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Get the name of a mouse.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_mouse.h>


const char* SDL_GetMouseInstanceName(SDL_MouseID instance_id);

Function Parameters

SDL_MouseID instance_id the mouse instance ID.

Return Value

(const char *) Returns the name of the selected mouse, or NULL on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


This function returns "" if the mouse doesn't have a name.

The returned string follows the SDL_GetStringRule.


This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.

See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryMouse

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