cdk_itemlist man page

cdk_itemlist ā€” curses itemlist widget.

Synopsis

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#include <cdk.h>

    int activateCDKItemlist (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype *actions);
    void destroyCDKItemlist (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist);
    void drawCDKItemlist (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
boolean box);
    void drawCDKItemlistField (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
boolean highlight);
    void eraseCDKItemlist (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist);
    boolean getCDKItemlistBox (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist);
    int getCDKItemlistCurrentItem (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist);
    int getCDKItemlistDefaultItem (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist);
    chtype **getCDKItemlistValues (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
int *listSize);
    int injectCDKItemlist (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype input);
    void moveCDKItemlist (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
int xpos,
int ypos,
boolean relative,
boolean refresh);
    CDKITEMLIST *newCDKItemlist (
CDKSCREEN *cdkscreen,
int xpos,
int ypos,
const char *title,
const char *label,
CDK_CONST char **itemList,
int itemCount,
int defaultItem,
boolean box,
boolean shadow);
    void positionCDKItemlist (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist);
    void setCDKItemlist (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
CDK_CONST char **itemList,
int itemCount,
int currentSelection,
boolean box);
    void setCDKItemlistBackgroundAttrib (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtypeattribute);
    void setCDKItemlistBackgroundColor (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
const char *color);
    void setCDKItemlistBox (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
boolean box);
    void setCDKItemlistBoxAttribute (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype character);
    void setCDKItemlistCurrentItem (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
int currentItem);
    void setCDKItemlistDefaultItem (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
int defaultItem);
    void setCDKItemlistHorizontalChar (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype character);
    void setCDKItemlistLLChar (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype character);
    void setCDKItemlistLRChar (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype character);
    void setCDKItemlistPostProcess (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
PROCESSFN callback,
void *data);
    void setCDKItemlistPreProcess (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
PROCESSFN callback,
void *data);
    void setCDKItemlistULChar (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype character);
    void setCDKItemlistURChar (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype character);
    void setCDKItemlistValues (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
CDK_CONST char **itemList,
int itemCount);
    void setCDKItemlistVerticalChar (
CDKITEMLIST *itemlist,
chtype character);

Description

The Cdk itemlist widget creates a widget which allows a user to select from a list of preset character strings such as the days of the week or the months of the year. The following functions create or manipulate the Cdk itemlist widget.

Available Functions

activateCDKItemlist

activates the itemlist widget and lets the user interact with the widget. The parameter itemlist is a pointer to a non-NULL itemlist widget. If the actions parameter is passed with a non-NULL value, the characters in the array will be injected into the widget. To activate the widget interactively pass in a NULL pointer for actions. If the character entered into this widget is RETURN or TAB then this function will return a value from 0 to the number of buttons -1, representing the button selected. It will also set the widget data exitType to vNORMAL. If the character entered into this widget was ESCAPE then the widget will return a -1 and the widget data exitType will be set to vESCAPE_HIT.

destroyCDKItemlist

removes the widget from the screen and frees memory the object used.

drawCDKItemlist

draws the itemlist widget on the screen. The box option is true if the widget is drawn with a box.

drawCDKItemlistField

draws the contents of the field.

eraseCDKItemlist

removes the widget from the screen. This does NOT destroy the widget.

getCDKItemlistBox

returns true if the widget will be drawn with a box around it.

getCDKItemlistCurrentItem

returns the index of the currently displayed item in the widget.

getCDKItemlistDefaultItem

returns the index of the default item in the widget.

getCDKItemlistValues

returns the list of pointers to the items. The parameter size points to a location which receives the item count.

injectCDKItemlist

injects a single character into the widget. The parameter itemlist is a pointer to a non-NULL itemlist widget. The parameter character is the character to inject into the widget. The return value and side-effect (setting the widget data exitType) depend upon the injected character:

RETURN or TAB

the function returns a value ranging from zero to one less than the number of buttons, representing the button selected. The widget data exitType is set to vNORMAL.

ESCAPE

the function returns -1. The widget data exitType is set to vESCAPE_HIT.

Otherwise

unless modified by preprocessing, postprocessing or key bindings, the function returns -1. The widget data exitType is set to vEARLY_EXIT.

moveCDKItemlist

moves the given widget to the given position. The parameters xpos and ypos are the new position of the widget. The parameter xpos may be an integer or one of the pre-defined values TOP, BOTTOM, and CENTER. The parameter ypos may be an integer or one of the pre-defined values LEFT, RIGHT, and CENTER. The parameter relative states whether the xpos/ypos pair is a relative move or an absolute move. For example, if xpos = 1 and ypos = 2 and relative = TRUE, then the widget would move one row down and two columns right. If the value of relative was FALSE then the widget would move to the position (1,2). Do not use the values TOP, BOTTOM, LEFT, RIGHT, or CENTER when relative = TRUE. (weird things may happen). The final parameter refresh is a boolean value which states whether the widget will get refreshed after the move.

newCDKItemlist

creates a pointer to an itemlist widget. Parameters:

screen

is the screen you wish this widget to be placed in.

xpos

controls the placement of the object along the horizontal axis. It may be an integer or one of the pre-defined values LEFT, RIGHT, and CENTER.

ypos

controls the placement of the object along the vertical axis. It may be an integer or one of the pre-defined values TOP, BOTTOM, and CENTER.

title

is the string which will be displayed at the top of the widget. The title can be more than one line; just provide a carriage return character at the line break.

label

is the string to use as the label of the itemlist field.

itemList

is the list of the strings which will be displayed in the widget.

itemCount

is the number of elements in the list.

defaultItem

is the index of the default item for the list.

box

is true if widget should be drawn with a box around it.

shadow

turns the shadow on or off around this widget.

If the widget could not be created then a NULL pointer is returned.

positionCDKItemlist

allows the user to move the widget around the screen via the cursor/keypad keys. See cdk_position (3) for key bindings.

setCDKItemlist

lets the programmer modify certain elements of an existing itemlist widget. The parameter names correspond to the same parameter names listed in the newCDKItemlist function.

setCDKItemlistBackgroundAttrib

the background color attribute the widget. The parameter attribute is a curses attribute, e.g., A_BOLD.

setCDKItemlistBackgroundColor

sets the background color of the widget. The parameter color is in the format of the Cdk format strings. See cdk_display (3).

setCDKItemlistBox

sets whether the widget will be drawn with a box around it.

setCDKItemlistBoxAttribute

sets the attribute of the box.

setCDKItemlistCurrentItem

sets the currently displayed item in the widget.

setCDKItemlistDefaultItem

sets the default item in the widget.

setCDKItemlistHorizontalChar

sets the horizontal drawing character for the box to the given character.

setCDKItemlistLLChar

sets the lower left hand corner of the widget's box to the given character.

setCDKItemlistLRChar

sets the lower right hand corner of the widget's box to the given character.

setCDKItemlistPostProcess

allows the user to have the widget call a function after the key has been applied to the widget. The parameter function is the callback function. The parameter data points to data passed to the callback function. To learn more about post-processing see cdk_process (3).

setCDKItemlistPreProcess

allows the user to have the widget call a function after a key is hit and before the key is applied to the widget. The parameter function is the callback function. The parameter data points to data passed to the callback function. To learn more about pre-processing see cdk_process (3).

setCDKItemlistULChar

sets the upper left hand corner of the widget's box to the given character.

setCDKItemlistURChar

sets the upper right hand corner of the widget's box to the given character.

setCDKItemlistValues

sets the contents of the list from an array of string pointers item whose final index is given by count. If defaultItem is in the range 0..count, that sets the default item value for the list.

setCDKItemlistVerticalChar

sets the vertical drawing character for the box to the given character.

Key Bindings

When the widget is activated there are several default key bindings which will help the user enter or manipulate the information quickly. The following table outlines the keys and their actions for this widget.

Key Action
Left Arrow
Down Arrow
-
p Shift the list one column to the left.
Right Arrow
Up Arrow
Space
+
n Shift the list one column to the right.
d
D Display the default item.
0 Display the first item in the list.
$ Display the last item in the list.
Return Exit the widget and return an integer representing the current selection. Also set the widget data exitType to vNORMAL.
Tab Exit the widget and return an integer representing the current selection. Also set the widget data exitType to vNORMAL.
Escape Exit the widget and return -1. Also set the widget data exitType to vESCAPE_HIT.
Ctrl-L Refreshes the screen.

See Also

cdk(3), cdk_binding(3), cdk_display(3), cdk_position(3), cdk_process(3), cdk_screen(3)

Referenced By

cdk(3), cdk_binding(3).