menu_win(3X)menu_win(3X)NAMEmenu_win - make and break menu window and subwindow associations
int set_menu_win(MENU *menu, WINDOW *win);
WINDOW *menu_win(const MENU *menu);
int set_menu_sub(MENU *menu, WINDOW *sub);
WINDOW *menu_sub(const MENU *menu);
int scale_menu(const MENU *menu, int *rows, int *columns);
Every menu has an associated pair of curses windows. The menu window
displays any title and border associated with the window; the menu sub‐
window displays the items of the menu that are currently available for
The first four functions get and set those windows. It is not neces‐
sary to set either window; by default, the driver code uses stdscr for
In the set_ functions, window argument of NULL is treated as though it
were stsdcr. A menu argument of NULL is treated as a request to change
the system default menu window or subwindow.
The function scale_menu returns the minimum size required for the sub‐
window of menu.
Routines that return pointers return NULL on error. Routines that
return an integer return one of the following error codes:
E_OK The routine succeeded.
System error occurred (see errno).
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
The menu has already been posted.
No items are connected to the menu.
SEE ALSOcurses(3X), menu(3X).
The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header file
These routines emulate the System V menu library. They were not sup‐
ported on Version 7 or BSD versions.
Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S.