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Open a HID device using a Vendor ID (VID), Product ID (PID) and optionally a serial number.


SDL_hid_device * SDL_hid_open(unsigned short vendor_id, unsigned short product_id, const wchar_t *serial_number);

Function Parameters

vendor_id The Vendor ID (VID) of the device to open.
product_id The Product ID (PID) of the device to open.
serial_number The Serial Number of the device to open (Optionally NULL).

Return Value

Returns a pointer to a SDL_hid_device object on success or NULL on failure.


If serial_number is NULL, the first device with the specified VID and PID is opened.


This function is available since SDL 2.0.18.


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