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menu_pattern

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

menu_pattern, set_menu_pattern - set and get menus pattern match buffer  

SYNOPSIS

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

char *menu_pattern(MENU *menu);

int set_menu_pattern(MENU *menu, char *pat);  

DESCRIPTION

Every menu has a pattern buffer to match entered data with menu items. set_menu_pattern() sets the pattern buffer to pat and tries to find the first item that matches the pattern. If it does, the matching item becomes the current item. If not, the current item does not change. menu_pattern() returns the string in the pattern buffer of menu.  

RETURN VALUES

menu_pattern() returns NULL on error. set_menu_pattern() returns 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_NO_MATCH The character failed to match.

 

ATTRIBUTES

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-LevelUnsafe

 

SEE ALSO

curses(3CURSES), menus(3CURSES), attributes(5)  

NOTES

The header <menu.h> automatically includes the headers <eti.h> and <curses.h>.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO
NOTES

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