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Get the number of available display modes.

Header File

Defined in SDL_video.h


int SDL_GetNumDisplayModes(int displayIndex);

Function Parameters

displayIndex the index of the display to query

Return Value

Returns a number >= 1 on success or a negative error code on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


The displayIndex needs to be in the range from 0 to SDL_GetNumVideoDisplays() - 1.


This function is available since SDL 2.0.0.

See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryVideo

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