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curs_overlay

Section: Curses Library Functions (3CURSES)
Updated: 31 Dec 1996
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NAME

curs_overlay, overlay, overwrite, copywin - overlap and manipulate overlapped curses windows  

SYNOPSIS

cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lcurses [ library ... ]
#include <curses.h>

int overlay(WINDOW *srcwin, WINDOW *dstwin);

int overwrite(WINDOW *srcwin, WINDOW *dstwin);

int copywin(WINDOW *srcwin, WINDOW *dstwin, int sminrow, int smincol, int dminrow, int dmincol, int dmaxrow, int dmaxcol, int overlay);  

DESCRIPTION

The overlay() and overwrite() routines overlay srcwin on top of dstwin. scrwin and dstwin are not required to be the same size; only text where the two windows overlap is copied. The difference is that overlay() is non-destructive (blanks are not copied) whereas overwrite() is destructive.

The copywin() routine provides a finer granularity of control over the overlay() and overwrite() routines. Like in the prefresh() routine, a rectangle is specified in the destination window, (dminrow, dmincol) and (dmaxrow, dmaxcol), and the upper-left-corner coordinates of the source window, (sminrow, smincol). If the argument overlay is true, then copying is non-destructive, as in overlay().  

RETURN VALUES

Routines that return an integer return ERR upon failure and an integer value other than ERR upon successful completion.  

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-LevelUnsafe

 

SEE ALSO

curs_pad(3CURSES), curs_refresh(3CURSES), curses(3CURSES), attributes(5)  

NOTES

The header <curses.h> automatically includes the headers <stdio.h> and <unctrl.h>.

Note that overlay() and overwrite may be macros.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO
NOTES

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