NEWPAD(3XCURSES) X/Open Curses Library Functions NEWPAD(3XCURSES)

NAME


newpad, pnoutrefresh, prefresh, subpad - create or refresh a pad or
subpad

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag... ] file... -I /usr/xpg4/include -L /usr/xpg4/lib \
-R /usr/xpg4/lib -lcurses [ library... ]

c89 [ flag... ] file... -lcurses [ library... ]

#include <curses.h>

WINDOW *newpad(int nlines, int ncols);


int pnoutrefresh(WINDOW *pad, int pminrow, int pmincol, int sminrow,
int smincol,int smaxrow, int smaxcol);


int prefresh(WINDOW *pad, int pminrow, int pmincol, int sminrow,
int smincol,int smaxrow, int smaxcol);


WINDOW *subpad(WINDOW *orig, int nlines, int ncols);


PARAMETERS


nlines
Is the number of lines in the pad to be created.


ncols
Is the number of columns in the pad to be created.


pad
Is a pointer to the pad to refresh.


pminrow
Is the row coordinate of the upper left corner of the pad
rectangle to be copied


pmincol
Is the column coordinate of the upper left corner of the pad
rectangle to be copied.


sminrow
Is the row coordinate of the upper left corner of the
rectangle on the physical screen where pad is to be
positioned.


smincol
Is the column coordinate of the upper left corner of the
rectangle on the physical screen where pad is to be
positioned.


smaxrow
Is the row coordinate of the lower right corner of the
rectangle on the physical screen where the pad is to be
positioned.


smaxcol
Is the column coordinate of the lower right corner of the
rectangle on the physical screen where the pad is to be
positioned.


orig
Is a pointer to the parent pad within which a sub-pad is
created.


DESCRIPTION


The newpad() function creates a new pad with the specified number of
lines and columns. A pointer to the new pad structure is returned. A
pad differs from a window in that it is not restricted to the size of the
physical screen. It is useful when only part of a large window will be
displayed at any one time.


Automatic refreshes by scrolling or echoing of input do not take place
when pads are used. Pads have their own refresh commands, prefresh() and
pnoutrefresh().


The prefresh() function copies the specified portion of the logical pad
to the terminal screen. The parameters pmincol and pminrow specify the
upper left corner of the rectangular area of the pad to be displayed. The
lower right coordinate of the rectangular area of the pad that is to be
displayed is calculated from the screen parameters (sminrow, smincol,
smaxrow, smaxcol).


This function calls the pnoutrefresh() function to copy the specified
portion of pad to the terminal screen and the doupdate(3XCURSES) function
to do the actual update. The logical cursor is copied to the same
location in the physical window unless leaveok(3XCURSES) is enabled (in
which case, the cursor is placed in a position that the program finds
convenient).


When outputting several pads at once, it is often more efficient to call
the pnoutrefresh() and doupdate() functions directly. A call to
pnoutrefresh() for each pad first, followed by only one call to
doupdate() to update the screen, results in one burst of output, fewer
characters sent, and less CPU time used.


The subpad() function creates a sub-pad within the pad orig with the
specified number of lines and columns. A pointer to the new pad
structure is returned. The sub-pad is positioned in the middle of orig.
Any changes made to one pad affect the other. touchwin(3XCURSES) or
touchline(3XCURSES) will likely have to be called on pad orig to
correctly update the window.

RETURN VALUES


On success, the newpad() and subpad() functions returns a pointer to the
new pad data structure. Otherwise, they return a null pointer.


On success, the pnoutrefresh() and prefresh() functions return OK.
Otherwise, they return ERR.

ATTRIBUTES


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


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Unsafe |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


clearok(3XCURSES), doupdate(3XCURSES), is_linetouched(3XCURSES),
libcurses(3XCURSES), pechochar(3XCURSES), attributes(7), standards(7)

illumos June 5, 2002 NEWPAD(3XCURSES)