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Basicmenu Library

Basicmenu is a an open source library coded in C, allows the programmer to create and display a menu easily in his/her console application on linux and mac os x, works with C/C++ programs.

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BasicMenu Library


There is no installation required, you need just to download the basicmenu.h file, include it in your code then start use the libray :)

#include "basicmenu.h"

Essential functions

To use this library , you have just to learn about some basic functions

1. Start the basic menu library

First you need to tell the program that uses the library to do this, invoke startBasicMenu() function in the beginning of the main.

2. Create and initialize a new menu

To create a new menu you need to declare it with its type:

custom_Menu* mymenu;

To initialize it with the init_new_menu() function:

init_new_menu (&mymenu);

3. Add a new item to the menu

Any menu, needs to have at least tow items, to add a new item to the menu use the addNewItem() function:

addNewItem (&mymenu , "Choice number one!");
addNewItem (&mymenu , "Choice number tow!");

You can add unlimited number of items, but be careful to don’t exceed the console size :) see the TODO list.

4. Put and display a menu into the program

To display the menu you need to invoke the put_menu() function. example: Link


  • Allow the programmer to add unlimited items to the menu.
  • Add a scroll menu option.
  • Add the maximum of items to shown on the menu.

for more functions and examples please visit the documentation

Are you a developer? Fork me on GitHub, I’ll be very happy to take pull requests from others, Go ahead and fork me.


for code documentation please visit Documentation page

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