curs_add_wch 3x

curs_add_wch(3x)                                       curs_add_wch(3x)


       add_wch,   wadd_wch,  mvadd_wch,  mvwadd_wch,  echo_wchar,
       wecho_wchar - add a complex character and rendition  to  a
       curses window, then advance the cursor


       #include <curses.h>

       int add_wch( const cchar_t *wch );
       int wadd_wch( WINDOW *win, const cchar_t *wch );
       int mvadd_wch( int y, int x, const cchar_t *wch );
       int  mvwadd_wch(  WINDOW *win, int y, int x, const cchar_t
       *wch );
       int echo_wchar( const cchar_t *wch );
       int wecho_wchar( WINDOW *win, const cchar_t *wch );


       The add_wch, wadd_wch, mvadd_wch, and mvwadd_wch functions
       put the complex character wch into the given window at its
       current position, which is then advanced.  These functions
       perform  wrapping and special-character processing as fol-

       o   If wch refers to a spacing character, then any  previ-
           ous  character  at  that  location  is removed.  A new
           character specified by wch is placed at that  location
           with  rendition  specified  by  wch.   The cursor then
           advances to the next spacing character on the screen.

       o   If wch refers to a non-spacing character, all previous
           characters  at  that location are preserved.  The non-
           spacing characters of wch are  added  to  the  spacing
           complex  character, and the rendition specified by wch
           is ignored.

       o   If the character  part  of  wch  is  a  tab,  newline,
           backspace  or  other  control character, the window is
           updated and the cursor moves as if addch were called.

       The echo_wchar function is functionally  equivalent  to  a
       call to add_wch followed by a call to refresh.  Similarly,
       the wecho_wchar is functionally equivalent to  a  call  to
       wadd_wch  followed  by  a call to wrefresh.  The knowledge
       that only a single character is being output is taken into
       consideration and, for non-control characters, a consider-
       able performance gain might be seen by  using  the  *echo*
       functions instead of their equivalents.


       All routines return the integer ERR upon failure and OK on

       Functions with a "mv" prefix first perform a cursor  move-
       ment  using  wmove, and return an error if the position is
       outside the window, or if the window pointer is null.


       Note that add_wch, mvadd_wch, mvwadd_wch,  and  echo_wchar
       may be macros.


       All  these functions are described in the XSI Curses stan-
       dard, Issue 4.  The defaults specified  for  forms-drawing
       characters apply in the POSIX locale.

       XSI  documents  constants  beginning  with WACS_ which are
       used for line-drawing.  Those  are  not  currently  imple-
       mented in ncurses.


       curses(3x), curs_addch(3x), curs_attr(3x), curs_clear(3x),
       curs_outopts(3x), curs_refresh(3x), putwc(3)


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