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form_field_attributes 3x 2023-11-25 ncurses 6.4 Library calls

form_field_attributes(3x)        Library calls       form_field_attributes(3x)




NAME

       form_field_attributes - color and attribute control for form fields


SYNOPSIS

       #include <form.h>

       int set_field_fore(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
       chtype field_fore(const FIELD *field);

       int set_field_back(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
       chtype field_back(const FIELD *field);

       int set_field_pad(FIELD *field, int pad);
       int field_pad(const FIELD *field);


DESCRIPTION

       The  function  set_field_fore  sets  the foreground attribute of field.
       This is the highlight used to display the field contents.  The function
       field_fore   returns   the   foreground   attribute.   The  default  is
       A_STANDOUT.

       The function set_field_back sets the background attribute of form. This
       is  the  highlight  used to display the extent fields in the form.  The
       function field_back returns the background attribute.  The  default  is
       A_NORMAL.

       The  function  set_field_pad sets the character used to fill the field.
       The function field_pad returns the given  form's  pad  character.   The
       default is a blank.


RETURN VALUE

       These routines return one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_BAD_ARGUMENT
            Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred (see errno(3)).


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.


SEE ALSO

       curses(3x)  and  related  pages  whose names begin "form_" for detailed
       descriptions of the entry points.



ncurses 6.4                       2023-11-25         form_field_attributes(3x)