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Section: Miscellaneous Library Functions (3X)
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NAME

form_post – write or erase forms from associated subwindows
 

SYNOPSIS

#include <form.h>

int post_form(FORM *form);

int unpost_form(FORM *form);

 

DESCRIPTION

The function post_form displays a form to its associated subwindow. To
trigger physical display of the subwindow, use refresh or some equivalent
curses routine (the implicit doupdate triggered by an curses
input request will do).

The function unpost_form erases form from its associated subwindow.
 

RETURN VALUE

These routines return one of the following:


E_OK


The routine succeeded.
E_BAD_ARGUMENT


Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
E_BAD_STATE


Routine was called from an initialization or termination function.
E_NOT_POSTED


The form has not been posted.
E_NOT_CONNECTED


No items are connected to the form.
E_NO_ROOM


Form is too large for its window.
E_POSTED


The form has already been posted.
E_SYSTEM_ERROR


System error occurred (see errno).

 

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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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

RETURN VALUE

SEE ALSO

NOTES

PORTABILITY

AUTHORS



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