mitem_opts.3x - Man Page

set and get menu item options


#include <menu.h>

int set_item_opts(ITEM *item, Item_Options opts);
Item_Options item_opts(const ITEM *item);

int item_opts_on(ITEM *item, Item_Options opts);
int item_opts_off(ITEM *item, Item_Options opts);


The function set_item_opts sets all the given item's option bits (menu option bits may be logically-OR'ed together).

The function item_opts_on turns on the given option bits, and leaves others alone.

The function item_opts_off turns off the given option bits, and leaves others alone.

The function item_opts returns the item's current option bits.

There is only one defined option bit mask, O_SELECTABLE.  When this is on, the item may be selected during menu processing. This option defaults to on.

Return Value

Except for item_opts, each routine returns one of the following:


The routine succeeded.


System error occurred (see errno(3)).


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


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

See Also

curses(3X), menu(3X)

Referenced By

The man pages item_opts.3x(3), item_opts_off.3x(3), item_opts_on.3x(3) and set_item_opts.3x(3) are aliases of mitem_opts.3x(3).

2023-11-25 ncurses 6.4 Library calls