menu_spacing - Control spacing between menu items.
int set_menu_spacing(MENU *menu,
int menu_spacing(const MENU *menu,
The function set_menu_spacing sets the spacing informa-
tions for the menu. spc_description controls the number
of spaces between an item name and an item description. It
must not be larger than TABSIZE. The menu system puts in
the middle of this spacing area the pad character. The
remaining parts are filled with spaces. spc_rows controls
the number of rows that are used for an item. It must not
be larger than 3. The menu system inserts then blank lines
between item rows, these lines will contain the pad char-
acter in the appropriate positions. spc_columns controls
the number of blanks between columns of items. It must not
be larger than TABSIZE. A value of 0 for all the spacing
values resets them to the default, which is 1 for all of
The function menu_spacing passes back the spacing info for
the menu. If a pointer is NULL, this specific info is sim-
ply not returned.
Both routines return E_OK on success. set_menu_spacing may
return E_POSTED if the menu is posted, or E_BAD_ARGUMENT
if one of the spacing values is out of range.
The header file <menu.h> automatically includes the header
These routines are specific to ncurses. They were not
supported on Version 7, BSD or System V implementations.
It is recommended that any code depending on them be con-
ditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.
Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new
curses by Eric S. Raymond.
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