menu_spacing()

Control spacing between menu items. 

Curses Function


SYNOPSIS

#include <menu.h>

int set_menu_spacing(MENU *menu, int spc_description int spc_rows, int spc_columns);

int menu_spacing(const MENU *menu, int* spc_description int* spc_rows, int* spc_columns);


DESCRIPTION

The function set_menu_spacing() sets the spacing information for the menu. spc_description() controls the number of spaces between an item name and an item description. It must not be larger than TABSIZE(). The menu system puts in the middle of this spacing area the pad character. The remaining parts are filled with spaces. spc_rows() controls the number of rows that are used for an item. It must not be larger than 3. The menu system inserts then blank lines between item rows, these lines will contain the pad character in the appropriate positions. spc_columns() controls the number of blanks between columns of items. It must not be larger than TABSIZE. A value of 0 for all the spacing values resets them to the default, which is 1 for all of them. The function menu_spacing() passes back the spacing info for the menu. If a pointer is NULL, this specific info is simply not returned.


RETURN VALUES

Both routines return E_OK on success. set_menu_spacing() may return E_POSTED if the menu is posted, or E_BAD_ARGUMENT if one of the spacing values is out of range.


NOTES

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


PORTABILITY

These routines are specific to ncurses. They were not supported on Version 7, BSD or System V implementations. It is recommended that any code depending on them be conditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.


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()


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