CURSES(3)               NetBSD Library Functions Manual              CURSES(3)


NAME
curses_cursor, getcury, getcurx, getyx, getbegy, getbegx, getbegyx, getmaxy, getmaxx, getmaxyx, getpary, getparx, getparyx, move, wmove, mvcur -- curses cursor and window location and positioning routines
LIBRARY
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)
SYNOPSIS
#include <curses.h> int getcury(WINDOW *win); int getcurx(WINDOW *win); void getyx(WINDOW *win, int y, int x); int getbegy(WINDOW *win); int getbegx(WINDOW *win); void getbegyx(WINDOW *win, int y, int x); int getmaxy(WINDOW *win); int getmaxx(WINDOW *win); void getmaxyx(WINDOW *win, int y, int x); int getpary(WINDOW *win); int getparx(WINDOW *win); void getparyx(WINDOW *win, int y, int x); int move(int y, int x); int wmove(WINDOW *win, int y, int x); int mvcur(int oldy, int oldx, int y, int x);
DESCRIPTION
These functions and macros locate and position cursors and windows. The getcury() and getcurx() functions get the current row and column positions, respectively, of the cursor in the window win. The getyx() macro sets the values of y and x to the current row and column positions of the cursor in the window win. The origin row and columns of a window win can be determined by calling the getbegy() and getbegx() functions, respectively, and the maximum row and column for the window can be found by calling the functions getmaxy() and getmaxx(), respectively. The getbegyx() and getmaxyx() macros set the values of y and x to the origin and maximum row and column positions, respectively, for the window win. The getpary() and getparx() functions return the row and column position of the given subwindow relative to the window's parent. The macro getparyx() sets the values of y and x to the origin of the subwindow rel- ative to the window's parent. The move() function positions the cursor on the current window at the position given by y, x. The cursor position is not changed on the screen until the next refresh(). The wmove() function is the same as the move() function, excepting that the cursor is moved in the window specified by win. The function mvcur() moves the cursor to y, x on the screen. The argu- ments oldy, oldx define the previous cursor position for terminals that do not support absolute cursor motions. The curses library may optimise the cursor motion based on these values. If the mvcur() succeeds then the curses internal structures are updated with the new position of the cursor. If the destination arguments for mvcur() exceed the terminal bounds an error will be returned and the cursor position will be unchanged.
RETURN VALUES
Functions returning pointers will return NULL if an error is detected. The functions that return an int will return one of the following values: OK The function completed successfully. ERR An error occurred in the function.
SEE ALSO
curses_refresh(3)
STANDARDS
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification, part of the Single Unix Specification. The getbegx(), getbegy(), getcurx(), getcury(), getmaxx(), getmaxy(), getparx(), and getpary() functions are extensions.
HISTORY
The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD. NetBSD 5.0_RC4 July 23, 2004 NetBSD 5.0_RC4

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