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Open a HID device by its path name.


SDL_hid_device * SDL_hid_open_path(const char *path, int bExclusive /* = false */);

Function Parameters

path The path name of the device to open

Return Value

Returns a pointer to a SDL_hid_device object on success or NULL on failure.


The path name be determined by calling SDL_hid_enumerate(), or a platform-specific path name can be used (eg: /dev/hidraw0 on Linux).


This function is available since SDL 2.0.18.


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