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FORMS(3)                   Library Functions Manual                   FORMS(3)

     field_buffer, field_status, set_field_buffer, set_field_printf,
     set_field_status, set_max_field - form library

     Curses Form Library (libform, -lform)

     #include <form.h>

     char *
     field_buffer(FIELD *field, int buffer);

     field_status(FIELD *field);

     set_field_buffer(FIELD *field, int buffer, char *value);

     set_field_printf(FIELD *field, int buffer, char *fmt, ...);

     set_field_status(FIELD *field, int status);

     set_max_field(FIELD *field, int max);

     The field_buffer() function returns the contents of the buffer number
     specified by buffer for the given field.  If the requested buffer number
     exceeds the number of buffers attached to the field then NULL will be
     returned.  If the field option O_REFORMAT is enabled on the given field
     then storage will be allocated to hold the reformatted buffer.  This
     storage must be release by calling free(3) when it is no longer required.
     If the O_REFORMAT field option is not set then no extra storage is
     allocated.  The field buffer may be set by calling set_field_buffer()
     which will set the given buffer number to the contents of the string
     passed.  A buffer may also be set by calling set_field_printf() which
     sets the buffer using the format arg fmt after being expanded using the
     subsequent arguments in the same manner as sprintf(3) does.  Calling
     field_status() will return the status of the first buffer attached to the
     field.  If the field has been modified then the function will return TRUE
     otherwise FALSE is returned, the status of the first buffer may be
     programmatically set by calling set_field_status().  The maximum growth
     of a dynamic field can be set by calling set_max_field() which limits the
     fields rows if the field is a multiline field or the fields columns if
     the field only has a single row.

     Functions returning pointers will return NULL if an error is detected.
     The functions that return an int will return one of the following error

     E_OK               The function was successful.
     E_BAD_ARGUMENT     A bad parameter was passed to the function.
     E_SYSTEM_ERROR     A system error occurred performing the function.

     curses(3), forms(3)

     The header <form.h> automatically includes both <curses.h> and <eti.h>.
     The function set_field_printf() is a NetBSD extension and must not be
     used in portable code.

NetBSD 10.99                   October 15, 2005                   NetBSD 10.99