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new(3MENU) new(3MENU)

NAME

new_menu, free_menu - create and destroy menus

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(3)).
E_BAD_ARGUMENT
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
E_POSTED
The menu has already been posted.

SEE ALSO

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

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.