menu_new.3x man page

new_menu, free_menu — create and destroy menus

Synopsis

#include <menu.h>
MENU *new_menu(ITEM **items);
int free_menu(MENU *menu);

Description

The function new_menu creates a new menu connected to a specified item pointer array (which must be NULL-terminated).

The function free_menu disconnects menu from its item array and frees the storage allocated for the menu.

Return Value

The function new_menu returns NULL on error. It sets errno according to the function's failure:

E_NOT_CONNECTED

No items are connected to the menu.

E_SYSTEM_ERROR

System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.

The function free_menu returns one of the following:

E_OK

The routine succeeded.

E_SYSTEM_ERROR

System error occurred (see errno).

E_BAD_ARGUMENT

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

E_POSTED

The menu has already been posted.

See Also

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

Notes

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

Portability

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

Authors

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