attributes

attributes(3MENU)                                              attributes(3MENU)



NAME
       menu_back, menu_fore, menu_grey, menu_pad, set_menu_back, set_menu_fore,
       set_menu_grey, set_menu_pad - color and attribute control for menus

SYNOPSIS
       #include <menu.h>
       int set_menu_fore(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
       chtype menu_fore(const MENU *menu);
       int set_menu_back(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
       chtype menu_back(const MENU *menu);
       int set_menu_grey(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
       chtype menu_grey(const MENU *menu);
       int set_menu_pad(MENU *menu, int pad);
       int menu_pad(const MENU *menu);

DESCRIPTION
       The function set_menu_fore sets the foreground attribute of menu. This is
       the highlight used for selected menu items.  menu_fore returns the
       foreground attribute.  The default is A_REVERSE.

       The function set_menu_back sets the background attribute of menu. This is
       the highlight used for selectable (but not currently selected) menu
       items.  The function menu_back returns the background attribute.  The
       default is A_NORMAL.

       The function set_menu_grey sets the grey attribute of menu. This is the
       highlight used for un-selectable menu items in menus that permit more
       than one selection.  The function menu_grey returns the grey attribute.
       The default is A_UNDERLINE.

       The function set_menu_pad sets the character used to fill the space
       between the name and description parts of a menu item.  menu_pad returns
       the given menu's pad character.  The default is a blank.

RETURN VALUE
       These routines return one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred (see errno).

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

SEE ALSO
       ncurses(3NCURSES) and related pages whose names begin "menu_" for
       detailed descriptions of the entry points.

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

PORTABILITY
       These routines emulate the System V menu 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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