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notcurses_multiselector - high level widget for selecting from a set


#include <notcurses/notcurses.h>

struct ncinput;
struct ncplane;
struct notcurses;
struct ncmultiselector;

struct ncmselector_item {
  char* option;
  char* desc;
  bool selected;

typedef struct ncmultiselector_options {
  char* title; // title may be NULL, inhibiting riser
  char* secondary; // secondary may be NULL
  char* footer; // footer may be NULL
  struct ncmselector_item* items; // initial items, statuses
  // default item (selected at start)
  unsigned defidx;
  // maximum number of options to display at once
  unsigned maxdisplay;
  // exhaustive styling options
  uint64_t opchannels;   // option channels
  uint64_t descchannels; // description channels
  uint64_t titlechannels;// title channels
  uint64_t footchannels; // secondary and footer channels
  uint64_t boxchannels;  // border channels
  unsigned flags;        // bitfield over NCMULTISELECTOR_OPTION_*
} ncmultiselector_options;

struct ncmultiselector* ncmultiselector_create(struct ncplane* n, const ncmultiselector_options* opts);

int ncmultiselector_selected(bool* selected, unsigned n);

struct ncplane* ncmultiselector_plane(struct ncmultiselector* n);

bool ncmultiselector_offer_input(struct ncmultiselector* n, const struct ncinput* nc);

void ncmultiselector_destroy(struct ncmultiselector* n);



The ncplane n provided to ncmultiselector_create must not be NULL. It will be freely resized by the new ncmultiselector.

ncmultiselector_selected returns the index of the option currently highlighted. It stores to the n-ary bitmap pointed to by selected based on the currently-selected options.

ncmultiselector_plane will return the ncplane on which the widget is drawn.

Input should be run through ncmultiselector_offer_input to take advantage of common controls. It will handle the up and down arrows, along with PageUp and PageDown. If the mouse is enabled, the mouse scrollwheel and mouse clicks on the scroll arrows will be handled.

ncmultiselector_destroy destroys the backing ncplane, as does ncmultiselector_create in the event of any error.


ncmultiselector_create returns NULL on an error, in which case the passed ncplane is destroyed.

ncmultiselector_selected returns -1 if there are no items, or if n is not equal to the number of items. It otherwise returns the index of the currently highlighted option, and writes a bitmap to selected based off the selected items.


notcurses(3), notcurses_input(3), notcurses_plane(3) notcurses_selector(3)