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NAME

       menu_spacing - Control spacing between menu items.

SYNOPSIS

       #include <menu.h>
       int set_menu_spacing(MENU *menu,
                            int spc_description,
                            int spc_rows,
                            int spc_columns);
       int menu_spacing(const MENU *menu,
                        int* spc_description,
                        int* spc_rows,
                        int* spc_columns);

DESCRIPTION

       The  function  set_menu_spacing  sets the spacing information for the menu.  Its parameter
       spc_description  controls  the  number  of  spaces  between  an  item  name  and  an  item
       description.   It  must not be larger than TABSIZE.  The menu system puts in the middle of
       this spacing area the pad character.  The remaining parts are  filled  with  spaces.   The
       spc_rows  parameter controls the number of rows that are used for an item.  It must not be
       larger than 3.  The menu system inserts the blank lines between  item  rows,  these  lines
       will  contain  the  pad character in the appropriate positions.  The spc_columns parameter
       controls the number of blanks between columns of  items.   It  must  not  be  larger  than
       TABSIZE.   A  value of 0 for all the spacing values resets them to the default, which is 1
       for all of them.
       The function menu_spacing passes back the spacing info for the  menu.   If  a  pointer  is
       NULL, this specific info is simply not returned.

RETURN VALUE

       Both routines return E_OK on success.  set_menu_spacing may return E_POSTED if the menu is
       posted, or E_BAD_ARGUMENT if one of the spacing values is out of range.

SEE ALSO

       ncurses(3NCURSES), curses_variables(3NCURSES), menu(3MENU).

NOTES

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

PORTABILITY

       These routines are specific to ncurses.  They were not supported  on  Version  7,  BSD  or
       System  V  implementations.   It  is  recommended  that  any  code  depending  on  them be
       conditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.

AUTHORS

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

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