SDL_Flip man page

SDL_Flip — Swaps screen buffers


#include "SDL.h"

int SDL_Flip(SDL_Surface *screen);


On hardware that supports double-buffering, this function sets up a flip and returns. The hardware will wait for vertical retrace, and then swap video buffers before the next video surface blit or lock will return. On hardware that doesn't support double-buffering, this is equivalent to calling SDL_UpdateRect(screen, 0, 0, 0, 0)

The SDL_DOUBLEBUF flag must have been passed to SDL_SetVideoMode, when setting the video mode for this function to perform hardware flipping.

Return Value

This function returns 0 if successful, or -1 if there was an error.

See Also

SDL_SetVideoMode, SDL_UpdateRect, SDL_Surface


SDL SDL API Reference Tue 11 Sep 2001, 23:01