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Manual Reference Pages  -  ACTIVATECDKSLIDER (3)

NAME

cdk_slider - curses slider widget (type int)

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Available Functions
Key Bindings
See Also

SYNOPSIS

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

#include <cdk.h>


int activateCDKSlider (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype *actions);
void destroyCDKSlider (
  CDKSLIDER *slider);
void drawCDKSlider (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, boolean box);
void eraseCDKSlider (
  CDKSLIDER *slider);
boolean getCDKSliderBox (
  CDKSLIDER *slider);
int getCDKSliderHighValue (
  CDKSLIDER *slider);
int getCDKSliderLowValue (
  CDKSLIDER *slider);
int getCDKSliderValue (
  CDKSLIDER *slider);
int injectCDKSlider (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype input);
void moveCDKSlider (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, int xpos, int ypos, boolean relative, boolean refresh);
CDKSLIDER *newCDKSlider (
  CDKSCREEN *cdkscreen, int xpos, int ypos, const char *title, const char *label, chtype fillerCharacter, int fieldWidth, int currentValue, int lowValue, int highValue, int increment, int fastIncrement, boolean box, boolean shadow);
void positionCDKSlider (
  CDKSLIDER *slider);
void setCDKSlider (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, int lowValue, int highValue, int currentValue, boolean box);
void setCDKSliderBackgroundAttrib (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype attribute);
void setCDKSliderBackgroundColor (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, const char * color);
void setCDKSliderBox (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, boolean boxWidget);
void setCDKSliderBoxAttribute (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype character);
void setCDKSliderHorizontalChar (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype character);
void setCDKSliderLLChar (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype character);
void setCDKSliderLRChar (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype character);
void setCDKSliderLowHigh (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, int lowValue, int highValue);
void setCDKSliderPostProcess (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, PROCESSFN callback, void * data);
void setCDKSliderPreProcess (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, PROCESSFN callback, void * data);
void setCDKSliderULChar (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype character);
void setCDKSliderURChar (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype character);
void setCDKSliderValue (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, int value);
void setCDKSliderVerticalChar (
  CDKSLIDER *slider, chtype character);

DESCRIPTION

The Cdk slider widget creates a visual slider box with a label and a slider field. The following are functions which create or manipulate the Cdk slider box widget.

AVAILABLE FUNCTIONS

activateCDKSlider
  activates the slider widget and lets the user interact with the widget. The parameter slider is a pointer to a non-NULL slider 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 value from the low value to the high value. It will also set the widget data exitType to vNORMAL. If the character entered into this widget was ESCAPE then the widget returns the unknownInt value (see the cdk_objs.h header file). The widget data exitType is set to vESCAPE_HIT.
destroyCDKSlider
  removes the widget from the screen and frees memory the object used.
drawCDKSlider
  draws the slider widget on the screen. If the box option is true, the widget is drawn with a box.
eraseCDKSlider
  removes the widget from the screen. This does NOT destroy the widget.
getCDKSliderBox
  returns true if the widget will be drawn with a box around it.
getCDKSliderHighValue
  returns the high value of the slider widget.
getCDKSliderLowValue
  returns the low value of the slider widget.
getCDKSliderValue
  returns the current value of the widget.
injectCDKSlider
  injects a single character into the widget. The parameter slider is a pointer to a non-NULL slider 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 value ranging from the slider’s low value to the slider’s high value. The widget data exitType is set to vNORMAL.
ESCAPE the function returns the unknownInt value (see the cdk_objs.h header file). The widget data exitType is set to vESCAPE_HIT.
Otherwise
  unless modified by preprocessing, postprocessing or key bindings, the function returns the unknownInt value (see the cdk_objs.h header file). The widget data exitType is set to vEARLY_EXIT.
moveCDKSlider
  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.
newCDKSlider
  function creates a slider widget and returns a pointer to it.. Parameters:
screen
  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 to display 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 to display in the label of the slider field.
fillerCharacter
  is the character to be used to draw the slider bar in the field.
fieldWidth
  controls the width of the widget. If you provide a value of zero the widget will be created with the full width of the screen. If you provide a negative value, the widget will be created the full width minus the value provided.
currentValue
  is the value of the slider field when the widget is activated.
lowValue and
highValue
  are the low and high values of the widget respectively.
increment
  is the regular increment value
fastIncrement
  is the accelerated increment value.
box is true if the widget should be drawn with a box around it.
shadow
  turns the shadow on or off around this widget.
If the widget could not be created then a NULL pointer is returned.
positionCDKSlider
  allows the user to move the widget around the screen via the cursor/keypad keys. See cdk_position (3) for key bindings.
setCDKSlider
  lets the programmer modify certain elements of an existing slider widget. The parameter names correspond to the same parameter names listed in the newCDKSlider function.
setCDKSliderBackgroundAttrib
  sets the background attribute of the widget. The parameter attribute is a curses attribute, e.g., A_BOLD.
setCDKSliderBackgroundColor
  sets the background color of the widget. The parameter color is in the format of the Cdk format strings. See cdk_display (3).
setCDKSliderBox
  sets whether the widget will be drawn with a box around it.
setCDKSliderBoxAttribute
  function sets the attribute of the box.
setCDKSliderHorizontalChar
  sets the horizontal drawing character for the box to the given character.
setCDKSliderLLChar
  sets the lower left hand corner of the widget’s box to the given character.
setCDKSliderLRChar
  sets the lower right hand corner of the widget’s box to the given character.
setCDKSliderLowHigh
  sets the low and high values of the widget.
setCDKSliderPostProcess
  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).
setCDKSliderPreProcess
  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).
setCDKSliderULChar
  sets the upper left hand corner of the widget’s box to the given character.
setCDKSliderURChar
  sets the upper right hand corner of the widget’s box to the given character.
setCDKSliderValue
  sets the current value of the widget.
setCDKSliderVerticalChar
  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
Down ArrowDecrements the field by the normal decrement value.
Up ArrowIncrements the field by the normal increment value.
uIncrements the field by the normal increment value.
Prev PageDecrements the field by the accelerated decrement value.
UDecrements the field by the accelerated decrement value.
Ctrl-BDecrements the field by the accelerated decrement value.
Next PageIncrements the field by the accelerated increment value.
DIncrements the field by the accelerated increment value.
Ctrl-FIncrements the field by the accelerated increment value.
HomeSets the value to the low value.
gSets the value to the low value.
EndSets the value to the high value.
GSets the value to the high value.
$Sets the value to the high value.
ReturnExits the widget and returns the current value. This also sets the widget data exitType to vNORMAL.
TabExits the widget and returns the current value. This also sets the widget data exitType to vNORMAL.
EscapeExits the widget and returns the unknownInt value (see the cdk_objs.h header file). This also sets the widget data exitType to vESCAPE_HIT.
Ctrl-RRefreshes the screen.

If the cursor is not pointing to the field’s value, the following key bindings apply. You may use the left/right arrows to move the cursor onto the field’s value and modify it by typing characters to replace the digits and sign.

KeyAction
Left ArrowDecrements the scale by the normal value.
Right ArrowIncrements the scale by the normal value.
dDecrements the scale by the normal value.
DIncrements the scale by the accelerated value.
-Decrements the scale by the normal value.
+Increments the scale by the normal value.
0Sets the scale to the low value.

SEE ALSO

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