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Manual Reference Pages  -  ACTIVATECDKENTRY (3)

NAME

cdk_entry - curses text-entry widget.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Available Functions
Key Bindings
See Also

SYNOPSIS

cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lcdk [ library ... ]

#include <cdk.h>


char *activateCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype *actions);
void cleanCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
void destroyCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
void drawCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry, boolean box);
void eraseCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
boolean getCDKEntryBox (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
chtype getCDKEntryFillerChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
chtype getCDKEntryHiddenChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
int getCDKEntryMax (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
int getCDKEntryMin (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
char *getCDKEntryValue (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
int injectCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype input);
void moveCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry, int xpos, int ypos, boolean relative, boolean refresh);
CDKENTRY *newCDKEntry (
  CDKSCREEN *cdkscreen, int xpos, int ypos, const char *title, const char *label, chtype fieldAttribute, chtype fillerCharacter, EDisplayType displayType, int fieldWidth, int minimumLength, int maximumLength, boolean box, boolean shadow);
void positionCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry);
void setCDKEntry (
  CDKENTRY *entry, const char *value, int minimumLength, int maximumLength, boolean box);
void setCDKEntryBackgroundAttrib (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype attribute);
void setCDKEntryBackgroundColor (
  CDKENTRY *entry, const char * color);
void setCDKEntryBox (
  CDKENTRY *entry, boolean box);
void setCDKEntryBoxAttribute (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);
void setCDKEntryCB (
  CDKENTRY *entry, ENTRYCB callBackFunction);
void setCDKEntryFillerChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);
void setCDKEntryHiddenChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);
void setCDKEntryHighlight (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype highlight, boolean cursor);
void setCDKEntryHorizontalChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);
void setCDKEntryLLChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);
void setCDKEntryLRChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);
void setCDKEntryMax (
  CDKENTRY *entry, int maximum);
void setCDKEntryMin (
  CDKENTRY *entry, int minimum);
void setCDKEntryPostProcess (
  CDKENTRY *entry, PROCESSFN callback, void * data);
void setCDKEntryPreProcess (
  CDKENTRY *entry, PROCESSFN callback, void * data);
void setCDKEntryULChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);
void setCDKEntryURChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);
void setCDKEntryValue (
  CDKENTRY *entry, const char *value);
void setCDKEntryVerticalChar (
  CDKENTRY *entry, chtype character);

DESCRIPTION

The Cdk entry widget creates a text-entry box with a label and an entry field. The following functions create or manipulate the Cdk entry box widget.

AVAILABLE FUNCTIONS

activateCDKEntry
  activates the entry widget and lets the user interact with the widget. The parameter entry is a pointer to a non-NULL entry widget. If the actions parameter is passed with a non-NULL value, the characters in the array will be injected into the widget. To activate the widget interactively pass in a NULL pointer for actions. If the character entered into this widget is RETURN or TAB then this function will return a char * representing the information typed into the widget and the widget data exitType will be set to vNORMAL. If the character entered was ESCAPE then the function will return NULL pointer and the widget data exitType is set to vESCAPE_HIT.
cleanCDKEntry
  clears the information from the field.
destroyCDKEntry
  removes the widget from the screen and frees memory the object used.
drawCDKEntry
  draws the entry widget on the screen. If the box parameter is true, the widget is drawn with a box.
eraseCDKEntry
  removes the widget from the screen. This does NOT destroy the widget.
getCDKEntryBox
  returns true if the widget will be drawn with a box around it.
getCDKEntryFillerChar
  returns the character being used to draw unused space in the widget.
getCDKEntryHiddenChar
  returns the character being used to draw the hidden character type.
getCDKEntryMax
  returns the maximum length of a string the widget will allow.
getCDKEntryMin
  returns the minimum length of a string the widget will allow.
getCDKEntryValue
  returns the current value of the widget.
injectCDKEntry
  injects a single character into the widget. The parameter entry is a pointer to a non-NULL entry widget. The parameter character is the character to inject into the widget. The return value and side-effect (setting the widget data exitType) depend upon the injected character:
RETURN or TAB
  the function returns a char * representing the information typed into the widget. The widget data exitType is set to vNORMAL.
ESCAPE the function returns a NULL pointer. The widget data exitType is set to vESCAPE_HIT.
Otherwise
  unless modified by preprocessing, postprocessing or key bindings, the function returns a NULL pointer. The widget data exitType is set to vEARLY_EXIT.
moveCDKEntry
  moves the given widget to the given position. The parameters xpos and ypos are the new position of the widget. The parameter xpos may be an integer or one of the pre-defined values TOP, BOTTOM, and CENTER. The parameter ypos may be an integer or one of the pre-defined values LEFT, RIGHT, and CENTER. The parameter relative states whether the xpos/ypos pair is a relative move or an absolute move. For example, if xpos = 1 and ypos = 2 and relative = TRUE, then the widget would move one row down and two columns right. If the value of relative was FALSE then the widget would move to the position (1,2). Do not use the values TOP, BOTTOM, LEFT, RIGHT, or CENTER when relative = TRUE. (weird things may happen). The final parameter refresh is a boolean value which states whether the widget will get refreshed after the move.
newCDKEntry
  creates a pointer to an entry widget. Parameters:
The screen parameter
  is the screen you wish this widget to be placed in.
xpos controls the placement of the object along the horizontal axis. It may be an integer or one of the pre-defined values LEFT, RIGHT, and CENTER.
ypos controls the placement of the object along the vertical axis. It may be an integer or one of the pre-defined values TOP, BOTTOM, and CENTER.
title is the string which will be displayed at the top of the widget. The title can be more than one line; just provide a carriage return character at the line break.
label is the string which will be displayed in the label of the entry field.
fieldAttribute
  is the attribute of the characters which are typed in.
filler
  is the character which is to be displayed in an empty space in the entry field.
displayType
  tells how the entry field will behave when a character is entered into the field. See cdk_display (3) for valid values for this field.
fieldWidth
  denotes the width of the field. If a value of zero is provided, the field will be made as wide as possible on the screen. If a negative value is given, then the field width will be the maximum width minus the value provided.
minimumLength
  controls the number of characters which must be entered before the user can exit the entry field.
maximumLength
  sets the maximum number of characters that can be entered.
box is true if the widget should be drawn with a box around it.
shadow
  turns the shadow on around this widget.
If the widget could not be created then a NULL pointer is returned.
positionCDKEntry
  allows the user to move the widget around the screen via the cursor/keypad keys. The following key bindings can be used to move the widget around the screen. See cdk_position (3) for key bindings.
setCDKEntry
  lets the programmer modify certain elements of an existing entry widget. The value parameter sets the value of the contents of the entry field. The other parameter names correspond to the same parameter names listed in the newCDKEntry function.
setCDKEntryBackgroundAttrib
  sets the background attribute of the widget. The parameter attribute is a curses attribute, e.g., A_BOLD.
setCDKEntryBackgroundColor
  sets the background color of the widget. The parameter color is in the format of the Cdk format strings. See cdk_display (3).
setCDKEntryBox
  sets whether the widget will be drawn with a box around it.
setCDKEntryBoxAttribute
  function sets the attribute of the box.
setCDKEntryCB
  allows the programmer to set a different widget input handler. The parameter callbackFunction is of type ENTRYCB. The default function is CDKEntryCallBack.
setCDKEntryFillerChar
  sets the character to use when drawing unused space in the field.
setCDKEntryHiddenChar
  sets the character to use when using a hidden character type.
setCDKEntryHighlight
  sets the attribute of the entry field.
setCDKEntryHorizontalChar
  sets the horizontal drawing character for the box to the given character.
setCDKEntryLLChar
  sets the lower left hand corner of the widget’s box to the given character.
setCDKEntryLRChar
  sets the lower right hand corner of the widget’s box to the given character.
setCDKEntryMax
  sets the maximum length of the string that the widget will allow.
setCDKEntryMin
  sets the minimum length of the string that the widget will allow.
setCDKEntryPostProcess
  allows the user to have the widget call a function after the key has been applied to the widget. The parameter function is the callback function. The parameter data points to data passed to the callback function. To learn more about post-processing see cdk_process (3).
setCDKEntryPreProcess
  allows the user to have the widget call a function after a key is hit and before the key is applied to the widget. The parameter function is the callback function. The parameter data points to data passed to the callback function. To learn more about pre-processing see cdk_process (3).
setCDKEntryULChar
  sets the upper left hand corner of the widget’s box to the given character.
setCDKEntryURChar
  sets the upper right hand corner of the widget’s box to the given character.
setCDKEntryValue
  sets the current value of the widget.
setCDKEntryVerticalChar
  sets the vertical drawing character for the box to the given character.

KEY BINDINGS

When the widget is activated there are several default key bindings which will help the user enter or manipulate the information quickly. The following table outlines the keys and their actions for this widget.

KeyAction
Left ArrowMoves the cursor to the left.
CTRL-BMoves the cursor to the left.
Right ArrowMoves the cursor to the right.
CTRL-FMoves the cursor to the right.
DeleteDeletes the character at the cursor.
BackspaceDeletes the character before cursor, moves cursor left.
CTRL-VPastes whatever is in the paste buffer, into the widget.
CTRL-XCuts the contents from the widget and saves a copy in the paste buffer.
CTRL-YCopies the contents of the widget into the paste buffer.
CTRL-UErases the contents of the widget.
CTRL-AMoves the cursor to the beginning of the entry field.
CTRL-EMoves the cursor to the end of the entry field.
CTRL-TTransposes the character under the cursor with the character to the right.
ReturnExits the widget and returns a char * representing the information which was typed into the field. It also sets the widget data exitType to vNORMAL.
TabExits the widget and returns a char * representing the information which was typed into the field. It also sets the widget data exitType to vNORMAL.
EscapeExits the widget and returns a NULL pointer. It also sets the widget data exitType to vESCAPE_HIT.
Ctrl-LRefreshes the screen.

SEE ALSO

cdk(3), cdk_binding(3), cdk_display(3), cdk_position(3), cdk_process(3), cdk_screen(3)
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