Section: Miscellaneous Library Functions (3X)
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form_field_opts - set and get field options
int set_field_opts(FIELD *field, OPTIONS opts);
int field_opts_on(FIELD *field, OPTIONS opts);
int field_opts_off(FIELD *field, OPTIONS opts);
OPTIONS field_opts(const FIELD *field);
The function set_field_opts sets all the given field's option bits (field
option bits may be logically-OR'ed together).
The function field_opts_on turns on the given option bits, and leaves
The function field_opts_off turns off the given option bits, and leaves
The function field_opts returns the field's current option bits.
The following options are defined (all are on by default):
The field is displayed. If this option is off, display of the field is
The field is visited during processing. If this option is off, the field will
not be reachable by navigation keys. Please notice that an invisible field
appears to be inactive also.
The field contents are displayed as data is entered.
The field can be edited.
Words that do not fit on a line are wrapped to the next line. Words are
The field is cleared whenever a character is entered at the first position.
Skip to the next field when this one fills.
Allow a blank field.
Field buffers are fixed to field's original size.
Turn this option off to create a dynamic field.
Validate field only if modified by user.
Except for field_opts, each routine returns one of the following:
The routine succeeded.
System error occurred (see errno).
The field is the current field.
The header file <form.h> automatically includes the header file
These routines emulate the System V forms library. They were not supported on
Version 7 or BSD versions.
Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric
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