CURSES_BORDER(3) Library Functions Manual CURSES_BORDER(3)
curses_border, border, box, wborder -- curses border drawing routines
Curses Library (libcurses, -lcurses)
border(chtype ls, chtype rs, chtype ts, chtype bs, chtype tl, chtype tr,
chtype bl, chtype br);
box(WINDOW *win, chtype vertical, chtype horizontal);
wborder(WINDOW *win, chtype ls, chtype rs, chtype ts, chtype bs, chtype
tl, chtype tr, chtype bl, chtype br);
These functions draw borders around stdscr or around the specified
The border() function draws a border around stdscr using the characters
given as arguments to the function. The ls, rs, ts and bs are the
characters used to draw the left, right, top and bottom sides,
respectively. The tl, tr, bl and br are the characters used to draw the
top-left, top-right, bottom-left and bottom-right corners, respectively.
If any of the characters have a text portion that is 0 then a default
alternate character set character is used for that character. Note that
even though the text portion of the argument is 0, the argument can still
be used to specify the attributes for that portion of the border. The
following table shows the default characters for each argument:
wborder() is the same as border() excepting that the border is drawn
around the specified window.
The box() command draws a box around the window given in win using the
vertical character for the vertical lines and the horizontal character
for the horizontal lines. The corner characters of this box will be the
defaults as described for border() above. Passing characters with text
portion that is 0 to box() will result in the same defaults as those for
border() as described above.
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.
The NetBSD Curses library complies with the X/Open Curses specification,
part of the Single Unix Specification.
The Curses package appeared in 4.0BSD.
NetBSD 6.1.5 August 12, 2002 NetBSD 6.1.5