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form_win 3x



form_win(3x)                                               form_win(3x)




NAME

       form_win  - make and break form window and subwindow asso-
       ciations


SYNOPSIS

       #include <form.h>
       int set_form_win(FORM *form, WINDOW *win);
       WINDOW *form_win(const FORM *form);
       int set_form_sub(FORM *form, WINDOW *sub);
       WINDOW *form_sub(const FORM *form);
       int scale_form(const FORM *form, int *rows, int *columns);


DESCRIPTION

       Every form has an associated pair of curses windows.   The
       form  window displays any title and border associated with
       the window; the form subwindow displays the items  of  the
       form that are currently available for selection.

       The first four functions get and set those windows.  It is
       not necessary to set either window; by default, the driver
       code uses stdscr for both.

       In  the set_ functions, window argument of NULL is treated
       as though it were stsdcr.  A  form  argument  of  NULL  is
       treated  as  a  request  to change the system default form
       window or subwindow.

       The function scale_form returns the minimum size  required
       for the subwindow of form.


RETURN VALUE

       Routines  that return pointers return NULL on error.  Rou-
       tines that return an integer return one of  the  following
       error codes:

       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.

       E_POSTED
            The form has already been posted.

       E_NOT_CONNECTED
            No items are connected to the form.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x), curs_variables(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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