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43 <H1 class="no-header">menu_new 3x</H1>
44 <PRE>
45 <STRONG><A HREF="menu_new.3x.html">menu_new(3x)</A></STRONG>                                                      <STRONG><A HREF="menu_new.3x.html">menu_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
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50 </PRE><H2><a name="h2-NAME">NAME</a></H2><PRE>
51        <STRONG>new_menu</STRONG>, <STRONG>free_menu</STRONG> - create and destroy menus
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54 </PRE><H2><a name="h2-SYNOPSIS">SYNOPSIS</a></H2><PRE>
55        <STRONG>#include</STRONG> <STRONG>&lt;menu.h&gt;</STRONG>
56
57        <STRONG>MENU</STRONG> <STRONG>*new_menu(ITEM</STRONG> <STRONG>**</STRONG><EM>items</EM><STRONG>);</STRONG>
58        <STRONG>int</STRONG> <STRONG>free_menu(MENU</STRONG> <STRONG>*</STRONG><EM>menu</EM><STRONG>);</STRONG>
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61 </PRE><H2><a name="h2-DESCRIPTION">DESCRIPTION</a></H2><PRE>
62        The  function <STRONG>new_menu</STRONG> creates a new menu connected to a specified item
63        pointer array (which must be <STRONG>NULL</STRONG>-terminated).
64
65        The function <STRONG>free_menu</STRONG> disconnects <EM>menu</EM> from its item array  and  frees
66        the storage allocated for the menu.
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69 </PRE><H2><a name="h2-RETURN-VALUE">RETURN VALUE</a></H2><PRE>
70        The  function  <STRONG>new_menu</STRONG> returns <STRONG>NULL</STRONG> on error.  It sets <STRONG>errno</STRONG> according
71        to the function's failure:
72
73        <STRONG>E_NOT_CONNECTED</STRONG>
74             No items are connected to the menu.
75
76        <STRONG>E_SYSTEM_ERROR</STRONG>
77             System error occurred, e.g., malloc failure.
78
79        The function <STRONG>free_menu</STRONG> returns one of the following:
80
81        <STRONG>E_OK</STRONG> The routine succeeded.
82
83        <STRONG>E_SYSTEM_ERROR</STRONG>
84             System error occurred (see <STRONG>errno(3)</STRONG>).
85
86        <STRONG>E_BAD_ARGUMENT</STRONG>
87             Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
88
89        <STRONG>E_POSTED</STRONG>
90             The menu has already been posted.
91
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93 </PRE><H2><a name="h2-SEE-ALSO">SEE ALSO</a></H2><PRE>
94        <STRONG><A HREF="ncurses.3x.html">curses(3x)</A></STRONG>, <STRONG><A HREF="menu.3x.html">menu(3x)</A></STRONG>.
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97 </PRE><H2><a name="h2-NOTES">NOTES</a></H2><PRE>
98        The  header  file  <STRONG>&lt;menu.h&gt;</STRONG>  automatically  includes  the  header  file
99        <STRONG>&lt;curses.h&gt;</STRONG>.
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102 </PRE><H2><a name="h2-PORTABILITY">PORTABILITY</a></H2><PRE>
103        These  routines  emulate  the  System  V  menu  library.  They were not
104        supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.
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107 </PRE><H2><a name="h2-AUTHORS">AUTHORS</a></H2><PRE>
108        Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S.
109        Raymond.
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113                                                                   <STRONG><A HREF="menu_new.3x.html">menu_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
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