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<H1 class="no-header">curs_bkgrnd 3x</H1>
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<STRONG><A HREF="curs_bkgrnd.3x.html">curs_bkgrnd(3x)</A></STRONG>                                                <STRONG><A HREF="curs_bkgrnd.3x.html">curs_bkgrnd(3x)</A></STRONG>




</PRE><H2><a name="h2-NAME">NAME</a></H2><PRE>
       <STRONG>bkgrnd</STRONG>,  <STRONG>wbkgrnd</STRONG>, <STRONG>bkgrndset</STRONG>, <STRONG>wbkgrndset</STRONG>, <STRONG>getbkgrnd</STRONG>, <STRONG>wgetbkgrnd</STRONG> - <STRONG>curses</STRONG>
       window complex background manipulation routines


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-SYNOPSIS">SYNOPSIS</a></H2><PRE>
       <STRONG>#include</STRONG> <STRONG>&lt;curses.h&gt;</STRONG>

       <STRONG>int</STRONG> <STRONG>bkgrnd(</STRONG> <STRONG>const</STRONG> <STRONG>cchar_t</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>wch</EM><STRONG>);</STRONG>
       <STRONG>int</STRONG> <STRONG>wbkgrnd(</STRONG> <STRONG>WINDOW</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>win</EM><STRONG>,</STRONG> <STRONG>const</STRONG> <STRONG>cchar_t</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>wch</EM><STRONG>);</STRONG>
       <STRONG>void</STRONG> <STRONG>bkgrndset(const</STRONG> <STRONG>cchar_t</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>wch</EM> <STRONG>);</STRONG>
       <STRONG>void</STRONG> <STRONG>wbkgrndset(WINDOW</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>win</EM><STRONG>,</STRONG> <STRONG>const</STRONG> <STRONG>cchar_t</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>wch</EM><STRONG>);</STRONG>
       <STRONG>int</STRONG> <STRONG>getbkgrnd(cchar_t</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>wch</EM><STRONG>);</STRONG>
       <STRONG>int</STRONG> <STRONG>wgetbkgrnd(WINDOW</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>win</EM><STRONG>,</STRONG> <STRONG>cchar_t</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>wch</EM><STRONG>);</STRONG>


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-DESCRIPTION">DESCRIPTION</a></H2><PRE>

</PRE><H3><a name="h3-bkgrndset">bkgrndset</a></H3><PRE>
       The <STRONG>bkgrndset</STRONG> and <STRONG>wbkgrndset</STRONG> routines manipulate the background of  the
       named  window.   The  window  background is a <STRONG>cchar_t</STRONG> consisting of any
       combination of attributes (i.e., rendition) and  a  complex  character.
       The  attribute part of the background is combined (OR'ed) with all non-
       blank characters that are written into the window  with  <STRONG>waddch</STRONG>.   Both
       the  character  and attribute parts of the background are combined with
       the blank characters.  The background becomes a property of the charac-
       ter   and   moves   with   the  character  through  any  scrolling  and
       insert/delete line/character operations.

       To the extent possible on a particular terminal, the attribute part  of
       the  background  is displayed as the graphic rendition of the character
       put on the screen.


</PRE><H3><a name="h3-bkgrnd">bkgrnd</a></H3><PRE>
       The <STRONG>bkgrnd</STRONG> and <STRONG>wbkgrnd</STRONG> functions set the  background  property  of  the
       current  or specified window and then apply this setting to every char-
       acter position in that window:

       <STRONG>o</STRONG>   The rendition of every character on the screen is  changed  to  the
           new background rendition.

       <STRONG>o</STRONG>   Wherever  the former background character appears, it is changed to
           the new background character.


</PRE><H3><a name="h3-getbkgrnd">getbkgrnd</a></H3><PRE>
       The <STRONG>getbkgrnd</STRONG> function returns the given  window's  current  background
       character/attribute  pair  via  the  <STRONG>wch</STRONG>  pointer.  If the given window
       pointer is null, the character is not updated (but no error returned).


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-NOTES">NOTES</a></H2><PRE>
       Note that <STRONG>bkgrnd</STRONG>, <STRONG>bkgrndset</STRONG>, and <STRONG>getbkgrnd</STRONG> may be macros.

       X/Open Curses does not provide details on how the rendition is changed.
       This  implementation follows the approach used in SVr4 curses, which is
       explained in the manual page for <STRONG>wbkgd</STRONG>.


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-RETURN-VALUE">RETURN VALUE</a></H2><PRE>
       The <STRONG>bkgrndset</STRONG> and <STRONG>wbkgrndset</STRONG> routines do not return a value.

       Upon successful completion, the other functions return <STRONG>OK</STRONG>.   Otherwise,
       they return <STRONG>ERR</STRONG>:

       <STRONG>o</STRONG>   A null window pointer is treated as an error.

       <STRONG>o</STRONG>   A null character pointer is treated as an error.


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-PORTABILITY">PORTABILITY</a></H2><PRE>
       These  functions  are  described  in  the  XSI Curses standard, Issue 4
       (X/Open Curses).


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-SEE-ALSO">SEE ALSO</a></H2><PRE>
       <STRONG><A HREF="ncurses.3x.html">curses(3x)</A></STRONG>, <STRONG><A HREF="curs_bkgd.3x.html">curs_bkgd(3x)</A></STRONG>



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