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NAME

       bkgdset, wbkgdset, bkgd, wbkgd, getbkgd - curses window background manipulation routines

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curses.h>

       void bkgdset(chtype ch);
       void wbkgdset(WINDOW *win, chtype ch);
       int bkgd(chtype ch);
       int wbkgd(WINDOW *win, chtype ch);
       chtype getbkgd(WINDOW *win);

DESCRIPTION

   bkgdset
       The  bkgdset  and  wbkgdset  routines  manipulate the background of the named window.  The
       window background  is  a  chtype  consisting  of  any  combination  of  attributes  (i.e.,
       rendition) and a character.  The attribute part of the background is combined (OR'ed) with
       all non-blank characters that are written into the window with waddch.  Both the character
       and  attribute  parts  of  the  background  are  combined  with the blank characters.  The
       background becomes a property of the character and moves with the  character  through  any
       scrolling and insert/delete line/character operations.

       To  the  extent possible on a particular terminal, the attribute part of the background is
       displayed as the graphic rendition of the character put on the screen.

   bkgd
       The bkgd and wbkgd functions set the background  property  of  the  current  or  specified
       window and then apply this setting to every character position in that window:

       ·   The  rendition  of  every  character  on  the  screen is changed to the new background
           rendition.

       ·   Wherever the former background character appears, it is changed to the new  background
           character.

   getbkgd
       The  getbkgd  function  returns  the given window's current background character/attribute
       pair.

RETURN VALUE

       The routines bkgd and wbkgd return the integer OK.  The SVr4.0  manual  says  "or  a  non-
       negative integer if immedok is set", but this appears to be an error.

NOTES

       Note that bkgdset and bkgd may be macros.

PORTABILITY

       These functions are described in the XSI Curses standard, Issue 4.  It specifies that bkgd
       and wbkgd return ERR on failure, but gives no failure conditions.

SEE ALSO

       ncurses(3NCURSES), addch(3NCURSES), attr(3NCURSES), outopts(3NCURSES)

                                                                                   bkgd(3NCURSES)