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man pages section 3: Curses Library Functions

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

free_form(3CURSES)

Name

form_new, new_form, free_form - create and destroy forms

Synopsis

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

FORM *new_form(FIELD **fields);
int free_form(FORM *form);

Description

new_form() creates a new form connected to the designated fields and returns a pointer to the form.

free_form() disconnects the form from its associated field pointer array and deallocates the space for the form.

Return Values

new_form() always returns NULL on error. free_form() returns one of the following:

E_OK

The function returned successfully.

E_BAD_ARGUMENT

An argument is incorrect.

E_POSTED

The form is posted.

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>.