Section: Miscellaneous Library Functions (3X)
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copywin - overlay and manipulate overlapped curses windows
int overlay(const WINDOW *srcwin, WINDOW *dstwin);
int overwrite(const WINDOW *srcwin, WINDOW *dstwin);
int copywin(const WINDOW *srcwin, WINDOW *dstwin, int sminrow,
int smincol, int dminrow, int dmincol, int dmaxrow,
int dmaxcol, int overlay);
The overlay and overwrite routines overlay srcwin on
top of dstwin. scrwin and dstwin are not required
to be the same size; only text where the two windows overlap is
copied. The difference is that overlay is non-destructive
(blanks are not copied) whereas overwrite is destructive.
The copywin routine provides a finer granularity of control over the
overlay and overwrite routines. Like in the prefresh
routine, a rectangle is specified in the destination window, (dminrow,
dmincol) and (dmaxrow, dmaxcol), and the upper-left-corner
coordinates of the source window, (sminrow, smincol). If the
argument overlay is true, then copying is non-destructive, as in
Routines that return an integer return ERR upon failure, and OK
(SVr4 only specifies "an integer value other than ERR") upon successful
X/Open defines no error conditions.
In this implementation,
overlay and overwrite return an error
if either of the window pointers are null, or
if some part of the window would be placed off-screen.
Note that overlay and overwrite may be macros.
The XSI Curses standard, Issue 4 describes these functions (adding the const
qualifiers). It further specifies their behavior in the presence of characters
with multibyte renditions (not yet supported in this implementation).
curses(3X), curs_pad(3X), curs_refresh(3X)
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