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get_rle_sprite: Creates an RLE sprite using a bitmap as source. Allegro game programming library.

NAME

get_rle_sprite - Creates an RLE sprite using a bitmap as source. Allegro game programming library.

SYNOPSIS

#include <allegro.h>

RLE_SPRITE *get_rle_sprite(BITMAP *bitmap);

DESCRIPTION

Creates an RLE sprite based on the specified bitmap (which must be a memory bitmap). Remember to free this RLE sprite later to avoid memory leaks. Example:

   RLE_SPRITE *rle;
   BITMAP *bmp;
   ...
   /* Create RLE sprite from an existent bitmap. */
   rle = get_rle_sprite(bmp);
   if (!rle)
      abort_on_error("Couldn't create RLE sprite!");
      
   /* We don't need the bitmap any more.*/
   destroy_bitmap(bmp);
   
   /* Use the RLE sprite. */
   ...
   /* Destroy it when we don't need it any more. */
   destroy_rle_sprite(rle);

RETURN VALUE

Returns a pointer to the created RLE sprite, or NULL if the RLE sprite could not be created. Remember to free this RLE sprite later to avoid memory leaks.