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al_set_new_display_option - Allegro 5 API
#include <allegro5/allegro.h> void al_set_new_display_option(int option, int value, int importance)
Set an extra display option, to be used when creating new displays on the calling thread. Display options differ from display flags, and specify some details of the context to be created within the window itself. These mainly have no effect on Allegro itself, but you may want to specify them, for example if you want to use multisampling. The 'importance' parameter can be either: · ALLEGRO_REQUIRE - The display will not be created if the setting can not be met. · ALLEGRO_SUGGEST - If the setting is not available, the display will be created anyway. FIXME: We need a way to query the settings back from a created display. · ALLEGRO_DONTCARE - If you added a display option with one of the above two settings before, it will be removed again. Else this does nothing. The supported options are: ALLEGRO_COLOR_SIZE This can be used to ask for a specific bit depth. For example to force a 16-bit framebuffer set this to 16. ALLEGRO_RED_SIZE, ALLEGRO_GREEN_SIZE, ALLEGRO_BLUE_SIZE, ALLEGRO_ALPHA_SIZE Individual color component size in bits. ALLEGRO_RED_SHIFT, ALLEGRO_GREEN_SHIFT, ALLEGRO_BLUE_SHIFT, ALLEGRO_ALPHA_SHIFT Together with the previous settings these can be used to specify the exact pixel layout the display should use. Normally there is no reason to use these. ALLEGRO_ACC_RED_SIZE, ALLEGRO_ACC_GREEN_SIZE, ALLEGRO_ACC_BLUE_SIZE, ALLEGRO_ACC_ALPHA_SIZE This can be used to define the required accumulation buffer size. ALLEGRO_STEREO Whether the display is a stereo display. ALLEGRO_AUX_BUFFERS Number of auxiliary buffers the display should have. ALLEGRO_DEPTH_SIZE How many depth buffer (z-buffer) bits to use. ALLEGRO_STENCIL_SIZE How many bits to use for the stencil buffer. ALLEGRO_SAMPLE_BUFFERS Whether to use multisampling (1) or not (0). ALLEGRO_SAMPLES If the above is 1, the number of samples to use per pixel. Else 0. ALLEGRO_RENDER_METHOD: 0 if hardware acceleration is not used with this display. ALLEGRO_FLOAT_COLOR Whether to use floating point color components. ALLEGRO_FLOAT_DEPTH Whether to use a floating point depth buffer. ALLEGRO_SINGLE_BUFFER Whether the display uses a single buffer (1) or another update method (0). ALLEGRO_SWAP_METHOD If the above is 0, this is set to 1 to indicate the display is using a copying method to make the next buffer in the flip chain available, or to 2 to indicate a flipping or other method. ALLEGRO_COMPATIBLE_DISPLAY Indicates if Allegro's graphics functions can use this display. If you request a display not useable by Allegro, you can still use for example OpenGL to draw graphics. ALLEGRO_UPDATE_DISPLAY_REGION Set to 1 if the display is capable of updating just a region, and 0 if calling al_update_display_region(3alleg5) is equivalent to al_flip_display(3alleg5). ALLEGRO_VSYNC Set to 1 to tell the driver to wait for vsync in al_flip_display(3alleg5), or to 2 to force vsync off. The default of 0 means that Allegro does not try to modify the vsync behavior so it may be on or off. Note that even in the case of 1 or 2 it is possible to override the vsync behavior in the graphics driver so you should not rely on it. ALLEGRO_MAX_BITMAP_SIZE When queried this returns the maximum size (width as well as height) a bitmap can have for this display. Calls to al_create_bitmap(3alleg5) or al_load_bitmap(3alleg5) for bitmaps larger than this size will fail. It does not apply to memory bitmaps which always can have arbitrary size (but are slow for drawing). ALLEGRO_SUPPORT_NPOT_BITMAP Set to 1 if textures used for bitmaps on this display can have a size which is not a power of two. This is mostly useful if you use Allegro to load textures as otherwise only power-of-two textures will be used internally as bitmap storage. ALLEGRO_CAN_DRAW_INTO_BITMAP Set to 1 if you can use al_set_target_bitmap(3alleg5) on bitmaps of this display to draw into them. If this is not the case software emulation will be used when drawing into display bitmaps (which can be very slow). ALLEGRO_SUPPORT_SEPARATE_ALPHA This is set to 1 if the al_set_separate_blender(3alleg5) function is supported. Otherwise the alpha parameters will be ignored.