menu_items.3x - Man Page

make and break connections between items and menus


#include <menu.h>

int set_menu_items(MENU *menu, ITEM **items);
ITEM **menu_items(const MENU *menu);
int item_count(const MENU *menu);


The function set_menu_items changes the item pointer array of the given menu.  The array must be terminated by a NULL.

The function menu_items returns the item array of the given menu.

The function item_count returns the count of items in menu.

Return Value

The function menu_items returns a pointer (which may be NULL). It does not set errno.

The function item_count returns ERR (the general curses error return value) if its menu parameter is NULL.

The function set_menu_items returns one of the following codes on error:


The routine succeeded.


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


No items are connected to the menu.


The menu is already posted.


System error occurred (see errno(3)).

See Also

curses(3X), menu(3X).


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


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

The SVr4 menu library documentation specifies the item_count error value as -1 (which is the value of ERR).


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

Referenced By

The man pages item_count.3x(3) and set_menu_items.3x(3) are aliases of menu_items.3x(3).