CURSES_SLK(3)           NetBSD Library Functions Manual          CURSES_SLK(3)


NAME
slk_attroff, slk_attr_off, slk_attron, slk_attr_on, slk_attrset, slk_attr_set, slk_clear, slk_color, slk_init, slk_label, slk_noutrefresh, slk_refresh, slk_restore, slk_set, slk_touch, slk_wset -- Curses soft label key routines
LIBRARY
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)
SYNOPSIS
#include <curses.h> int slk_attroff(const chtype attr); int slk_attr_off(const attr_t attr, void *opt); int slk_attron(const chtype attr); int slk_attr_on(const attr_t attr, void *opt); int slk_attrset(const chtype attr); int slk_attr_set(const attr_t attr, short pair, void *opt); void slk_clear(void); int slk_color(short pair); int slk_init(int fmt); char * slk_label(int labnum); int slk_noutrefresh(void); int slk_refresh(void); int slk_restore(void); int slk_set(int labnum, const char *label, int justify); int slk_touch(void); int slk_wset(int labnum, const wchar_t *label, int justify);
DESCRIPTION
This Curses interface manipulates the set of soft function-key labels that exist on some terminals. For those terminals that do not have soft labels, Curses takes over the bottom line of stdstr, reducing the size of stdscr and the value of the LINES external variable. There can be up to eight labels of up to eight display columns each. To use soft labels, slk_init() must be called before initscr(3), newterm(3), or ripoffline(3) is called. If newterm(3) eventually uses a line from stdscr to emulate the soft labels, then fmt determines how the labels are arranged on the screen from the following list: 0 indicates a 3-2-3 arrangement. 1 indicates a 4-4 arrangement. The slk_set() and slk_wset() functions specify the text of soft label number labnum, within the range from 1 to 8 inclusive. The label argu- ment is the string to be put on the label. The justify argument can have the following values to indicate how to justify label within the space reserved for it: 0 Left align. 1 Center align. 2 Right align. The slk_refresh() and slk_noutrefresh() functions correspond to the wrefresh(3) and wnoutrefresh(3) functions. The slk_label() function returns a pointer to the text displayed in the label. The slk_clear() function immediately clears the soft labels from the screen. The slk_restore() function immediately restores the soft labels to the screen after a call to slk_clear(). The slk_touch() function forces all soft labels to be output the next time slk_noutrefresh() or slk_refresh() is called. The slk_attron(), slk_attrset() and slk_attroff() functions correspond to attron(3), attrset(3) and attroff(3). The have an effect only if soft labels are simulated on the bottom line of the screen. The slk_attr_on(), slk_attr_set(), slk_color() and slk_attr_off() func- tions correspond to attr_on(3), attr_set(3), color_set(3) and attr_off(3) and thus support the attribute constants with the WA_ prefix and color. The have an effect only if soft labels are simulated on the bottom line of the screen. The opt argument is reserved for future use. Currently the application must provide a NULL pointer as opt.
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
terminfo(5)
NOTES
This has not been tested on a terminal with real soft label keys. label_height, label_width, label_format and lab_f* are currently not used.
STANDARDS
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification, part of the Single Unix Specification.
HISTORY
The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD. The soft label key functions were added in NetBSD 8.0. NetBSD 9.0 September 29, 2018 NetBSD 9.0

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