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Get the desktop area represented by a display.


int SDL_GetDisplayBounds(int displayIndex, SDL_Rect * rect);

Function Parameters


the index of the display to query


the SDL_Rect structure filled in with the display bounds

Return Value

Returns 0 on success or a negative error code on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


The primary display (displayIndex zero) is always located at 0,0.

Code Examples

SDL_Rect r;
if (SDL_GetDisplayBounds(0, &r) != 0) {
    SDL_Log("SDL_GetDisplayBounds failed: %s", SDL_GetError());
    return 1;

CategoryAPI, CategoryVideo

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