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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

dynamic_field_info(3CURSES)

Name

form_field_info, field_info, dynamic_field_info - get forms field characteristics

Synopsis

cc [ flag... ] file... –lform –lcurses [ library... ]
#include <form.h>

int field_info(FIELD *field, int *rows, int *cols, int *frow, int *fcol,
     int *nrow, int *nbuf);
int dynamic_field_info(FIELD *field, int *drows, int *dcols, int *max);

Description

field_info() returns the size, position, and other named field characteristics, as defined in the original call to new_field(), to the locations pointed to by the arguments rows, cols, frow, fcol, nrow, and nbuf.

dynamic_field_info() returns the actual size of the field in the pointer arguments drows, dcols and returns the maximum growth allowed for field in max. If no maximum growth limit is specified for field, max will contain 0. A field can be made dynamic by turning off the field option O_STATIC.

Return Values

These routines return one of the following:

E_OK

The function returned successfully.

E_SYSTEM_ERROR

System error.

E_BAD_ARGUMENT

An argument is incorrect.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-Level
Unsafe

See Also

curses(3CURSES), forms(3CURSES), attributes(7)

Notes

The header <form.h> automatically includes the headers <eti.h> and <curses.h>.