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form_field_attributes - color and attribute control for form fields



#include <form.h>
int set_field_fore(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
chtype field_fore(const FIELD *field);
int set_field_back(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
chtype field_back(const FIELD *field);
int set_field_pad(FIELD *field, int pad);
int field_pad(const FIELD *field);


The function set_field_fore sets the foreground attribute of field. This is the highlight used to display the field contents. The function field_fore returns the foreground attribute. The default is A_STANDOUT.

The function set_field_back sets the background attribute of form. This is the highlight used to display the extent fields in the form. The function field_back returns the background attribute. The default is A_NORMAL.

The function set_field_pad sets the character used to fill the field. The function field_pad returns the given form's pad character. The default is a blank.


These routines return one of the following:
E_OK The routine succeeded.
  Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
  System error occurred (see errno).


curses(3) and related pages whose names begin "form_" for detailed descriptions of the entry points.


The header file <form.h> automatically includes the header file <curses.h>.


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


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

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