mitem_userptr.3x - Man Page

associate application data with a menu item


#include <menu.h>

int set_item_userptr(ITEM *item, void *userptr);
void *item_userptr(const ITEM *item);


Every menu item has a field that can be used to hold application-specific data (that is, the menu-driver code leaves it alone). These functions get and set that field.

Return Value

The function item_userptr returns a pointer (possibly NULL). It does not set errno.

The set_item_userptr always returns E_OK (success).

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 user pointer is a void pointer. We chose not to leave it as a char pointer for SVr4 compatibility.


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

Referenced By

The man pages item_userptr.3x(3) and set_item_userptr.3x(3) are aliases of mitem_userptr.3x(3).