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Get the position of the camera in relation to the system.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_camera.h>


SDL_CameraPosition SDL_GetCameraDevicePosition(SDL_CameraDeviceID instance_id);

Function Parameters

SDL_CameraDeviceID instance_id the camera device instance ID.

Return Value

(SDL_CameraPosition) Returns the position of the camera on the system hardware.


Most platforms will report UNKNOWN, but mobile devices, like phones, can often make a distinction between cameras on the front of the device (that points towards the user, for taking "selfies") and cameras on the back (for filming in the direction the user is facing).

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, CategoryCamera

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