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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

set_form_term(3CURSES)

Name

form_hook, set_form_init, form_init, set_form_term, form_term, set_field_init, field_init, set_field_term, field_term - assign application-specific routines for invocation by forms

Synopsis

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



int set_form_init(FORM *form, void (*func)(FORM*));
void (*form_init)(FORM *form);
int set_form_term(FORM *form, void (*func)(FORM*));
void (*form_term)(FORM *form);
int set_field_init(FORM *form, void (*func)(FORM*));
void (*field_init)(FORM *form);
int set_field_term(FORM *form, void (*func)(FORM*));
void (*field_term)(FORM *form);

Description

These routines allow the programmer to assign application specific routines to be executed automatically at initialization and termination points in the forms application. The user need not specify any application-defined initialization or termination routines at all, but they may be helpful for displaying messages or page numbers and other chores.

set_form_init() assigns an application-defined initialization function to be called when the form is posted and just after a page change. form_init() returns a pointer to the initialization function, if any.

set_form_term() assigns an application-defined function to be called when the form is unposted and just before a page change. form_term() returns a pointer to the function, if any.

set_field_init() assigns an application-defined function to be called when the form is posted and just after the current field changes. field_init() returns a pointer to the function, if any.

set_field_term() assigns an application-defined function to be called when the form is unposted and just before the current field changes. field_term() returns a pointer to the function, if any.

Return Values

Routines that return pointers always return NULL on error. Routines that return an integer return one of the following:

E_OK

The function returned successfully.

E_SYSTEM_ERROR

System error.

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>.