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int slk_init(int fmt); int slk_set(int labnum, char label, int fmt); int slk_refresh(void); int slk_noutrefresh(void); char slk_label(int labnum); int slk_clear(void); int slk_restore(void); int slk_touch(void); int slk_attron(chtype attrs); int slk_attrset(chtype attrs); int slk_attroff(chtype attrs);
To use soft labels, the slk_init routine must be called before initscr or newterm is called. If initscr eventually uses a line from stdscr to emulate the soft labels, then fmt determines how the labels are arranged on the screen. Setting fmt to 0 indicates a 3-2-3 arrangement of the labels; 1 indicates a 4-4 arrangement.
With the slk_set routine, labnum is the label number, from 1 to 8. label is the string to be put on the label, up to eight characters in length. A null string or a null pointer sets up a blank label. fmt is either 0, 1, or 2, indicating whether the label is to be left-justified, centered, or right-justified, respectively, within the label.
The slk_refresh and slk_noutrefresh routines correspond to the wrefresh and wnoutrefresh routines.
With the slk_label routine, the current label for label number labnum is returned with leading and trailing blanks stripped.
With the slk_clear routine, the soft labels are cleared from the screen.
With the slk_restore routine, the soft labels are restored to the screen after a slk_clear is performed.
With the slk_touch routine, all the soft labels are forced to be output the next time a slk_noutrefresh is performed.
The slk_attron, slk_attrset and slk_attroff routines correspond to attron, attrset, and attroff. They have an effect only if soft labels are simulated on the bottom line of the screen.
slk_label returns NULL on error.
Most applications would use slk_noutrefresh because a wrefresh is likely to follow soon.