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menu_spacing 3x

menu_spacing(3x)                                       menu_spacing(3x)




NAME

       set_menu_spacing,  menu_spacing  -  set  and  get  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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