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curs_mouse 3x



curs_mouse(3x)                                           curs_mouse(3x)




NAME

       has_mouse, getmouse, ungetmouse, mousemask, wenclose,
       mouse_trafo, wmouse_trafo, mouseinterval - mouse interface
       through curses


SYNOPSIS

       #include <curses.h>

       typedef unsigned long mmask_t;

       typedef struct {
           short id;         /* ID to distinguish multiple devices */
           int x, y, z;      /* event coordinates */
           mmask_t bstate;   /* button state bits */
       } MEVENT;

       bool has_mouse(void);
       int getmouse(MEVENT *event);
       int ungetmouse(MEVENT *event);
       mmask_t mousemask(mmask_t newmask, mmask_t *oldmask);
       bool wenclose(const WINDOW *win, int y, int x);
       bool mouse_trafo(int* pY, int* pX, bool to_screen);
       bool wmouse_trafo(const WINDOW* win, int* pY, int* pX,
            bool to_screen);
       int mouseinterval(int erval);


DESCRIPTION

       These  functions provide an interface to mouse events from
       ncurses(3x).  Mouse events are  represented  by  KEY_MOUSE
       pseudo-key values in the wgetch input stream.

       To  make mouse events visible, use the mousemask function.
       This will set the mouse events to  be  reported.   By  de-
       fault,  no  mouse  events are reported.  The function will
       return a mask to indicate which  of  the  specified  mouse
       events  can be reported; on complete failure it returns 0.
       If oldmask is non-NULL, this function fills the  indicated
       location  with  the  previous  value of the given window's
       mouse event mask.

       As a side effect, setting a zero mousemask  may  turn  off
       the  mouse pointer; setting a nonzero mask may turn it on.
       Whether this happens is device-dependent.

       Here are the mouse event type masks which may be defined:

       Name                     Description
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------
       BUTTON1_PRESSED          mouse button 1 down
       BUTTON1_RELEASED         mouse button 1 up
       BUTTON1_CLICKED          mouse button 1 clicked
       BUTTON1_DOUBLE_CLICKED   mouse button 1 double clicked
       BUTTON1_TRIPLE_CLICKED   mouse button 1 triple clicked
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------
       BUTTON2_PRESSED          mouse button 2 down
       BUTTON2_RELEASED         mouse button 2 up
       BUTTON2_CLICKED          mouse button 2 clicked
       BUTTON2_DOUBLE_CLICKED   mouse button 2 double clicked
       BUTTON2_TRIPLE_CLICKED   mouse button 2 triple clicked
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------
       BUTTON3_PRESSED          mouse button 3 down

       BUTTON3_RELEASED         mouse button 3 up
       BUTTON3_CLICKED          mouse button 3 clicked
       BUTTON3_DOUBLE_CLICKED   mouse button 3 double clicked
       BUTTON3_TRIPLE_CLICKED   mouse button 3 triple clicked
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------
       BUTTON4_PRESSED          mouse button 4 down
       BUTTON4_RELEASED         mouse button 4 up
       BUTTON4_CLICKED          mouse button 4 clicked
       BUTTON4_DOUBLE_CLICKED   mouse button 4 double clicked
       BUTTON4_TRIPLE_CLICKED   mouse button 4 triple clicked
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------
       BUTTON5_PRESSED          mouse button 5 down
       BUTTON5_RELEASED         mouse button 5 up
       BUTTON5_CLICKED          mouse button 5 clicked
       BUTTON5_DOUBLE_CLICKED   mouse button 5 double clicked
       BUTTON5_TRIPLE_CLICKED   mouse button 5 triple clicked
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------
       BUTTON_SHIFT             shift was down during button state change
       BUTTON_CTRL              control was down during button state change
       BUTTON_ALT               alt was down during button state change
       ALL_MOUSE_EVENTS         report all button state changes
       REPORT_MOUSE_POSITION    report mouse movement
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------

       Once a class of mouse events have been made visible  in  a
       window, calling the wgetch function on that window may re-
       turn KEY_MOUSE as an indicator that a mouse event has been
       queued.   To read the event data and pop the event off the
       queue, call getmouse.  This function will return OK  if  a
       mouse  event  is actually visible in the given window, ERR
       otherwise.  When getmouse returns OK, the  data  deposited
       as  y  and  x  in  the event structure coordinates will be
       screen-relative character-cell coordinates.  The  returned
       state  mask  will have exactly one bit set to indicate the
       event type.  The corresponding data in the queue is marked
       invalid.   A subsequent call to getmouse will retrieve the
       next older item from the queue.

       The ungetmouse function behaves  analogously  to  ungetch.
       It  pushes a KEY_MOUSE event onto the input queue, and as-
       sociates with that event the given state data and  screen-
       relative character-cell coordinates.

       The  wenclose  function  tests  whether  a  given  pair of
       screen-relative character-cell coordinates is enclosed  by
       a  given  window, returning TRUE if it is and FALSE other-
       wise.  It is useful for determining  what  subset  of  the
       screen windows enclose the location of a mouse event.

       The wmouse_trafo function transforms a given pair of coor-
       dinates from stdscr-relative  coordinates  to  coordinates
       relative to the given window or vice versa.  Please remem-
       ber, that stdscr-relative coordinates are not always iden-
       tical  to window-relative coordinates due to the mechanism
       to reserve lines on top or bottom of the screen for  other
       purposes (see the ripoffline() and slk_init calls, for ex-
       ample).  If the parameter to_screen is TRUE, the  pointers
       pY, pX must reference the coordinates of a location inside
       the window win.  They are converted to window-relative co-
       ordinates  and returned through the pointers.  If the con-
       version was successful, the function returns TRUE.  If one
       of  the  parameters was NULL or the location is not inside
       the window, FALSE is returned.  If to_screen is FALSE, the
       pointers  pY,  pX  must  reference window-relative coordi-
       nates.  They are converted to stdscr-relative  coordinates
       if  the  window win encloses this point.  In this case the
       function returns TRUE.  If one of the parameters  is  NULL
       or  the point is not inside the window, FALSE is returned.
       Please notice, that the referenced  coordinates  are  only
       replaced  by  the converted coordinates if the transforma-
       tion was successful.

       The mouse_trafo function performs the same translation  as
       wmouse_trafo, using stdscr for win.

       The mouseinterval function sets the maximum time (in thou-
       sands of a second) that can elapse between press  and  re-
       lease  events  for  them to be recognized as a click.  Use
       mouseinterval(0) to disable click resolution.  This  func-
       tion returns the previous interval value.  Use mouseinter-
       val(-1) to obtain the interval without altering  it.   The
       default is one sixth of a second.

       The  has_mouse  function  returns TRUE if the mouse driver
       has been successfully initialized.

       Note that mouse events will be ignored when  input  is  in
       cooked mode, and will cause an error beep when cooked mode
       is being simulated in a window by a function such as  get-
       str that expects a linefeed for input-loop termination.


RETURN VALUE

       getmouse  and ungetmouse return the integer ERR upon fail-
       ure or OK upon successful completion.

              getmouse
                   returns an error.  If no mouse driver was ini-
                   tialized, or if the mask parameter is zero, it
                   also returns an error if no more events remain
                   in the queue.

              ungetmouse
                   returns an error if the FIFO is full.

       mousemask returns the mask of reportable events.

       mouseinterval  returns the previous interval value, unless
       the terminal was not initialized.  In that  case,  it  re-
       turns the maximum interval value (166).

       wenclose  and wmouse_trafo are boolean functions returning
       TRUE or FALSE depending on their test result.


PORTABILITY

       These calls were designed for  ncurses(3x),  and  are  not
       found in SVr4 curses, 4.4BSD curses, or any other previous
       version of curses.

       The feature macro NCURSES_MOUSE_VERSION is provided so the
       preprocessor  can  be  used to test whether these features
       are present.  If the interface is changed,  the  value  of
       NCURSES_MOUSE_VERSION  will  be incremented.  These values
       for NCURSES_MOUSE_VERSION may be specified when  configur-
       ing ncurses:

              1  has  definitions  for reserved events.  The mask
                 uses 28 bits.

              2  adds definitions for button 5, removes the defi-
                 nitions  for  reserved events.  The mask uses 29
                 bits.

       The order of the MEVENT structure members is  not  guaran-
       teed.   Additional fields may be added to the structure in
       the future.

       Under ncurses(3x), these calls are implemented  using  ei-
       ther  xterm's built-in mouse-tracking API or platform-spe-
       cific drivers including
              Alessandro Rubini's gpm server
              FreeBSD sysmouse
              OS/2 EMX
       If you  are  using  an  unsupported  configuration,  mouse
       events  will not be visible to ncurses(3x) (and the mouse-
       mask function will always return 0).

       If the terminfo entry contains a XM string, this  is  used
       in  the xterm mouse driver to control the way the terminal
       is initialized for mouse operation.  The default, if XM is
       not found, corresponds to private mode 1000 of xterm:
              \E[?1000%?%p1%{1}%=%th%el%;
       The z member in the event structure is not presently used.
       It is intended for use with touch screens  (which  may  be
       pressure-sensitive)   or   with   3D-mice/trackballs/power
       gloves.


BUGS

       Mouse events under xterm will not in fact be ignored  dur-
       ing  cooked  mode, if they have been enabled by mousemask.
       Instead, the xterm mouse report sequence  will  appear  in
       the string read.

       Mouse events under xterm will not be detected correctly in
       a window with its keypad bit off, since  they  are  inter-
       preted  as  a  variety of function key.  Your terminfo de-
       scription should have kmous set to "\E[M"  (the  beginning
       of  the response from xterm for mouse clicks).  Other val-
       ues for kmous are permitted, but under  the  same  assump-
       tion, i.e., it is the beginning of the response.

       Because  there  are  no  standard  terminal responses that
       would serve to identify terminals which support the  xterm
       mouse  protocol,  ncurses assumes that if your $TERM envi-
       ronment variable contains "xterm", or kmous is defined  in
       the terminal description, then the terminal may send mouse
       events.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x),  curs_kernel(3x),   curs_slk(3x),   curs_vari-
       ables(3x).



                                                         curs_mouse(3x)

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