form_requestname.3x - Man Page

handle printable form request names


#include <form.h>

const char *form_request_name(int request);
int form_request_by_name(const char *name);



The function form_request_name returns the printable name of a form request code.


The function form_request_by_name searches in the name-table for a request with the given name and returns its request code. Otherwise E_NO_MATCH is returned.

Return Value

form_request_name returns NULL on error and sets errno to E_BAD_ARGUMENT.

form_request_by_name returns E_NO_MATCH on error. It does not set errno.

See Also

curses(3X), form(3X).


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


These routines are specific to ncurses. They were not supported on Version 7, BSD or System V implementations. It is recommended that any code depending on them be conditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.


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

Referenced By

The man pages form_request_by_name.3x(3) and form_request_name.3x(3) are aliases of form_requestname.3x(3).