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Get information about a specific display mode.

Header File

Defined in SDL_video.h


int SDL_GetDisplayMode(int displayIndex, int modeIndex,
                   SDL_DisplayMode * mode);

Function Parameters

int displayIndex the index of the display to query.
int modeIndex the index of the display mode to query.
SDL_DisplayMode * mode an SDL_DisplayMode structure filled in with the mode at modeIndex.

Return Value

(int) Returns 0 on success or a negative error code on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


The display modes are sorted in this priority:


This function is available since SDL 2.0.0.

See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryVideo

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