form_field_info(3X)form_field_info(3X)NAMEform_field_info - retrieve field characteristics
int field_info(const FIELD *field, int *rows, int *cols,
int *frow, int *fcol, int *nrow, int *nbuf);
int dynamic_field_info(const FIELD *field, int *rows, int *cols, int
The function field_info returns the sizes and other attributes passed
in to the field at its creation time. The attributes are: height,
width, row of upper-left corner, column of upper-left corner, number
off-screen rows, and number of working buffers.
The function dynamic_field_info returns the actual size of the field,
and its maximum possible size. If the field has no size limit, the
location addressed by the third argument will be set to 0. A field can
be made dynamic by turning off the O_STATIC option with field_opts_off.
These routines return one of the following:
E_OK The routine succeeded.
System error occurred (see errno).
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
SEE ALSOcurses(3X) and related pages whose names begin "form_" for detailed
descriptions of the entry points.
The header file <form.h> automatically includes the header file
These routines emulate the System V forms library. They were not sup‐
ported on Version 7 or BSD versions.
A null (zero pointer) is accepted for any of the return values, to
ignore that value. Not all implementations allow this, e.g., Solaris
2.7 does not.
Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S.