include/SDL_hints.h
author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:30:40 -0800
changeset 8144 855b1d6d7d8e
parent 8071 1ac2db4abe11
child 8149 681eb46b8ac4
permissions -rw-r--r--
Add a new hint SDL_HINT_VIDEO_WINDOW_SHARE_PIXEL_FORMAT that allows SDL_CreateWindowFrom() to set the pixel format of another SDL_Window (and also will set the SDL_WINDOW_OPENGL flag on the window created with SDL_CreateWindowFrom()).

The reasoning behind this change is that source2 in -tools mode has a single OpenGL context that is used with multiple different windows. Some of those windows are created outside the engine (i.e. with Qt) and therefore we need to use SDL_CreateWindowFrom() to get an SDL_Window for those. The requirement for sharing an OpenGL context across multiple different windows is that each window has the same pixel format. To facilitate this, I now set SDL_HINT_VIDEO_WINDOW_SHARE_PIXEL_FORMAT for the main window before calling SDL_CreateWindowFrom(). When I do this, SDL_CreateWindowFrom() will:

1. Set the pixel format of the returned window to the same pixel format as this SDL_Window passed in with the hint
2. The flag SDL_WINDOW_OPENGL will be set on the new window so it can be used for OpenGL rendering.

I only currently implemented this for Win32/WGL so implementing it for other platforms (i.e. X11) remains a TODO.

CR: SamL

Some pseudocode that shows how this is used in Source2:

HWND hExternalHwnd; // HWND that was established outside of SDL

// Create main window (happens inside platwindow.cpp)
SDL_Window *mainWindow = SDL_CreateWindow( , SDL_WINDOW_OPENGL .. );
// Create GL context, happens inside rendersystemgl
SDL_GLContext onlyContext = SDL_GL_CreateContext( mainWindow );

// Now I need to create another window from hEternalHwnd for my swap chain that will have the same pixel format as mainWindow, so set the hint
SDL_SetHint( SDL_HINT_VIDEO_WINDOW_SHARE_PIXEL_FORMAT, CFmtStr( %p, mainWindow) );

// Create the secondary window. This returned window will have SDL_WINDOW_OPENGL set and share a pixel format with mainWindow from the hint
SDL_Window *secondaryWindow = SDL_CreateWindowFrom( hExternalHwnd );

// To render to the main window:
SDL_GL_MakeCurrent( mainWindow, onlyContext );
// Do some rendering to main window

// To render to the secondary window:
SDL_GLMakeCurrent( secondaryWindow, onlyContext );
// Do some rendering to secondary window
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/*
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  Copyright (C) 1997-2013 Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
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  Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
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  1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
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  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.
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/**
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 *  \file SDL_hints.h
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 *
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 *  Official documentation for SDL configuration variables
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 *
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 *  This file contains functions to set and get configuration hints,
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 *  as well as listing each of them alphabetically.
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 *
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 *  The convention for naming hints is SDL_HINT_X, where "SDL_X" is
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 *  the environment variable that can be used to override the default.
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 *
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 *  In general these hints are just that - they may or may not be
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 *  supported or applicable on any given platform, but they provide
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 *  a way for an application or user to give the library a hint as
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 *  to how they would like the library to work.
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 */
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#ifndef _SDL_hints_h
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#define _SDL_hints_h
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#include "SDL_stdinc.h"
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#include "begin_code.h"
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/* Set up for C function definitions, even when using C++ */
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#ifdef __cplusplus
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extern "C" {
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#endif
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/**
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 *  \brief  A variable controlling how 3D acceleration is used to accelerate the SDL screen surface.
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 *    "1"       - Enable 3D acceleration, using the default renderer.
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 *    "X"       - Enable 3D acceleration, using X where X is one of the valid rendering drivers.  (e.g. "direct3d", "opengl", etc.)
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 */
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#define SDL_HINT_FRAMEBUFFER_ACCELERATION   "SDL_FRAMEBUFFER_ACCELERATION"
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/**
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 *  \brief  A variable specifying which render driver to use.
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 */
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#define SDL_HINT_RENDER_DRIVER              "SDL_RENDER_DRIVER"
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#define SDL_HINT_RENDER_OPENGL_SHADERS      "SDL_RENDER_OPENGL_SHADERS"
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#define SDL_HINT_RENDER_DIRECT3D_THREADSAFE "SDL_RENDER_DIRECT3D_THREADSAFE"
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#define SDL_HINT_RENDER_SCALE_QUALITY       "SDL_RENDER_SCALE_QUALITY"
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#define SDL_HINT_RENDER_VSYNC               "SDL_RENDER_VSYNC"
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#define SDL_HINT_VIDEO_X11_XVIDMODE         "SDL_VIDEO_X11_XVIDMODE"
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#define SDL_HINT_VIDEO_X11_XINERAMA         "SDL_VIDEO_X11_XINERAMA"
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#define SDL_HINT_VIDEO_X11_XRANDR           "SDL_VIDEO_X11_XRANDR"
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#define SDL_HINT_GRAB_KEYBOARD              "SDL_GRAB_KEYBOARD"
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#define SDL_HINT_MOUSE_RELATIVE_MODE_WARP    "SDL_MOUSE_RELATIVE_MODE_WARP"
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#define SDL_HINT_VIDEO_MINIMIZE_ON_FOCUS_LOSS   "SDL_VIDEO_MINIMIZE_ON_FOCUS_LOSS"
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#define SDL_HINT_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_SPACES   "SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_SPACES"
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#define SDL_HINT_IDLE_TIMER_DISABLED "SDL_IOS_IDLE_TIMER_DISABLED"
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#define SDL_HINT_ORIENTATIONS "SDL_IOS_ORIENTATIONS"
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 *  \brief  A variable controlling whether an Android built-in accelerometer should be
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#define SDL_HINT_ACCEL_AS_JOY "SDL_ACCEL_AS_JOY"
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#define SDL_HINT_XINPUT_ENABLED "SDL_XINPUT_ENABLED"
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#define SDL_HINT_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG "SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG"
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#define SDL_HINT_JOYSTICK_ALLOW_BACKGROUND_EVENTS "SDL_JOYSTICK_ALLOW_BACKGROUND_EVENTS"
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 *  \brief If set to 0 then never set the top most bit on a SDL Window, even if the video mode expects it.
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 *  http://randomascii.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/windows-timer-resolution-megawatts-wasted/
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#define SDL_HINT_TIMER_RESOLUTION "SDL_TIMER_RESOLUTION"
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 *  \brief If set to 1, then do not allow high-DPI windows. ("Retina" on Mac)
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#define SDL_HINT_VIDEO_HIGHDPI_DISABLED "SDL_VIDEO_HIGHDPI_DISABLED"
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 *  \brief A variable that determines whether ctrl+click should generate a right-click event on Mac
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#define SDL_HINT_MAC_CTRL_CLICK_EMULATE_RIGHT_CLICK "SDL_MAC_CTRL_CLICK_EMULATE_RIGHT_CLICK"
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/**
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*  \brief  A variable specifying which shader compiler to preload when using the Chrome ANGLE binaries
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*  can use two different sets of binaries, those compiled by the user from source
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*  or those provided by the Chrome browser. In the later case, these binaries require
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*  that SDL loads 
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*  This variable can be set to the following values:
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*    "d3dcompiler_46.dll" - default, best for Vista or later.
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*    "d3dcompiler_43.dll" - for XP support.
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*    "none" - do not load any library, useful if you compiled ANGLE from source and included the compiler in your binaries.
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*
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*/
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#define SDL_HINT_VIDEO_WIN_D3DCOMPILER              "SDL_VIDEO_WIN_D3DCOMPILER"
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*  \brief  A variable that is the address of another SDL_Window* (as a hex string formatted with "%p").
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*  
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*  If this hint is set before SDL_CreateWindowFrom() and the SDL_Window* it is set to has
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*  SDL_WINDOW_OPENGL set (and running on WGL only, currently), then two things will occur on the newly 
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*  created SDL_Window:
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*  1. Its pixel format will be set to the same pixel format as this SDL_Window.  This is
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*  needed for example when sharing an OpenGL context across multiple windows.
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*
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*  OpenGL rendering.
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*
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*    The address (as a string "%p") of the SDL_Window* that new windows created with SDL_CreateWindowFrom() should
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*    share a pixel format with.
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*/
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#define SDL_HINT_VIDEO_WINDOW_SHARE_PIXEL_FORMAT    "SDL_VIDEO_WINDOW_SHARE_PIXEL_FORMAT"
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 *  \brief  An enumeration of hint priorities
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typedef enum
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{
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    SDL_HINT_DEFAULT,
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    SDL_HINT_NORMAL,
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    SDL_HINT_OVERRIDE
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} SDL_HintPriority;
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 *  \brief Set a hint with a specific priority
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 *
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 *  has a value.  Hints will replace existing hints of their priority and
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extern DECLSPEC SDL_bool SDLCALL SDL_SetHintWithPriority(const char *name,
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                                                         const char *value,
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                                                         SDL_HintPriority priority);
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 *  \brief Set a hint with normal priority
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 */
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                                             const char *value);
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extern DECLSPEC const char * SDLCALL SDL_GetHint(const char *name);
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 */
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typedef void (*SDL_HintCallback)(void *userdata, const char *name, const char *oldValue, const char *newValue);
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extern DECLSPEC void SDLCALL SDL_AddHintCallback(const char *name,
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                                                 SDL_HintCallback callback,
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                                                 void *userdata);
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 *  \brief Remove a function watching a particular hint
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extern DECLSPEC void SDLCALL SDL_DelHintCallback(const char *name,
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                                                 SDL_HintCallback callback,
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                                                 void *userdata);
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 */
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extern DECLSPEC void SDLCALL SDL_ClearHints(void);
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/* Ends C function definitions when using C++ */
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#ifdef __cplusplus
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}
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#endif
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#include "close_code.h"
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#endif /* _SDL_hints_h */
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