MVSCANW(3XCURSES) X/Open Curses Library Functions MVSCANW(3XCURSES)

mvscanw, mvwscanw, scanw, wscanw - convert formatted input from a window

cc [ flag... ] file... -I /usr/xpg4/include  -L  /usr/xpg4/lib \
 -R  /usr/xpg4/lib  -lcurses  [ library... ]
c89 [ flag... ] file... -lcurses [ library... ]
#include <curses.h>
int mvscanw(int y, int x, char *fmt, ...);

int mvwscanw(WINDOW *win, int y, int x, char *fmt, ...);

int scanw(char *fmt, ...);

int wscanw(WINDOW *win, char *fmt, ...);

Is the y (row) coordinate of the position of the character to be read.


Is the x (column) coordinate of the position of the character to be read.


Is a scanf() format string.


Is a pointer to the window in which the character is to be read.

These functions are similar to scanf(3C). Their effect is as though mvwgetstr(3XCURSES) were called to get a multi-byte character string from the current or specified window at the current or specified cursor position, and then sscanf() were used to interpret and convert that string.

Upon successful completion, these functions return OK. Otherwise, they return ERR.

No errors are defined.

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Standard
MT-Level Unsafe

getnstr(3XCURSES), libcurses(3XCURSES), printw(3XCURSES), scanf(3C), wcstombs(3C), attributes(5), standards(5)

June 5, 2002 OmniOS