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Waits with timeout until events are queued and processes them.

function glfwWaitEventsTimeout(float $timeout) : void

This function puts the calling thread to sleep until at least one event is available in the event queue, or until the specified timeout is reached. If one or more events are available, it behaves exactly like @ref glfwPollEvents, i.e. the events in the queue are processed and the function then returns immediately. Processing events will cause the window and input callbacks associated with those events to be called.

The timeout value must be a positive finite number.

Since not all events are associated with callbacks, this function may return without a callback having been called even if you are monitoring all callbacks.

On some platforms, a window move, resize or menu operation will cause event processing to block. This is due to how event processing is designed on those platforms. You can use the window refresh callback to redraw the contents of your window when necessary during such operations.

Do not assume that callbacks you set will only be called in response to event processing functions like this one. While it is necessary to poll for events, window systems that require GLFW to register callbacks of its own can pass events to GLFW in response to many window system function calls. GLFW will pass those events on to the application callbacks before returning.

Event processing is not required for joystick input to work.

  1. float $timeout The maximum amount of time, in seconds, to wait.



This documentation page is prased from the glfw3.h header file, and only modified to fit the PHP-GFLW extension bindings. The original documentation copyright is as follows:

Copyright (c) 2002-2006 Marcus Geelnard
Copyright (c) 2006-2019 Camilla Löwy