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4.14 Menu Library

The menus library provides a nice extension to basic curses, through which you can create menus. It provides a set of functions to create menus. But they have to be customized to give a nicer look, with colors etc. Let’s get into the details.

A menu is a screen display that assists the user to choose some subset of a given set of items. To put it simple, a menu is a collection of items from which one or more items can be chosen. Some readers might not be aware of multiple item selection capability. The menu library provides functionality to write menus from which the user can chose more than one item as the preferred choice. This is dealt with in a later section. Now it is time for some rudiments.