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Set a string property in a group of properties.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_properties.h>


int SDL_SetStringProperty(SDL_PropertiesID props, const char *name, const char *value);

Function Parameters

SDL_PropertiesID props the properties to modify.
const char * name the name of the property to modify.
const char * value the new value of the property, or NULL to delete the property.

Return Value

(int) Returns 0 on success or a negative error code on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


This function makes a copy of the string; the caller does not have to preserve the data after this call completes.

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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