_GL

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In order to use OpenGL drawing commands, you must do so from inside a SUB procedure called _GL, which enables the commands to be rendered.


Syntax

SUB _GL
REM Your OpenGL code here
END SUB

Description

  • OpenGL commands are valid outside of SUB _GL, as long as the sub procedure exists in your code.
  • Attempting to use OpenGL commands without having SUB _GL in a program will result in a Syntax error, even if the syntax is valid.
  • SUB _GL cannot be invoked manually. The code inside it will be called automatically at approximately 60 frames per second.
  • Using INPUT inside SUB _GL will crash your program.
  • If your program needs to perform any operations before SUB _GL must be run, it is recommended to use a shared variable as a flag to allow SUB _GL's contents to be run. See example below.


Example

DIM allowGL AS _BYTE 'perform startup routines like loading assets allowGL = -1 'sets allowGL to true so SUB _GL can run DO _LIMIT 1 'runs the main loop at 1 cycle per second 'notice how the main loop doesn't do anything, as SUB _GL will be running 'continuously. LOOP SUB _GL IF NOT allowGL THEN EXIT SUB 'used to bypass running the code below until ' startup routines are done in the main module 'OpenGL code starts here 'The code in this area will be run automatically at ~60fps END SUB


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