menu_requestname.3x - Man Page

handle printable menu request names


#include <menu.h>

const char *menu_request_name(int request);
int menu_request_by_name(const char *name);


The function menu_request_name returns the printable name of a menu request code.
The function menu_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

menu_request_name returns NULL on error and sets errno to E_BAD_ARGUMENT.
menu_request_by_name returns E_NO_MATCH on error. It does not set errno.

See Also

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


The header file <menu.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 menu_request_by_name.3x(3) and menu_request_name.3x(3) are aliases of menu_requestname.3x(3).