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Manual Reference Pages  -  MENU_NEW (3)

NAME

menu_new - create and destroy menus

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Value
See Also
Notes
Portability
Authors

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

NOTES

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

PORTABILITY

These routines emulate the System V menu 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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