http://invisible-island.net/ncurses/man/


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 description.  It must  not  be  larger
       than  TABSIZE.  The menu system puts in the middle of this spacing area
       the pad character.  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 num-
       ber  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_ARGUMENT 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 conditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.


AUTHORS

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



                                                              menu_spacing(3x)