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NAME

       form_field_new - create and destroy form fields

SYNOPSIS

       #include <form.h>
       FIELD *new_field(int height, int width,
                        int toprow, int leftcol,
                        int offscreen, int nbuffers);
       FIELD *dup_field(FIELD *field, int toprow, int leftcol);
       FIELD *link_field(FIELD *field, int toprow, int leftcol);
       int free_field(FIELD *field);

DESCRIPTION

       The function new_field allocates a new field and initializes it from the parameters given:
       height, width, row of upper-left corner, column of upper-left  corner,  number  off-screen
       rows, and number of additional working buffers.

       The  function  dup_field duplicates a field at a new location.  Most attributes (including
       current contents, size, validation type, buffer count,  growth  threshold,  justification,
       foreground,  background,  pad  character,  options,  and  user pointer) are copied.  Field
       status and the field page bit are not copied.

       The function link_field acts like dup_field, but the new field  shares  buffers  with  its
       parent.  Attribute data is separate.

       The function free_field de-allocates storage associated with a field.

RETURN VALUE

       The  function,  new_field,  dup_field,  link_field  return  NULL on error.  They set errno
       according to their success:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

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

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.

       The function free_field returns one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

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

       E_CONNECTED
            field is connected.

SEE ALSO

       ncurses(3NCURSES), form(3FORM).

NOTES

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

PORTABILITY

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

       It may be unwise to count on the set of attributes copied by dup_field being portable; the
       System V forms library documents are not very explicit about what  gets  copied  and  what
       does not.

AUTHORS

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

                                                                                 field_new(3FORM)