vga_drawscansegment - Man Page

draw a horizontal line of pixels


#include <vga.h>

int vga_drawscansegment(unsigned char *colors, int x, int y, int length);


draws a horizontal line of length pixels starting at position (x, y). The colors drawn are taken from color[0] .. color[length - 1]. Svgalib versions prior to 1.2.10 required x, y, and length to be multiples of 8. This is no longer true. In high/truecolor modes, the length must be given in bytes, not pixels.

See Also

svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), vga_clear(3), vga_drawpixel(3), vga_drawline(3), vga_getpixel(3), vga_drawscanline(3), vga_getscansegment(3)


This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <>. The exact source of the referenced function as well as of the original documentation is unknown.

It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm Hanemaayer <>.

Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to this first version of the svgalib manual.

Referenced By

svgalib(7), vga_clear(3), vga_copytoplanar16(3), vga_copytoplanar256(3), vga_copytoplane(3), vga_drawline(3), vga_drawpixel(3), vga_drawscanline(3), vga_flip(3), vga_getpixel(3), vga_getscansegment(3).

27 July 1997 Svgalib (>= 1.2.11) Svgalib User Manual