form_field_attributes.3x man page

form_field_attributes — color and attribute control for form fields


#include <form.h>
int set_field_fore(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
chtype field_fore(const FIELD *field);
int set_field_back(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
chtype field_back(const FIELD *field);
int set_field_pad(FIELD *field, int pad);
int field_pad(const FIELD *field);


The function set_field_fore sets the foreground attribute of field. This is the highlight used to display the field contents.  The function field_fore returns the foreground attribute. The default is A_STANDOUT.

The function set_field_back sets the background attribute of form. This is the highlight used to display the extent fields in the form. The function field_back returns the background attribute. The default is A_NORMAL.

The function set_field_pad sets the character used to fill the field. The function field_pad returns the given form's pad character. The default is a blank.

Return Value

These routines return one of the following:


The routine succeeded.


Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.


System error occurred (see errno(3)).

See Also

curses(3X) and related pages whose names begin "form_" for detailed descriptions of the entry points.


The header file <form.h> automatically includes the header file <curses.h>.


These routines emulate the System V forms library. They were not supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.


Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S. Raymond.

Referenced By

The man pages field_back.3x(3), field_fore.3x(3), field_pad.3x(3), set_field_back.3x(3), set_field_fore.3x(3) and set_field_pad.3x(3) are aliases of form_field_attributes.3x(3).