int post_menu(MENU *menu); int unpost_menu(MENU *menu); DESCRIPTION
The post_menu() function causes the menu to be drawn on the screen. Any functions defined by either set_menu_init() or set_item_init() (see menu_hook(3)) are called before the menu is placed on the screen. The unpost_menu() does the opposite, it removes a menu from the screen. Any functions defined by both set_menu_term() and set_item_term() (see menu_hook(3)) are called prior to the menu's removal. RETURN VALUES
The functions return one of the following error values: E_OK The function was successful. E_SYSTEM_ERROR There was a system error during the call. E_BAD_ARGUMENT One or more of the arguments passed to the function was incorrect. E_POSTED The menu is already posted. E_BAD_STATE The function was called from within an initialization or termination routine. E_NO_ROOM The menu does not fit within the subwindow. E_NOT_CONNECTED The item is not connected to a menu. SEE ALSO
curses(3), menu_hook(3), menus(3) NOTES
The header <menu.h> automatically includes both <curses.h> and <eti.h>. BSD
September 10, 1999 BSD

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