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(This is the legacy documentation for stable SDL2, the current stable version; SDL3 is the current development version.)


Load all the data from a file path.


void* SDL_LoadFile(const char *file, size_t *datasize);

Function Parameters

file the path to read all available data from
datasize if not NULL, will store the number of bytes read

Return Value

Returns the data, or NULL if there was an error.


The data is allocated with a zero byte at the end (null terminated) for convenience. This extra byte is not included in the value reported via datasize.

The data should be freed with SDL_free().

Prior to SDL 2.0.10, this function was a macro wrapping around SDL_LoadFile_RW.


This function is available since SDL 2.0.10.


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