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cpp-sdl2

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Basic C++17 bindings to SDL2, implemented as an header-only library

Documentation

This project uses doxygen for its documentation, you can find it here.

Usage

This library has been written in C++17. It should work out of the box with any modern compiler, but you may need to set some flags (gcc, clang, msvc). If you use the cmake target, this will be done automatically.

This library is header-only, meaning that there is no build step. You only need to make the sources directory visible to your compiler, and replace your SDL.h include by #include <cpp-sdl2/sdl.hpp. You still need to have SDL2 be visible and properly linked.

Configuration flags

Some SDL2 features require external libraries. Since we want to be as compatible as possible out of the box, those are behind #define flags. Those flags must be defined before any include to the library.

You can either define those flags yourself, or use the cmake options with the same name, which will add those flags to your compiler definitions list.

CPP_SDL2_ENABLE_OPENGL

This flag enables opengl features around windows. Note that you still need an opengl loader, like glew, gl3w, glad, or epoxy.

CPP_SDL2_ENABLE_VULKAN

This flag enable vulkan features around window. It's intended to be uses with nvidia's (now standard) vulkan.hpp header. You still need a vulkan runtime and a recent version of the vulkan sdk.

CPP_SDL2_ENABLE_SDL_IMAGE

This uses the SDL2_Image library to load surfaces more easily. You still need to have the library installed and visible.

CPP_SDL2_DISABLE_EXCEPTIONS

cpp-sdl2 uses exceptions very conservatively, and most of them indicate a failure that it probably not recoverable. Correctly used, this library shouldn't throw any exception. If you still need to disable exceptions, this flag will replace exceptions by a log to stderr followed by an abort().

Dependencies

Mandatory

  • SDL2
  • A C++17 capable compiler

Optional

  • SDL2_image
  • OpenGL
  • Vulkan

SDL versions from 2.0.8 to 2.0.12 have been tested and should work.

Example

#include <cpp-sdl2/sdl.hpp>
#include <iostream>

#include <cstdlib> // Using C-style rand
#include <ctime>

int main([[maybe_unused]] int argc, [[maybe_unused]] char* argv[])
{
    std::srand(static_cast<unsigned>(std::time(nullptr)));
    
    // The following objects manages the lifetime of SDL resources RAII style
    
    sdl::Root root{SDL_INIT_EVENTS};
    sdl::Window window{"Random Colors", {600, 600}};
    
    sdl::Renderer renderer = window.make_renderer();
    
    sdl::Color background = sdl::Color::Black();
    
    bool done = false;
    bool redraw = true;
    
    while (!done)
    {
        if (redraw)
        {
            renderer.clear(background);
            renderer.present();
            redraw = false;
        }
        
        sdl::Event event;
        while (event.pull())
        {
            if (event.type == SDL_QUIT) done = true;
            
            if (event.type == SDL_MOUSEBUTTONUP)
            {
                color.r = std::rand() % 256;
                color.g = std::rand() % 256;
                color.b = std::rand() % 256;
                redraw = true;
            }
        }
    }

    // Cleanup is done automatically
    return 0;
}

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