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curs_inwchstr, inwchstr, inwchnstr, winwchstr, winwchnstr, mvinwchstr, mvinwchnstr, mvwinwchstr, mvwinwchnstr - get a string of wchar_t characters (and attributes) from a curses window


cc [ flag … ] file-lcurses [ library .. ]
#include <curses.h>

int inwchstr(chtype *wchstr);

int inwchnstr(chtype *wchstr, int n);

int winwchstr(WINDOW *win, chtype *wchstr);

int winwchnstr(WINDOW *win, chtype *wchstr, int n);

int mvinwchstr(int y, int x, chtype *wchstr);

int mvinwchnstr(int y, int x, chtype *wchstr, int n);

int mvwinwchstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, chtype *wchstr);

int mvwinwchnstr(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, chtype *wchstr, int n);


These routines return a string of type chtype, holding wchar_t characters, starting at the current cursor position in the named window and ending at the right margin of the window. The four functions with n as the last argument, return the string at most n wchar_t characters long. Constants defined in <curses.h> can be used with the logical AND (&) operator to extract the wchar_t character or the attribute alone from any position in the wchstr (see curs_inwch(3CURSES)).


All routines return the integer ERR upon failure and an integer value other than ERR upon successful completion.


See attributes(7) for a description of the following attributes:


curs_inwch(3CURSES), curses(3CURSES), attributes(7)


The header file <curses.h> automatically includes the header files <stdio.h>, <unctrl.h> and <widec.h>.

Note that all routines except winwchnstr() may be macros.

None of these routines can use the color attribute in chtype.

solaris/curs_inwchstr.3curses.txt · Last modified: 2023/07/19 08:58 by A User Not Logged in