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.\" $Id: curs_slk.3x,v 1.15 2006/02/25 21:49:19 tom Exp $
.TH curs_slk 3X ""
.na
.hy 0
.SH NAME
\fBslk_init\fR,
\fBslk_set\fR,
\fBslk_refresh\fR,
\fBslk_noutrefresh\fR,
\fBslk_label\fR,
\fBslk_clear\fR,
\fBslk_restore\fR,
\fBslk_touch\fR,
\fBslk_attron\fR,
\fBslk_attrset\fR,
\fBslk_attroff\fR,
\fBslk_attr_on\fR,
\fBslk_attr_set\fR,
\fBslk_attr_off\fR,
\fBslk_attr\fR,
\fBslk_color\fR - \fBcurses\fR soft label routines
.ad
.hy
.SH SYNOPSIS
\fB#include <curses.h>\fR
.sp
\fBint slk_init(int fmt);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_set(int labnum, const char *label, int fmt);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_refresh(void);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_noutrefresh(void);\fR
.br
\fBchar *slk_label(int labnum);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_clear(void);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_restore(void);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_touch(void);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_attron(const chtype attrs);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_attroff(const chtype attrs);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_attrset(const chtype attrs);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_attr_on(attr_t attrs, void* opts);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_attr_off(const attr_t attrs, void * opts);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_attr_set(const attr_t attrs,\fR
.br
	\fBshort color_pair_number, void* opts);\fR
.br
\fBattr_t slk_attr(void);\fR
.br
\fBint slk_color(short color_pair_number);\fR
.br
.SH DESCRIPTION
The slk* functions manipulate the set of soft function-key labels that exist on
many terminals.  For those terminals that do not have soft labels,
\fBcurses\fR takes over the bottom line of \fBstdscr\fR, reducing the size of
\fBstdscr\fR and the variable \fBLINES\fR.  \fBcurses\fR standardizes on eight
labels of up to eight characters each. In addition to this, the ncurses
implementation supports a mode where it simulates 12 labels of up to five
characters each. This is most common for todays PC like enduser devices.
Please note that ncurses simulates this mode by taking over up to two lines at
the bottom of the screen, it doesn't try to use any hardware support for this
mode.
.PP
The \fBslk_init\fR routine must be called before \fBinitscr\fR or \fBnewterm\fR
is called.  If \fBinitscr\fR eventually uses a line from \fBstdscr\fR to
emulate the soft labels, then \fIfmt\fR determines how the labels are arranged
on the screen.  Setting \fIfmt\fR to \fB0\fR indicates a 3-2-3 arrangement of
the labels, \fB1\fR indicates a 4-4 arrangement and \fB2\fR indicates the
PC like 4-4-4 mode. If \fBfmt\fR is set to \fB3\fR, it is again the PC like
4-4-4 mode, but in addition an index line is generated, helping the user to
identify the key numbers easily.
.PP
The \fBslk_set\fR routine requires \fIlabnum\fR to be a label number,
from \fB1\fR to \fB8\fR (resp. \fB12\fR); \fIlabel\fR must be the string
to be put on the label, up to eight (resp. five) characters in length.
A null string or a null pointer sets up a blank label. \fIfmt\fR is either
\fB0\fR, \fB1\fR, or \fB2\fR, indicating whether the label is  to be
left-justified, centered, or right-justified, respectively, within the
label.
.PP
The \fBslk_refresh\fR and \fBslk_noutrefresh\fR routines correspond to
the \fBwrefresh\fR and \fBwnoutrefresh\fR routines.
.PP
The \fBslk_label\fR routine returns the current label for label number
\fIlabnum\fR, with leading and trailing blanks stripped.
.PP
The \fBslk_clear\fR routine clears the soft labels from the screen.
.PP
The \fBslk_restore\fR routine restores the soft labels to the screen
after a \fBslk_clear\fR has been performed.
.PP
The \fBslk_touch\fR routine forces all the soft labels to be output
the next time a \fBslk_noutrefresh\fR is performed.
.PP
The \fBslk_attron\fR, \fBslk_attrset\fR, \fBslk_attroff\fR and \fBslk_attr\fR
routines correspond to \fBattron\fR, \fBattrset\fR, \fBattroff\fR and \fBattr_get\fR.
They have an effect only if soft labels are simulated on the bottom line of
the screen.  The default highlight for soft keys is A_STANDOUT (as in
System V curses, which does not document this fact).
.PP
The \fBslk_color\fR routine corresponds to \fBcolor_set\fR. It has an effect only
if soft labels are simulated on the bottom line of the screen.
.
.SH RETURN VALUE
These routines return \fBERR\fR upon failure and OK (SVr4 specifies only "an
integer value other than \fBERR\fR") upon successful completion.
.PP
X/Open defines no error conditions.
In this implementation
.RS
.TP 5
\fBslk_attr\fR
returns the attribute used for the soft keys.
.TP 5
.na
.hy 0
\fBslk_attroff\fP, \fBslk_attron\fP, \fBslk_clear\fP, \fBslk_noutrefresh\fP, \fBslk_refresh\fP, \fBslk_touch\fP
.ad
.hy
return an error
if the terminal or the softkeys were not initialized.
.TP 5
\fBslk_attrset\fP
returns an error
if the terminal or the softkeys were not initialized.
.TP 5
\fBslk_attr_set\fP
returns an error
if the terminal or the softkeys were not initialized, or
the color pair is outside the range 0..COLOR_PAIRS-1,
or opts is not null.
.TP 5
\fBslk_color\fP
returns an error
if the terminal or the softkeys were not initialized, or
the color pair is outside the range 0..COLOR_PAIRS-1.
.TP 5
\fBslk_init\fR
returns an error
if the format parameter is outside the range 0..3.
.TP 5
\fBslk_label\fR
returns \fBNULL\fR on error.
.TP 5
\fBslk_set\fP
returns an error
if the terminal or the softkeys were not initialized, or
the \fIlabnum\fP parameter is outside the range of label counts, or
if the format parameter is outside the range 0..2, or if
memory for the labels cannot be allocated.
.RE
.SH NOTES
Most applications would use \fBslk_noutrefresh\fR because a
\fBwrefresh\fR is likely to follow soon.
.SH PORTABILITY
The XSI Curses standard, Issue 4, describes these functions.  It changes the
argument type of the attribute-manipulation functions \fBslk_attron\fR,
\fBslk_attroff\fR, \fBslk_attrset\fR to be \fBattr_t\fR, and adds \fBconst\fR
qualifiers. The format codes \fB2\fR and \fB3\fR for \fBslk_init()\fR and the
function \fBslk_attr\fR are specific to ncurses.
.SH SEE ALSO
\fBcurses\fR(3X), \fBcurs_attr\fR(3X), \fBcurs_initscr\fR(3X), \fBcurs_refresh\fR(3X)
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