curs_ins_wstr(3X)                                          curs_ins_wstr(3X)

NAME         top

       ins_wstr, ins_nwstr, wins_wstr, wins_nwstr, mvins_wstr, mvins_nwstr,
       mvwins_wstr, mvwins_nwstr - insert a wide-character string into a
       curses window

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <curses.h>

       int ins_wstr(const wchar_t *wstr);
       int ins_nwstr(const wchar_t *wstr, int n);
       int wins_wstr(WINDOW *win, const wchar_t *wstr);
       int wins_nwstr(WINDOW *win, const wchar_t *wstr, int n);
       int mvins_wstr(int y, int x, const wchar_t *wstr);
       int mvins_nwstr(int y, int x, const wchar_t *wstr, int n);
       int mvwins_wstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const wchar_t *wstr);
       int mvwins_nwstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const wchar_t *wstr, int n);

DESCRIPTION         top

       These routines insert a wchar_t character string (as many characters
       as will fit on the line) before the character under the cursor.  All
       characters to the right of the cursor are shifted right, with the
       possibility of the rightmost characters on the line being lost.  No
       wrapping is performed.  The cursor position does not change (after
       moving to y, x, if specified).  The four routines with n as the last
       argument insert a leading substring of at most n wchar_t characters.
       If n is less than 1, the entire string is inserted.

       If a character in wstr is a tab, newline, carriage return or
       backspace, the cursor is moved appropriately within the window.  A
       newline also does a clrtoeol before moving.  Tabs are considered to
       be at every eighth column.  If a character in wstr is another control
       character, it is drawn in the ^X notation.  Calling win_wch after
       adding a control character (and moving to it, if necessary) does not
       return the control character, but instead returns a character in the
       ^-representation of the control character.

NOTES         top

       Note that all but wins_nwstr may be macros.

       If the first character in the string is a nonspacing character, these
       functions will fail.  XSI does not define what will happen if a
       nonspacing character follows a control character.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Upon successful completion, these functions return OK.  Otherwise,
       they return ERR.

       Functions with a "mv" prefix first perform a cursor movement using
       wmove, and return an error if the position is outside the window, or
       if the window pointer is null.

SEE ALSO         top

       curses(3X), curs_insstr(3X), curs_in_wch(3X), curs_ins_wch(3X).

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