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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

new_item(3CURSES)

Name

menu_item_new, new_item, free_item - create and destroy menus items

Synopsis

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

ITEM *new_item(char *name, char *desc);
int free_item(ITEM *item);

Description

new_item() creates a new item from name and description, and returns a pointer to the new item.

free_item() frees the storage allocated for item. Once an item is freed, the user can no longer connect it to a menu.

Return Values

new_item() returns NULL on error.

free_item() returns 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.

E_CONNECTED

One or more items are already connected to another menu.

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>.