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.\" $Id: form_field_attributes.3x,v 1.16 2020/02/02 23:34:34 tom Exp $
.TH form_field_attributes 3X ""
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.SH NAME
\fBform_field_attributes\fR \- color and attribute control for form fields
.SH SYNOPSIS
\fB#include <form.h>\fR
.br
int set_field_fore(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
.br
chtype field_fore(const FIELD *field);
.br
int set_field_back(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
.br
chtype field_back(const FIELD *field);
.br
int set_field_pad(FIELD *field, int pad);
.br
int field_pad(const FIELD *field);
.br
.SH DESCRIPTION
The function \fBset_field_fore\fR sets the foreground attribute of
\fIfield\fR. This is the highlight used to display the field contents.  The
function \fBfield_fore\fR returns the foreground attribute.
The default is
\fBA_STANDOUT\fR.
.PP
The function \fBset_field_back\fR sets the background attribute of
\fIform\fR. This is the highlight used to display the extent fields in the
form.
The function \fBfield_back\fR returns the background attribute.
The
default is \fBA_NORMAL\fR.
.PP
The function \fBset_field_pad\fR sets the character used to fill the field.
The function \fBfield_pad\fR returns the given form'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_BAD_ARGUMENT
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
.TP 5
.B E_SYSTEM_ERROR
System error occurred (see \fBerrno\fR(3)).
.
.SH SEE ALSO
\fBcurses\fR(3X) and related pages whose names begin \*(``form_\*('' for detailed
descriptions of the entry points.
.SH NOTES
The header file \fB<form.h>\fR automatically includes the header file
\fB<curses.h>\fR.
.SH PORTABILITY
These routines emulate the System V forms 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.