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40 <H1>form_new 3x</H1>
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44 <STRONG><A HREF="form_new.3x.html">form_new(3x)</A></STRONG>                                         <STRONG><A HREF="form_new.3x.html">form_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
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50 <H2>NAME</H2><PRE>
51        <STRONG>form_new</STRONG> - create and destroy forms
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54 </PRE>
55 <H2>SYNOPSIS</H2><PRE>
56        <STRONG>#include</STRONG> <STRONG>&lt;form.h&gt;</STRONG>
57        FORM *new_form(FIELD **fields);
58        int free_form(FORM *form);
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62 <H2>DESCRIPTION</H2><PRE>
63        The  function  <STRONG>new_form</STRONG>  creates a new form connected to a
64        specified field pointer array (which must  be  <STRONG>NULL</STRONG>-termi-
65        nated).
66
67        The  function  <STRONG>free_form</STRONG>  disconnects  <EM>form</EM> from its field
68        array and frees the storage allocated for the form.
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72 <H2>RETURN VALUE</H2><PRE>
73        The function <STRONG>new_form</STRONG> returns <STRONG>NULL</STRONG> on error.
74
75        The function <STRONG>free_form</STRONG> returns one of the following:
76
77        <STRONG>E_OK</STRONG> The routine succeeded.
78
79        <STRONG>E_SYSTEM_ERROR</STRONG>
80             System error occurred (see <STRONG>errno</STRONG>).
81
82        <STRONG>E_BAD_ARGUMENT</STRONG>
83             Routine detected an incorrect or  out-of-range  argu-
84             ment.
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86        <STRONG>E_POSTED</STRONG>
87             The form has already been posted.
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91 <H2>SEE ALSO</H2><PRE>
92        <STRONG><A HREF="ncurses.3x.html">curses(3x)</A></STRONG>, <STRONG><A HREF="form.3x.html">form(3x)</A></STRONG>.
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96 <H2>NOTES</H2><PRE>
97        The header file <STRONG>&lt;form.h&gt;</STRONG> automatically includes the header
98        file <STRONG>&lt;curses.h&gt;</STRONG>.
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101 </PRE>
102 <H2>PORTABILITY</H2><PRE>
103        These routines emulate the System V forms  library.   They
104        were not supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.
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107 </PRE>
108 <H2>AUTHORS</H2><PRE>
109        Juergen  Pfeifer.   Manual  pages  and  adaptation for new
110        curses by Eric S. Raymond.
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114                                                      <STRONG><A HREF="form_new.3x.html">form_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
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