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high level widget for progress bars


#include <notcurses/notcurses.h>

struct ncprogbar;

#define NCPROGBAR_OPTION_RETROGRADE        0x0001u // proceed left/down

typedef struct ncprogbar_options {
  uint64_t maxchannels;
  uint64_t minchannels;
  uint64_t flags;
} ncprogbar_options;

struct ncprogbar* ncprogbar_create(struct ncplane* n, const ncprogbar_options* opts)

struct ncplane* ncprogbar_plane(struct ncprogbar* n)

int ncprogbar_set_progress(struct ncprogbar* n, double p)

double ncprogbar_progress(const struct ncprogbar* n)

void ncprogbar_destroy(struct ncprogbar* n)


These functions draw progress bars in any of four directions. The progress measure is a double between zero and one, inclusive, provided to ncprogbar_set_progress. This will be scaled to the size of the provided ncplane n. The axis of progression is the longer element of the plane's geometry. Horizontal bars proceed to the right by default, and vertical bars proceed up. This can be changed with NCPROGBAR_OPTION_RETROGRADE.


ncprogbar_create takes ownership of n in all cases. On failure, n will be destroyed immediately. It is otherwise destroyed by ncprogbar_destroy.

Return Values

ncprogbar_plane returns the ncplane on which the progress bar is drawn. ncprogbar_progress returns the current progress, a value between zero and one, inclusive. They cannot fail.

ncprogbar_set_progress returns -1 if p is less than zero or greater than one, or if there is an internal error redrawing the progress bar. It returns 0 otherwise.


Whether progression is to the left or right by default probably ought be an aspect of the current locale.

See Also

notcurses(3), notcurses_plane(3), notcurses_visual(3)


nick black <>.

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