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Creates a new surface identical to the existing surface.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_surface.h>


SDL_Surface * SDL_DuplicateSurface(SDL_Surface *surface);

Function Parameters

SDL_Surface * surface the surface to duplicate.

Return Value

(SDL_Surface *) Returns a copy of the surface or NULL on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


The returned surface should be freed with SDL_DestroySurface().


This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.

See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategorySurface

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