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Get the data from clipboard for a given mime type


void* SDL_GetClipboardData(const char *mime_type, size_t *size);

Function Parameters

mime_type The mime type to read from the clipboard
size A pointer filled in with the length of the returned data

Return Value

Returns the retrieved data buffer or NULL on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information. Caller must call SDL_free() on the returned pointer when done with it.


The size of text data does not include the terminator, but the text is guaranteed to be null terminated.


This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.


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