MENU_ITEM_NEW(3CURSES) Curses Library Functions MENU_ITEM_NEW(3CURSES)


NAME


menu_item_new, new_item, free_item - create and destroy menus items

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag... ] file... -lmenu -lcurses [ library... ]
#include <menu.h>

ITEM *new_item(char *name, char *desc);


int free_item(ITEM *item);


DESCRIPTION


new_item() creates a new item from name and description, and returns a
pointer to the new item.


free_item() frees the storage allocated for item. Once an item is freed,
the user can no longer connect it to a menu.

RETURN VALUES


new_item() returns NULL on error.


free_item() returns one of the following:

E_OK
The routine returned successfully.


E_SYSTEM_ERROR
System error.


E_BAD_ARGUMENT
An incorrect argument was passed to the routine.


E_CONNECTED
One or more items are already connected to another
menu.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Unsafe |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


curses(3CURSES), menus(3CURSES), attributes(7)

NOTES


The header <menu.h> automatically includes the headers <eti.h> and
<curses.h>.


illumos December 31, 1996 MENU_ITEM_NEW(3CURSES)