MENU_PATTERN(3CURSES) Curses Library Functions MENU_PATTERN(3CURSES)


NAME


menu_pattern, set_menu_pattern - set and get menus pattern match buffer

SYNOPSIS


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


char *menu_pattern(MENU *menu);


int set_menu_pattern(MENU *menu, char *pat);


DESCRIPTION


Every menu has a pattern buffer to match entered data with menu items.
set_menu_pattern() sets the pattern buffer to pat and tries to find the
first item that matches the pattern. If it does, the matching item
becomes the current item. If not, the current item does not change.
menu_pattern() returns the string in the pattern buffer of menu.

RETURN VALUES


menu_pattern() returns NULL on error. set_menu_pattern() 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_NO_MATCH
The character failed to match.


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_PATTERN(3CURSES)