form_win()

make and break form window and subwindow associations 

Curses Function


SYNOPSIS

#include <form.h>

int set_form_win(FORM *form, WINDOW *win);

WINDOW *form_win(const FORM *form);

int set_form_sub(FORM *form, WINDOW *sub);

WINDOW *form_sub(const FORM *form);

int scale_form(const FORM *form, int *rows, int *columns);


DESCRIPTION

Every form has an associated pair of curses windows. The form window displays any title and border associated with the window; the form subwindow displays the items of the form that are currently available for selection.

The first four functions get and set those windows. It is not necessary to set either window; by default, the driver code uses stdscr for both.

In the set_ functions, window argument of NULL is treated as though it were stdscr. A form argument of NULL is treated as a request to change the system default form window or subwindow.

The function scale_window() returns the minimum size required for the subwindow of form.


RETURN VALUES

Routines that return pointers return NULL on error. Routines that return an integer return one of the following error codes:

E_OK 

The routine succeeded.

E_SYSTEM_ERROR 

System error occurred.

E_BAD_ARGUMENT 

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

E_POSTED 

The form has already been posted.

E_NOT_CONNECTED 

No items are connected to the form.


NOTES

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


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.


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

Functions:
curses(), form()


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