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AIX Version 4.3 Base Operating System and Extensions Technical Reference, Volume 2

slk_noutrefresh Subroutine


Updates the soft labels on the virtual screen.


Curses Library (libcurses.a)


#include <curses.h>


The slk_noutrefresh subroutine updates the soft function-key labels on the virtual screen. These labels appear at the bottom of the screen and give applications, such as editors, a more user-friendly look. This subroutine is useful for updating multiple labels. You can use the slk_noutrefresh subroutine to update all soft labels on the virtual screen with no updates to the physic al screen. To update the physical screen, use the slk_refresh or refresh subroutine.


To refresh soft label 8 on the virtual screen but not on the physical screen, use:

slk_set(8, "Insert", 1);

Implementation Specifics

This subroutine is part of Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.

Related Information

The slk_init subroutine, slk_refresh subroutine, wrefresh subroutine.

Curses Overview for Programming, Manipulating Video Attributes, List of Curses Subroutines in AIX Version 4.3 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs.

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