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menu_driver(3X)						       menu_driver(3X)

NAME
       menu_driver - command-processing loop of the menu system

SYNOPSIS
       #include <menu.h>
       int menu_driver(MENU *menu, int c);

DESCRIPTION
       Once a menu has been posted (displayed), you should funnel input events
       to it through menu_driver.  This routine has three major	 input	cases;
       either  the  input is a menu navigation request, it's a printable ASCII
       character or it is the KEY_MOUSE special key associated with  an	 mouse
       event.  The menu driver requests are as follows:

       REQ_LEFT_ITEM
	    Move left to an item.

       REQ_RIGHT_ITEM
	    Move right to an item.

       REQ_UP_ITEM
	    Move up to an item.

       REQ_DOWN_ITEM
	    Move down to an item.

       REQ_SCR_ULINE
	    Scroll up a line.

       REQ_SCR_DLINE
	    Scroll down a line.

       REQ_SCR_DPAGE
	    Scroll down a page.

       REQ_SCR_UPAGE
	    Scroll up a page.

       REQ_FIRST_ITEM
	    Move to the first item.

       REQ_LAST_ITEM
	    Move to the last item.

       REQ_NEXT_ITEM
	    Move to the next item.

       REQ_PREV_ITEM
	    Move to the previous item.

       REQ_TOGGLE_ITEM
	    Select/deselect an item.

       REQ_CLEAR_PATTERN
	    Clear the menu pattern buffer.

       REQ_BACK_PATTERN
	    Delete the previous character from the pattern buffer.

       REQ_NEXT_MATCH
	    Move to the next item matching the pattern match.

       REQ_PREV_MATCH
	    Move to the previous item matching the pattern match.

       If the second argument is a printable ASCII character, the code appends
       it to the pattern buffer and attempts to move to the next item matching
       the  new	 pattern.   If	there  is  no  such match, menu_driver returns
       E_NO_MATCH and deletes the appended character from the buffer.

       If the second argument is one of the above  pre-defined	requests,  the
       corresponding action is performed.

       If  the	second	argument  is the KEY_MOUSE special key, the associated
       mouse event is translated into one of the above	pre-defined  requests.
       Currently  only clicks in the user window (e.g. inside the menu display
       area or the decoration window) are handled. If you click above the dis‐
       play  region  of	 the  menu,  a REQ_SCR_ULINE is generated, if you dou‐
       bleclick	 a  REQ_SCR_UPAGE  is  generated  and  if  you	tripleclick  a
       REQ_FIRST_ITEM  is  generated. If you click below the display region of
       the  menu,  a  REQ_SCR_DLINE  is	 generated,  if	 you   doubleclick   a
       REQ_SCR_DPAGE  is  generated  and if you tripleclick a REQ_LAST_ITEM is
       generated. If you click at an item inside the display area of the menu,
       the  menu  cursor is positioned to that item. If you double-click at an
       item a REQ_TOGGLE_ITEM is generated and E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND is  returned.
       This  return  value  makes  sense, because a double click usually means
       that an item-specific action should be returned. It's exactly the  pur‐
       pose  of	 this return value to signal that an application specific com‐
       mand should be executed. If a translation  into	a  request  was	 done,
       menu_driver returns the result of this request.	If you clicked outside
       the user window or the mouse event couldn't be translated into  a  menu
       request an E_REQUEST_DENIED is returned.

       If  the second argument is neither printable ASCII nor one of the above
       pre-defined menu requests or KEY_MOUSE, the  drive  assumes  it	is  an
       application-specific  command  and returns E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND.  Applica‐
       tion-defined commands should be defined relative	 to  MAX_COMMAND,  the
       maximum value of these pre-defined requests.

RETURN VALUE
       menu_driver return one of the following error codes:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
	    System error occurred (see errno).

       E_BAD_ARGUMENT
	    Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.

       E_BAD_STATE
	    Routine was called from an initialization or termination function.

       E_NOT_POSTED
	    The menu has not been posted.

       E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND
	    The menu driver code saw an unknown request code.

       E_NO_MATCH
	    Character failed to match.

       E_REQUEST_DENIED
	    The menu driver could not process the request.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3X), menu(3X).

NOTES
       The  header  file  <menu.h>  automatically  includes  the  header files
       <curses.h>.

PORTABILITY
       These routines emulate the System V menu library.  They were  not  sup‐
       ported  on  Version  7 or BSD versions. The support for mouse events is
       ncurses specific.

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

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