menu_driver()

command-processing loop of the menu system 

Curses Function


SYNOPSIS

#include <menu.h>

int menu_driver(MENU *menu, int c);


DESCRIPTION

Once a menu has been posted (displayed), you should funnel input events to it through menu_driver(). This routine has two major input cases; either the input is a menu navigation request or it's a printable ASCII character. The menu driver requests are as follows:

REQ_LEFT_ITEM 

Move left to an item.

REQ_RIGHT_ITEM 

Move right to an item.

REQ_UP_ITEM 

Move up to an item.

REQ_DOWN_ITEM 

Move down to an item.

REQ_SCR_ULINE 

Scroll up a line.

REQ_SCR_ULINE 

Scroll up a line.

REQ_SCR_DLINE 

Scroll down a line.

REQ_SCR_DPAGE 

Scroll down a page.

REQ_SCR_UPAGE 

Scroll up a page.

REQ_FIRST_ITEM 

Move to the first item.

REQ_LAST_ITEM 

Move to the last item.

REQ_NEXT_ITEM 

Move to the next item.

REQ_PREV_ITEM 

Move to the previous item.

REQ_TOGGLE_ITEM 

Select/deselect an item.

REQ_CLEAR_PATTERN 

Clear the menu pattern buffer.

REQ_BACK_PATTERN 

Delete the previous character from the pattern buffer.

REQ_NEXT_MATCH 

Move to the next item matching the pattern match.

REQ_PREV_MATCH 

Move to the previous item matching the pattern match.

If the second argument is a printable ASCII character, the code appends it to the pattern buffer and attempts to move to the next item matching the new pattern. If there is no such match, menu_driver() returns E_NO_MATCH and deletes the appended character from the buffer.

If the second argument is one of the above pre-defined requests, the corresponding action is performed.

If the second argument is neither printable ASCII nor one of the above pre-defined menu requests, the drive assumes it is an application-specific command and returns E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND. Application-defined commands should be defined relative to MAX_COMMAND, the maximum value of these pre-defined requests.


RETURN VALUES

menu_driver() 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_BAD_STATE 

Routine was called from an initialization or termination function.

E_NOT_POSTED 

The menu has not been posted.

E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND 

The menu driver code saw an unknown request code.

E_NO_MATCH 

Character failed to match.

E_REQUEST_DENIED 

The menu driver could not process the request.


NOTES

The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header files <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(), menus()


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