Building SDL2 from Source (GCC and Make)

Creating Multiple Windows with SDL2

How can I create multiple windows in an SDL2 application?

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SDL2 allows you to create multiple windows within a single application. Here's an example of how to create two windows:

#include <SDL.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {

  SDL_Window* window1{SDL_CreateWindow(
    "Window 1",
    800, 600, SDL_WINDOW_SHOWN

  SDL_Window* window2{SDL_CreateWindow(
    "Window 2",
    400, 300, SDL_WINDOW_SHOWN

  SDL_Event event;
  bool quit = false;
  while (!quit) {
    while (SDL_PollEvent(&event)) {
      if (event.type == SDL_QUIT) {
        quit = true;


  return 0;

In this example, we create two windows using SDL_CreateWindow, each with different titles and sizes. The windows are displayed simultaneously, and the event loop handles events for both windows.

Remember to destroy each window using SDL_DestroyWindow before quitting the application.

You can also create and manage windows dynamically during the application's runtime based on your specific requirements.

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