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.TH menu_attributes 3X ""
.SH NAME
\fBmenu_attributes\fR - color and attribute control for menus
.SH SYNOPSIS
\fB#include <menu.h>\fR
.br
int set_menu_fore(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
.br
chtype menu_fore(const MENU *menu);
.br
int set_menu_back(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
.br
chtype menu_back(const MENU *menu);
.br
int set_menu_grey(MENU *menu, chtype attr);
.br
chtype menu_grey(const MENU *menu);
.br
int set_menu_pad(MENU *menu, int pad);
.br
int menu_pad(const MENU *menu);
.br
.SH DESCRIPTION
The function \fBset_menu_fore\fR sets the foreground attribute of
\fImenu\fR. This is the highlight used for selected menu items.
\fBmenu_fore\fR returns the foreground attribute.  The default
is \fBA_STANDOUT\fR.
.PP
The function \fBset_menu_back\fR sets the background attribute of
\fImenu\fR. This is the highlight used for selectable (but not currently
selected) menu items.  The function \fBmenu_back\fR returns the background
attribute.  The default is \fBA_NORMAL\fR.
.PP
The function \fBset_menu_grey\fR sets the grey attribute of \fImenu\fR. This is
the highlight used for un-selectable menu items in menus that permit more than
one selection.  The function \fBmenu_grey\fR returns the grey attribute.
The default is \fBA_UNDERLINE\fR.
.PP
The function \fBset_menu_pad\fR sets the character used to fill the space
between the name and description parts of a menu item.  \fBmenu_pad\fR returns
the given menu's pad character.  The default is a blank.
.SH RETURN VALUE
These routines return one of the following:
.TP 5
.B E_OK
The routine succeeded.
.TP 5
.B E_SYSTEM_ERROR
System error occurred (see \fBerrno\fR).
.TP 5
.B E_BAD_ARGUMENT
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
.SH SEE ALSO
\fBcurses\fR(3X) and related pages whose names begin "menu_" for detailed
descriptions of the entry points.
.SH NOTES
The header file \fB<menu.h>\fR automatically includes the header file
\fB<curses.h>\fR.
.SH PORTABILITY
These routines emulate the System V menu library.  They were not supported on
Version 7 or BSD versions.
.SH AUTHORS
Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric
S. Raymond.
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