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opts(3MENU) opts(3MENU)


set_menu_opts, menu_opts_on, menu_opts_off, menu_opts - set and get menu options


#include <menu.h>

int set_menu_opts(MENU *menu, Menu_Options opts);
Menu_Options menu_opts(const MENU *menu);

int menu_opts_on(MENU *menu, Menu_Options opts);
int menu_opts_off(MENU *menu, Menu_Options opts);


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

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

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

The function menu_opts returns the menu's current option bits.

The following options are defined (all are on by default):

Only one item can be selected for this menu.
Display the item descriptions when the menu is posted.
Display the menu in row-major order.
Ignore the case when pattern-matching.
Move the cursor to within the item name while pattern-matching.
Don't wrap around next-item and previous-item, requests to the other end of the menu.
If user clicks with the mouse and it does not fall on the currently active menu, push KEY_MOUSE and the MEVENT data back on the queue to allow processing in another part of the calling program.


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

The routine succeeded.
System error occurred (see errno(3)).
The menu is already posted.


ncurses(3NCURSES), menu(3MENU).


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


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


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