Section: Miscellaneous Library Functions (3X)
- set and get spacing between menu items.
int set_menu_spacing(MENU *menu,
int menu_spacing(const MENU *menu,
The function set_menu_spacing
sets the spacing information for the menu.
Its parameter spc_description
controls the number of spaces
between an item name and an item description.
It must not be larger than TABSIZE
The menu system puts in the
middle of this spacing area the pad character.
The remaining parts are filled with
parameter controls the number of rows
that are used for an item.
It must not be larger than 3.
The menu system inserts the blank lines between item rows, these lines
will contain the pad character in the appropriate positions.
the number of blanks between columns of items.
It must not be larger than TABSIZE.
A value of 0 for all the spacing values resets them to the default,
which is 1 for all of them.
The function menu_spacing
passes back the spacing info for the menu.
pointer is NULL, this specific info is simply not returned.
Both routines return E_OK
if the menu is posted, or E_BAD_ARGUMENT
if one of the
spacing values is out of range.
The header file <menu.h>
automatically includes the header file
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.
Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S. Raymond.