Updated: 2021/Dec/3


CURSES_STANDOUT(3)         Library Functions Manual         CURSES_STANDOUT(3)

NAME
     curses_standout, standout, standend, wstandout, wstandend - curses
     standout attribute manipulation routines

LIBRARY
     Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <curses.h>

     int
     standout(void);

     int
     standend(void);

     int
     wstandout(WINDOW *win);

     int
     wstandend(WINDOW *win);

DESCRIPTION
     These functions manipulate the standout attribute on stdscr or on the
     specified window.  The standout attribute applies the "best" supported
     highlighting mode supported by the current terminal, which may be an
     alias of other attributes.

     The standout() function turns on the standout attribute on stdscr.  The
     standend() function turns off all attributes on stdscr.

     The wstandout() and wstandend() functions are equivalent to standout()
     and standend(), respectively, excepting that the attribute is manipulated
     on the window specified by win.

     The standout() and standend() functions are equivalent to
     attron(A_STANDOUT) and attroff(A_STANDOUT), respectively.

RETURN VALUES
     These functions always return 1.

SEE ALSO
     curses_attributes(3), curses_underscore(3)

STANDARDS
     The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification,
     part of the Single Unix Specification.

HISTORY
     The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.

CAVEATS
     On some terminals, characters with standout set may have the same
     appearance as characters with the reverse video or bold attribute set.
     However, on legacy terminals, standout may be the only attribute that can
     be used to emphasize characters.  The standout attribute should not be
     mixed with other attributes.

NetBSD 9.99                      July 27, 2021                     NetBSD 9.99