mitem_opts(3x) — Linux manual page


mitem_opts(3X)                                            mitem_opts(3X)

NAME         top

       set_item_opts, item_opts_on, item_opts_off, item_opts - set and
       get menu item options

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <menu.h>

       int set_item_opts(ITEM *item, Item_Options opts);
       Item_Options item_opts(const ITEM *item);

       int item_opts_on(ITEM *item, Item_Options opts);
       int item_opts_off(ITEM *item, Item_Options opts);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The function set_item_opts sets all the given item's option bits
       (menu option bits may be logically-OR'ed together).

       The function item_opts_on turns on the given option bits, and
       leaves others alone.

       The function item_opts_off turns off the given option bits, and
       leaves others alone.

       The function item_opts returns the item's current option bits.

       There is only one defined option bit mask, O_SELECTABLE.  When
       this is on, the item may be selected during menu processing.
       This option defaults to on.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Except for item_opts, each routine returns one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

            System error occurred (see errno(3)).

SEE ALSO         top

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

NOTES         top

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

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.

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