View Full Version : difference between "glGetString()" and "wglGetExtensionStringARB()" ??

03-06-2003, 07:02 AM
Hi @ all;

my question for this time is, what is exactly the difference (expect from the parameter) between the ussage of "glGetString()" and this "wglGetExtensionStringARB()"-Extension, while querying the available extensions my graphic-card ?

I'm not sure, when to use which function; by the way: querying all available extensions on my graphic-card works fine if i use only "glGetString" !?
So i'm very interested in getting more information about these two functionalities.


03-06-2003, 07:45 AM
glGetString returns (among other things) the GL extensions supported.
wglGetExtensionStringARB returns the WGL extensions, eg WGL_ARB_pixel_format