form_field_attributes(3X)               form_field_attributes(3X)

NAME
       form_field_attributes  -  color  and attribute control for
       form fields

SYNOPSIS
       #include <form.h>
       int set_field_fore(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
       chtype field_fore(const FIELD *field);
       int set_field_back(FIELD *field, chtype attr);
       chtype field_back(const FIELD *field);
       int set_field_pad(FIELD *field, int pad);
       chtype field_pad(const FIELD *field);

DESCRIPTION
       The function set_field_fore sets the foreground  attribute
       of  field. This is the highlight used to display the field
       contents.  The function field_fore returns the  foreground
       attribute.  The default is A_STANDOUT.

       The  function set_field_back sets the background attribute
       of form. This is the highlight used to display the  extent
       fields  in  the form.  The function field_back returns the
       background attribute.  The default is A_NORMAL.

       The function set_field_pad sets the character used to fill
       the  field.   The  function  field_pad  returns  the given
       form's pad character.  The default is a blank.

RETURN VALUE
       These routines return one of the following:

       E_OK The routine succeeded.

       E_SYSTEM_ERROR
            System error occurred (see errno).

       E_BAD_ARGUMENT
            Routine detected an incorrect or  out-of-range  argu-
            ment.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3X)  and  3X  pages  whose  names begin "form_" for
       detailed descriptions of the entry points.

NOTES
       The header file <form.h> automatically includes the header
       file <curses.h>.

PORTABILITY
       These  routines  emulate the System V forms library.  They
       were not supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.

AUTHORS
       Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual  pages  and  adaptation  for  new
       curses by Eric S. Raymond.

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