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form_field_info 3x



form_field_info(3x)                                 form_field_info(3x)




NAME

       form_field_info - retrieve field characteristics


SYNOPSIS

       #include <form.h>
       int field_info(const FIELD *field, int *rows, int *cols,
                     int *frow, int *fcol, int *nrow, int *nbuf);
       int  dynamic_field_info(const FIELD *field, int *rows, int
       *cols, int *max);


DESCRIPTION

       The  function  field_info  returns  the  sizes  and  other
       attributes  passed  in  to the field at its creation time.
       The attributes are: height, width, row of upper-left  cor-
       ner,  column of upper-left corner, number off-screen rows,
       and number of working buffers.

       The function dynamic_field_info returns the actual size of
       the  field,  and  its maximum possible size.  If the field
       has no size limit, the location  addressed  by  the  third
       argument will be set to 0.  A field can be made dynamic by
       turning off the O_STATIC option with field_opts_off.


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  argu-
            ment.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x) and related pages whose names begin "form_" for
       detailed descriptions of the entry points.


NOTES

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


PORTABILITY

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

       A null (zero pointer) is accepted for any  of  the  return
       values,  to  ignore  that  value.  Not all implementations
       allow this, e.g., Solaris 2.7 does not.


AUTHORS

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



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