# wresize 3x

**wresize(3x)** **wresize(3x)**

## NAME

**wresize** - resize a curses window

## SYNOPSIS

**#include** **<curses.h>**
**int** **wresize(WINDOW** ***win,** **int** **lines,** **int** **columns);**

## DESCRIPTION

The **wresize** function reallocates storage for an **ncurses**
window to adjust its dimensions to the specified values.
If either dimension is larger than the current values, the
window's data is filled with blanks that have the current
background rendition (as set by **wbkgdset**) merged into
them.

## RETURN VALUE

The function returns the integer **ERR** upon failure and **OK**
on success. It will fail if either of the dimensions less
than or equal to zero, or if an error occurs while
(re)allocating memory for the window.

## NOTES

The only restriction placed on the dimensions is that they
be greater than zero. The dimensions are not compared to
**curses** screen dimensions to simplify the logic of
**resizeterm**. The caller must ensure that the window's
dimensions fit within the actual screen dimensions.

## SEE ALSO

**resizeterm(3x)**.

## AUTHOR

Thomas Dickey (from an equivalent function written in 1988
for BSD curses).
**wresize(3x)**

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