form_new(3X)                                         form_new(3X)

NAME
       form_new - create and destroy forms

SYNOPSIS
       #include <form.h>
       FORM *new_form(FIELD **fields);
       int free_form(FORM *form);

DESCRIPTION
       The  function  new_form  creates a new form connected to a
       specified field pointer array (which must  be  NULL-termi-
       nated).

       The  function  free_form  disconnects  form from its field
       array and frees the storage allocated for the form.

RETURN VALUE
       The function new_form returns NULL on error.

       The function free_form returns 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.

       E_POSTED
            The form has already been posted.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3X), form(3X).

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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