menu_new(3X) menu_new(3X)

menu_new - create and destroy menus

#include <menu.h>
MENU *new_menu(ITEM **items);
int free_menu(MENU *menu);

The function new_menu creates a new menu connected to a specified item pointer array (which must be NULL-terminated).

The function free_menu disconnects menu from its item array and frees the storage allocated for the menu.

The function new_menu returns NULL on error. It sets errno according to the function's failure:

No items are connected to the menu.
System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.

The function free_menu returns one of the following:

The routine succeeded.
System error occurred (see errno).
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
The menu has already been posted.

curses(3X), menu(3X).

The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header file <curses.h>.

These routines emulate the System V menu library. They were not supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.

Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S. Raymond.