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menu_spacing 3x



menu_spacing(3x)                                       menu_spacing(3x)




NAME

       menu_spacing - Control spacing between menu items.


SYNOPSIS

       #include <menu.h>
       int set_menu_spacing(MENU *menu,
                            int spc_description,
                            int spc_rows,
                            int spc_columns);
       int menu_spacing(const MENU *menu,
                        int* spc_description,
                        int* spc_rows,
                        int* spc_columns);


DESCRIPTION

       The function set_menu_spacing sets the spacing information
       for the menu.  Its parameter spc_description controls  the
       number of spaces between an item name and an item descrip-
       tion.  It must not be larger than TABSIZE.  The menu  sys-
       tem  puts in the middle of this spacing area the pad char-
       acter.  The remaining parts are filled with  spaces.   The
       spc_rows  parameter  controls  the number of rows that are
       used for an item.  It must not be larger than 3.  The menu
       system  inserts  the  blank lines between item rows, these
       lines will contain the pad character  in  the  appropriate
       positions.   The spc_columns parameter controls the number
       of blanks between columns of items.  It must not be larger
       than  TABSIZE.   A  value  of 0 for all the spacing values
       resets them to the default, which is 1 for all of them.
       The function menu_spacing passes back the spacing info for
       the  menu.   If  a  pointer is NULL, this specific info is
       simply not returned.


RETURN VALUE

       Both routines return E_OK  on  success.   set_menu_spacing
       may  return E_POSTED if the menu is posted, or E_BAD_ARGU-
       MENT if one of the spacing values is out of range.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x), curs_variables(3x), menu(3x).


NOTES

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


PORTABILITY

       These  routines  are  specific  to ncurses.  They were not
       supported on Version 7, BSD or System  V  implementations.
       It  is recommended that any code depending on them be con-
       ditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.


AUTHORS

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



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