glGetVertexAttribPointerv — return the address of the specified generic vertex attribute pointer

C Specification

void glGetVertexAttribPointerv(GLuint index,
 GLenum pname,
 void **pointer);



Specifies the generic vertex attribute parameter to be returned.


Specifies the symbolic name of the generic vertex attribute parameter to be returned. Must be GL_VERTEX_ATTRIB_ARRAY_POINTER.


Returns the pointer value.


glGetVertexAttribPointerv returns pointer information. index is the generic vertex attribute to be queried, pname is a symbolic constant indicating the pointer to be returned, and params is a pointer to a location in which to place the returned data.

If a non-zero named buffer object was bound to the GL_ARRAY_BUFFER target (see glBindBuffer) when the desired pointer was previously specified, the pointer returned is a byte offset into the buffer object's data store.


The pointer returned is client-side state.

The initial value for each pointer is 0.


GL_INVALID_ENUM is generated if pname is not an accepted value.

GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if index is greater than or equal to GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS.

Associated Gets

glGet with argument GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS

See Also

glGetVertexAttrib, glVertexAttribPointer


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