poll_mouse man page

poll_mouse — Polls the mouse. Allegro game programming library.

Synopsis

#include <allegro.h>

int poll_mouse();

Description

Wherever possible, Allegro will read the mouse input asynchronously (ie.  from inside an interrupt handler), but on some platforms that may not be  possible, in which case you must call this routine at regular intervals  to update the mouse state variables. To help you test your mouse polling  code even if you are programming on a platform that doesn't require it,  after the first time that you call this function Allegro will switch into  polling mode, so from that point onwards you will have to call this  routine in order to get any mouse input at all, regardless of whether the  current driver actually needs to be polled or not.

Return Value

Returns zero on success, or a negative number on failure (ie. no mouse  driver installed).

See Also

mouse_needs_poll(3), install_mouse(3), mouse_x(3), exlights(3), exmouse(3), exshade(3), exspline(3), extrans(3)

Referenced By

exlights(3), exmouse(3), exshade(3), exspline(3), extrans(3), install_mouse(3), mouse_needs_poll(3), mouse_x(3).

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