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CURSES_WINDOW(3)           Library Functions Manual           CURSES_WINDOW(3)

NAME
     curses_window, copywin, dupwin, delwin, derwin, mvwin, mvderwin, newwin,
     overlay, overwrite, subwin, wresize -- curses window routines

LIBRARY
     Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;curses.h>&gt;

     int
     copywin(WINDOW *source, WINDOW *dest, int sminrow, int smincol, int
     dminrow, int dmincol, int dmaxrow, int dmaxcol, int overlay);

     WINDOW *
     dupwin(WINDOW *win);

     WINDOW *
     derwin(WINDOW *win, int lines, int cols, int y, int x);

     int
     delwin(WINDOW *win);

     int
     mvwin(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);

     int
     mvderwin(WINDOW *win, int y, int x);

     WINDOW *
     newwin(int lines, int cols, int begin_y, int begin_x);

     WINDOW *
     subwin(WINDOW *win, int lines, int cols, int begin_y, int begin_x);

     int
     overlay(WINDOW *source, WINDOW *dest);

     int
     overwrite(WINDOW *source, WINDOW *dest);

     int
     wresize(WINDOW *win, int lines, int cols);

DESCRIPTION
     These functions create, modify and delete windows on the current screen.

     The contents of a window may be copied to another window by using the
     copywin() function, a section of the destination window dest bounded by
     (dminrow, dmincol) and (dmaxrow, dmaxcol) will be overwritten with the
     contents of the window source starting at the coordinates (sminrow,
     smincol).  If the overlay flag is TRUE then only non-blank characters
     from source will be copied to dest, if overlay is FALSE then all
     characters from source will be copied to dest.  If the bounding
     rectangles of either the source or the destination windows lay outside
     the maximum size of the respective windows then the size of the window
     copied will be adjusted to be within the bounds of both the source and
     destination windows.

     The dupwin() function creates an exact duplicate of win and returns a
     pointer to it.

     Calling derwin() will create a subwindow of win in the same manner as
     subwin() excepting that the starting column and row y, x are relative to
     the parent window origin.

     A window may deleted and all resources freed by calling the delwin()
     function with the pointer to the window to be deleted in win.

     A window can be moved to a new position by calling the mvwin() function.
     The y and x positions are the new origin of the window on the screen.  If
     the new position would cause the any part of the window to lie outside
     the screen, it is an error and the window is not moved.

     A mapping of a region relative to the parent window may be created by
     calling the mvderwin() function, the y and x positions are relative to
     the origin of the parent window.  The screen offset of win is not
     updated, the characters beginning at y, x for the area the size of win
     will be displayed at the screen offset of win.  If the given window in
     win is not a subwindow then an error will be returned.  If the new
     position would cause the any part of the window to lie outside the parent
     window, it is an error and the mapping is not updated.

     The newwin() function creates a new window of size lines, cols with an
     origin at begin_y, begin_x.  If lines is less than or equal to zero then
     the number of rows for the window is set to LINES - begin_x + lines.
     Similarly if cols is less than or equal to zero then the number of
     columns for the window is set to COLS - begin_y + cols.

     subwin() is similar to newwin() excepting that the size of the subwindow
     is bounded by the parent window win.  The subwindow shares internal data
     structures with the parent window and will be refreshed when the parent
     window is refreshed.  The subwindow inherits the background character and
     attributes of the parent window.

     The overlay() function copies the contents of the source window source to
     the destination window dest, only the characters that are not the
     background character in the source window are copied to the destination.
     The windows need not be the same size, only the overlapping portion of
     both windows will be copied.  The overwrite() function performs the same
     functions as overlay() excepting that characters from the source window
     are copied to the destination without exception.

     wresize() resizes the specified window to the new number of lines and
     columns given, all internal curses structures are resized.  Any
     subwindows of the specified window will also be resized if any part of
     them falls outside the new parent window size.  The application must
     redraw the window after it has been resized.  Note that curscr and stdscr
     can not be resized to be larger than the size of the screen.

RETURN VALUES
     Functions returning pointers will return NULL if an error is detected.
     The functions that return an int will return one of the following values:

     OK   The function completed successfully.
     ERR  An error occurred in the function.

SEE ALSO
     curses_fileio(3), curses_pad(3), curses_screen(3)

STANDARDS
     The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification,
     part of the Single Unix Specification.

HISTORY
     The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.

NetBSD 6.1.5                  September 15, 2011                  NetBSD 6.1.5