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attributes

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NAME

attributes - color and attribute control for menus  

SYNOPSIS

#include <menu.h>
int set_menu_fore(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
chtype menu_fore(const MENU *menu);
int set_menu_back(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
chtype menu_back(const MENU *menu);
int set_menu_grey(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
chtype menu_grey(const MENU *menu);
int set_menu_pad(MENU *menu, int pad);
int menu_pad(const MENU *menu);
 

DESCRIPTION

The function set_menu_fore sets the foreground attribute of menu. This is the highlight used for selected menu items. menu_fore returns the foreground attribute. The default is A_REVERSE.

The function set_menu_back sets the background attribute of menu. This is the highlight used for selectable (but not currently selected) menu items. The function menu_back returns the background attribute. The default is A_NORMAL.

The function set_menu_grey sets the grey attribute of menu. This is the highlight used for un-selectable menu items in menus that permit more than one selection. The function menu_grey returns the grey attribute. The default is A_UNDERLINE.

The function set_menu_pad sets the character used to fill the space between the name and description parts of a menu item. menu_pad returns the given menu's pad character. The default is a blank.  

RETURN VALUE

These routines return one of the following:
E_OK
The routine succeeded.
E_SYSTEM_ERROR
System error occurred (see errno).
E_BAD_ARGUMENT
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
 

SEE ALSO

ncurses(3NCURSES) and related pages whose names begin "menu_" for detailed descriptions of the entry points.  

NOTES

The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header file <curses.h>.  

PORTABILITY

These routines emulate the System V menu library. They were not supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.  

AUTHORS

Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S. Raymond.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
SEE ALSO
NOTES
PORTABILITY
AUTHORS

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