NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | SEE ALSO | NOTES | PORTABILITY | AUTHORS | COLOPHON

menu_new(3X)                                                    menu_new(3X)

NAME         top

       new_menu, free_menu - create and destroy menus

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <menu.h>
       MENU *new_menu(ITEM **items);
       int free_menu(MENU *menu);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The function new_menu creates a new menu connected to a specified
       item pointer array (which must be NULL-terminated).

       The function free_menu disconnects menu from its item array and frees
       the storage allocated for the menu.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The function new_menu returns NULL on error.  It sets errno according
       to the function's failure:

       E_NOT_CONNECTED
            No items are connected to the menu.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.

       The function free_menu returns one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred (see errno).

       E_BAD_ARGUMENT
            Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.

       E_POSTED
            The menu has already been posted.

SEE ALSO         top

       curses(3X), menu(3X).

NOTES         top

       The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header file
       <curses.h>.

PORTABILITY         top

       These routines emulate the System V menu library.  They were not
       supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.

AUTHORS         top

       Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric
       S. Raymond.

COLOPHON         top

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