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Get a string property from a group of properties.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_properties.h>


const char * SDL_GetStringProperty(SDL_PropertiesID props, const char *name, const char *default_value);

Function Parameters

SDL_PropertiesID props the properties to query.
const char * name the name of the property to query.
const char * default_value the default value of the property.

Return Value

(const char *) Returns the value of the property, or default_value if it is not set or not a string property.


This returns temporary memory which will be automatically freed later, and can be claimed with SDL_ClaimTemporaryMemory().

Thread Safety

It is safe to call this function from any thread.


This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.

See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryProperties

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