PANELS(3CURSES) Curses Library Functions PANELS(3CURSES)


panels - character based panels package


#include <panel.h>


The panel library is built using the curses library, and any program
using panels routines must call one of the curses initialization routines
such as initscr. A program using these routines must be compiled with
-lpanel and -lcurses on the cc command line.

The panels package gives the applications programmer a way to have depth
relationships between curses windows; a curses window is associated with
every panel. The panels routines allow curses windows to overlap without
making visible the overlapped portions of underlying windows. The
initial curses window, stdscr, lies beneath all panels. The set of
currently visible panels is the deck of panels.

The panels package allows the applications programmer to create panels,
fetch and set their associated windows, shuffle panels in the deck, and
manipulate panels in other ways.

Routine Name Index

The following table lists each panels routine and the name of the manual
page on which it is described.

panels Routine Name Manual Page Name
bottom_panel panel_top(3CURSES)
del_panel panel_new(3CURSES)
hide_panel panel_show(3CURSES)
move_panel panel_move(3CURSES)
new_panel panel_new(3CURSES)
panel_above panel_above(3CURSES)
panel_below panel_above(3CURSES)
panel_hidden panel_show(3CURSES)
panel_userptr panel_userptr(3CURSES)
panel_window panel_window(3CURSES)
replace_panel panel_window(3CURSES)
set_panel_userptr panel_userptr(3CURSES)
show_panel panel_show(3CURSES)
top_panel panel_top(3CURSES)
update_panels panel_update(3CURSES)


Each panels routine that returns a pointer to an object returns NULL if
an error occurs. Each panel routine that returns an integer, returns OK
if it executes successfully and ERR if it does not.


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

|MT-Level | Unsafe |


curses(3CURSES), attributes(7) and 3CURSES pages whose names begin
"panel_" for detailed routine descriptions.


The header <panel.h> automatically includes the header <curses.h>.

illumos August 28, 2021 PANELS(3CURSES)