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NAME

       menu_attributes - color and attribute control for menus

SYNOPSIS

       #include <menu.h>
       int set_menu_fore(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
       chtype menu_fore(const MENU *menu);
       int set_menu_back(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
       chtype menu_back(const MENU *menu);
       int set_menu_grey(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
       chtype menu_grey(const MENU *menu);
       int set_menu_pad(MENU *menu, int pad);
       int menu_pad(const MENU *menu);

DESCRIPTION

       The  function  set_menu_fore  sets the foreground attribute of menu. This is the highlight
       used for selected menu items.  menu_fore returns the foreground attribute.  The default is
       A_REVERSE.

       The  function  set_menu_back  sets the background attribute of menu. This is the highlight
       used for selectable (but not currently  selected)  menu  items.   The  function  menu_back
       returns the background attribute.  The default is A_NORMAL.

       The function set_menu_grey sets the grey attribute of menu. This is the highlight used for
       un-selectable menu items in menus that permit  more  than  one  selection.   The  function
       menu_grey returns the grey attribute.  The default is A_UNDERLINE.

       The  function  set_menu_pad sets the character used to fill the space between the name and
       description parts of a menu item.  menu_pad returns the given menu's pad  character.   The
       default is a blank.

RETURN VALUE

       These routines return one of the following:

       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.

SEE ALSO

       ncurses(3NCURSES) and related pages whose names begin "menu_" for detailed descriptions of
       the entry points.

NOTES

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

PORTABILITY

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

AUTHORS

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

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