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Simple DirectMedia Layer
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* \file SDL_metal.h
* Header file for functions to creating Metal layers and views on SDL windows.
#ifndef SDL_metal_h_
#define SDL_metal_h_
#include "SDL_video.h"
#include "begin_code.h"
/* Set up for C function definitions, even when using C++ */
#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
* \brief A handle to a CAMetalLayer-backed NSView (macOS) or UIView (iOS/tvOS).
* \note This can be cast directly to an NSView or UIView.
typedef void *SDL_MetalView;
* \name Metal support functions
/* @{ */
* \brief Create a CAMetalLayer-backed NSView/UIView and attach it to the
* specified window.
* On macOS, this does *not* associate a MTLDevice with the CAMetalLayer on its
* own. It is up to user code to do that.
* The returned handle can be casted directly to a NSView or UIView, and the
* CAMetalLayer can be accessed from the view's 'layer' property.
* \code
* SDL_MetalView metalview = SDL_Metal_CreateView(window);
* UIView *uiview = (__bridge UIView *)metalview;
* CAMetalLayer *metallayer = (CAMetalLayer *)uiview.layer;
* // [...]
* SDL_Metal_DestroyView(metalview);
* \endcode
* \sa SDL_Metal_DestroyView
extern DECLSPEC SDL_MetalView SDLCALL SDL_Metal_CreateView(SDL_Window * window);
* \brief Destroy an existing SDL_MetalView object.
* This should be called before SDL_DestroyWindow, if SDL_Metal_CreateView was
* called after SDL_CreateWindow.
* \sa SDL_Metal_CreateView
extern DECLSPEC void SDLCALL SDL_Metal_DestroyView(SDL_MetalView view);
/* @} *//* Metal support functions */
/* Ends C function definitions when using C++ */
#ifdef __cplusplus
#include "close_code.h"
#endif /* SDL_metal_h_ */