menu_attributes()

color and attribute control for menus 

Curses Function


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_STANDOUT.

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 VALUES

These routines return one of the following:

E_OK 

The routine succeeded.

E_SYSTEM_ERROR 

System error occurred.

E_BAD_ARGUMENT 

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


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.


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(), menu_attribs(), menu_cursor(), menu_driver(), menu_format(), menu_hook(), menu_items(), menu_mark(), menu_new(), menu_opts(), menu_pattern(), menu_post(), menu_requestname(), menu_spacing(), menu_userptr(), menu_win()


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