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Close and free an allocated SDL_RWops structure.


int SDL_RWclose(SDL_RWops *context);

Function Parameters

context SDL_RWops structure to close

Return Value

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


SDL_RWclose() closes and cleans up the SDL_RWops stream. It releases any resources used by the stream and frees the SDL_RWops itself with SDL_FreeRW(). This returns 0 on success, or -1 if the stream failed to flush to its output (e.g. to disk).

Note that if this fails to flush the stream to disk, this function reports an error, but the SDL_RWops is still invalid once this function returns.

Prior to SDL 2.0.10, this function was a macro.


This function is available since SDL 2.0.10.


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