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Get the name of the current camera driver.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_camera.h>


const char* SDL_GetCurrentCameraDriver(void);

Return Value

(const char *) Returns the name of the current camera driver or NULL if no driver has been initialized.


The names of drivers are all simple, low-ASCII identifiers, like "v4l2", "coremedia" or "android". These never have Unicode characters, and are not meant to be proper names.

The returned string follows the SDL_GetStringRule.

Thread Safety

It is safe to call this function from any thread.


This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryCamera

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