FORMS(3) Library Functions Manual FORMS(3)
field_buffer, field_status, set_field_buffer, set_field_printf,
set_field_status, set_max_field -- form library
Curses Form Library (libform, -lform)
field_buffer(FIELD *field, int buffer);
set_field_buffer(FIELD *field, int buffer, char *value);
set_field_printf(FIELD *field, int buffer, char *fmt, ...);
set_field_status(FIELD *field, int status);
set_max_field(FIELD *field, int max);
The field_buffer() function returns the contents of the buffer number
specified by buffer for the given field. If the requested buffer number
exceeds the number of buffers attached to the field then NULL will be
returned. If the field option O_REFORMAT is enabled on the given field
then storage will be allocated to hold the reformatted buffer. This
storage must be release by calling free(3) when it is no longer required.
If the O_REFORMAT field option is not set then no extra storage is
allocated. The field buffer may be set by calling set_field_buffer()
which will set the given buffer number to the contents of the string
passed. A buffer may also be set by calling set_field_printf() which
sets the buffer using the format arg fmt after being expanded using the
subsequent arguments in the same manner as sprintf(3) does. Calling
field_status() will return the status of the first buffer attached to the
field. If the field has been modified then the function will return TRUE
otherwise FALSE is returned, the status of the first buffer may be
programmatically set by calling set_field_status(). The maximum growth
of a dynamic field can be set by calling set_max_field() which limits the
fields rows if the field is a multiline field or the fields columns if
the field only has a single row.
Functions returning pointers will return NULL if an error is detected.
The functions that return an int will return one of the following error
E_OK The function was successful.
E_BAD_ARGUMENT A bad parameter was passed to the function.
E_SYSTEM_ERROR A system error occurred performing the function.
The header <form.h> automatically includes both <curses.h> and <eti.h>.
The function set_field_printf() is a NetBSD extension and must not be
used in portable code.
NetBSD 6.1.5 October 15, 2005 NetBSD 6.1.5