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(This function is part of SDL_image, a separate library from SDL.)


Load an XPM image from a memory array.

Header File

Defined in SDL_image.h


SDL_Surface * IMG_ReadXPMFromArrayToRGB888(char **xpm);

Function Parameters

xpm a null-terminated array of strings that comprise XPM data.

Return Value

Returns a new SDL surface, or NULL on error.


The returned surface will always be a 32-bit RGB surface. If you want 8-bit indexed colors (and the XPM data allows it), use IMG_ReadXPMFromArray() instead.

When done with the returned surface, the app should dispose of it with a call to SDL_DestroySurface().


This function is available since SDL_image 3.0.0.

See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction

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