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Manual Reference Pages  -  FORM_NEW (3)

NAME

form_new - create and destroy forms

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Value
See Also
Notes
Portability
Authors

SYNOPSIS

#include <form.h>
FORM *new_form(FIELD **fields);
int free_form(FORM *form);

DESCRIPTION

The function new_form creates a new form connected to a specified field pointer array (which must be NULL-terminated).

The function free_form disconnects form from its field array and frees the storage allocated for the form.

RETURN VALUE

The function new_form returns NULL on error. It sets errno according to the function’s success:
E_OK The routine succeeded.
E_BAD_ARGUMENT
  Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
E_CONNECTED
  The field is already connected to a form.
E_SYSTEM_ERROR
  System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.
The function free_form returns one of the following:
E_OK The routine succeeded.
E_BAD_ARGUMENT
  Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
E_POSTED
  The form has already been posted.

SEE ALSO

curses(3X), form(3X).

NOTES

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

PORTABILITY

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

AUTHORS

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