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Set a hint with normal priority.


SDL_bool SDL_SetHint(const char *name,
                     const char *value);

Function Parameters

name the hint to set
value the value of the hint variable

Return Value

Returns SDL_TRUE if the hint was set, SDL_FALSE otherwise.


Hints will not be set if there is an existing override hint or environment variable that takes precedence. You can use SDL_SetHintWithPriority() to set the hint with override priority instead.


This function is available since SDL 2.0.0.

CategoryAPI, CategoryHints

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