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<STRONG><A HREF="menu_new.3x.html">menu_new(3x)</A></STRONG>                                                      <STRONG><A HREF="menu_new.3x.html">menu_new(3x)</A></STRONG>




</PRE><H2><a name="h2-NAME">NAME</a></H2><PRE>
       <STRONG>new_menu</STRONG>, <STRONG>free_menu</STRONG> - create and destroy menus


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-SYNOPSIS">SYNOPSIS</a></H2><PRE>
       <STRONG>#include</STRONG> <STRONG>&lt;menu.h&gt;</STRONG>
       MENU *new_menu(ITEM **items);
       int free_menu(MENU *menu);


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-DESCRIPTION">DESCRIPTION</a></H2><PRE>
       The  function <STRONG>new_menu</STRONG> creates a new menu connected to a specified item
       pointer array (which must be <STRONG>NULL</STRONG>-terminated).

       The function <STRONG>free_menu</STRONG> disconnects <EM>menu</EM> from its item array  and  frees
       the storage allocated for the menu.


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-RETURN-VALUE">RETURN VALUE</a></H2><PRE>
       The  function  <STRONG>new_menu</STRONG> returns <STRONG>NULL</STRONG> on error.  It sets errno according
       to the function's failure:

       <STRONG>E_NOT_CONNECTED</STRONG>
            No items are connected to the menu.

       <STRONG>E_SYSTEM_ERROR</STRONG>
            System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.

       The function <STRONG>free_menu</STRONG> returns one of the following:

       <STRONG>E_OK</STRONG> The routine succeeded.

       <STRONG>E_SYSTEM_ERROR</STRONG>
            System error occurred (see <STRONG>errno(3)</STRONG>).

       <STRONG>E_BAD_ARGUMENT</STRONG>
            Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.

       <STRONG>E_POSTED</STRONG>
            The menu has already been posted.


</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="menu.3x.html">menu(3x)</A></STRONG>.


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-NOTES">NOTES</a></H2><PRE>
       The  header  file  <STRONG>&lt;menu.h&gt;</STRONG>  automatically  includes  the  header  file
       <STRONG>&lt;curses.h&gt;</STRONG>.


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-PORTABILITY">PORTABILITY</a></H2><PRE>
       These  routines  emulate the System V menu library.  They were not sup-
       ported on Version 7 or BSD versions.


</PRE><H2><a name="h2-AUTHORS">AUTHORS</a></H2><PRE>
       Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S.
       Raymond.



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