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Get a human-readable name for a key.


const char* SDL_GetKeyName(SDL_Keycode key);

Function Parameters

key the desired SDL_Keycode to query

Return Value

Returns a pointer to a UTF-8 string that stays valid at least until the next call to this function. If you need it around any longer, you must copy it. If the key doesn't have a name, this function returns an empty string ("").


See SDL_Scancode and SDL_Keycode for details.


This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.

CategoryAPI, CategoryKeyboard, CategoryDraft

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