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form_new 3x



form_new(3x)                                               form_new(3x)




NAME

       form_new - create and destroy forms


SYNOPSIS

       #include <form.h>
       FORM *new_form(FIELD **fields);
       int free_form(FORM *form);


DESCRIPTION

       The  function  new_form  creates a new form connected to a
       specified field pointer array (which must  be  NULL-termi-
       nated).

       The  function  free_form  disconnects  form from its field
       array and frees the storage allocated for the form.


RETURN VALUE

       The function new_form returns  NULL  on  error.   It  sets
       errno according to the function's success:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_BAD_ARGUMENT
            Routine  detected  an incorrect or out-of-range argu-
            ment.

       E_CONNECTED
            The field is already connected to a form.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.

       The function free_form returns one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_BAD_ARGUMENT
            Routine detected an incorrect or  out-of-range  argu-
            ment.

       E_POSTED
            The form has already been posted.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x), form(3x).


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.


AUTHORS

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



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