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man pages section 3: Curses Library Functions

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

menu_grey(3CURSES)

Name

menu_attributes, set_menu_fore, menu_fore, set_menu_back, menu_back, set_menu_grey, menu_grey, set_menu_pad, menu_pad - control menus display attributes

Synopsis

cc [ flag... ] file... –lmenu –lcurses [ library... ]
#include <menu.h>

int set_menu_fore(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
chtype menu_fore(MENU *menu);
int set_menu_back(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
chtype menu_back(MENU *menu);
int set_menu_grey(MENU*menu, chtype attr);
chtype menu_grey(MENU *menu);
int set_menu_pad(MENU *menu, int pad);
int menu_pad(MENU *menu);

Description

set_menu_fore() sets the foreground attribute of menu — the display attribute for the current item (if selectable) on single-valued menus and for selected items on multi-valued menus. This display attribute is a curses library visual attribute. menu_fore() returns the foreground attribute of menu.

set_menu_back() sets the background attribute of menu — the display attribute for unselected, yet selectable, items. This display attribute is a curses library visual attribute.

set_menu_grey() sets the grey attribute of menu — the display attribute for nonselectable items in multi-valued menus. This display attribute is a curses library visual attribute. menu_grey() returns the grey attribute of menu.

The pad character is the character that fills the space between the name and description of an item. set_menu_pad() sets the pad character for menu to pad. menu_pad() returns the pad character of menu.

Return Values

These routines return one of the following:

E_OK

The routine returned successfully.

E_SYSTEM_ERROR

System error.

E_BAD_ARGUMENT

An incorrect argument was passed to the routine.

Attributes

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-Level
Unsafe

See Also

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

Notes

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