Section: Miscellaneous Library Functions (3X)
- write or erase forms from associated subwindows
int post_form(FORM *form);
int unpost_form(FORM *form);
The function post_form
displays a form to its associated subwindow.
To trigger physical display of the subwindow,
(3X) or some equivalent
routine (the implicit doupdate
triggered by an curses
input request will do).
The function unpost_form erases form from its associated subwindow.
These routines return one of the following:
The routine succeeded.
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
Routine was called from an initialization or termination function.
The form has not been posted.
No items are connected to the form.
Form is too large for its window.
The form has already been posted.
System error occurred (see errno(3)).
The header file <form.h>
automatically includes the header file
These routines emulate the System V forms library.
They were not supported on
Version 7 or BSD versions.
Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S. Raymond.