menu_spacing(3X)                                 menu_spacing(3X)

NAME
       menu_spacing - Control spacing between menu items.

SYNOPSIS
       #include <menu.h>
       int set_menu_spacing(MENU *menu,
                            int spc_description
                            int spc_rows,
                            int spc_columns);
       int menu_spacing(const MENU *menu,
                        int* spc_description
                        int* spc_rows,
                        int* spc_columns);

DESCRIPTION
       The  function  set_menu_spacing  sets the spacing informa-
       tions for the menu.  spc_description controls  the  number
       of spaces between an item name and an item description. It
       must not be larger than TABSIZE. The menu system  puts  in
       the  middle  of  this  spacing area the pad character. The
       remaining parts are filled with spaces.  spc_rows controls
       the  number of rows that are used for an item. It must not
       be larger than 3. The menu system inserts then blank lines
       between  item rows, these lines will contain the pad char-
       acter in the appropriate positions.  spc_columns  controls
       the number of blanks between columns of items. It must not
       be larger than TABSIZE.  A value of 0 for all the  spacing
       values  resets  them to the default, which is 1 for all of
       them.
       The function menu_spacing passes back the spacing info for
       the menu. If a pointer is NULL, this specific info is sim-
       ply not returned.

RETURN VALUE
       Both routines return E_OK on success. set_menu_spacing may
       return  E_POSTED  if the menu is posted, or E_BAD_ARGUMENT
       if one of the spacing values is out of range.

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

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

PORTABILITY
       These  routines  are  specific  to ncurses.  They were not
       supported on Version 7, BSD or System  V  implementations.
       It  is recommended that any code depending on them be con-
       ditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.

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

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