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Get the properties associated with a window.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_video.h>


SDL_PropertiesID SDL_GetWindowProperties(SDL_Window *window);

Function Parameters

SDL_Window * window the window to query.

Return Value

(SDL_PropertiesID) Returns a valid property ID on success or 0 on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


The following read-only properties are provided by SDL:

On Android:

On iOS:


On macOS:

On Vivante:


On Windows:

On Wayland:

Note: The xdg_* window objects do not internally persist across window show/hide calls. They will be null if the window is hidden and must be queried each time it is shown.

On X11:


This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryVideo

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