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Core in version 4.6
Core since version 3.0

glBindVertexArray: bind a vertex array object

Function Definition

 void glBindVertexArray(GLuint array​);
Specifies the name of the vertex array to bind.


glBindVertexArray binds the vertex array object with name array​. array​ is the name of a vertex array object previously returned from a call to glGenVertexArrays, or zero to break the existing vertex array object binding.

If no vertex array object with name array​ exists, one is created when array​ is first bound. If the bind is successful no change is made to the state of the vertex array object, and any previous vertex array object binding is broken.


GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated if array​ is not zero or the name of a vertex array object previously returned from a call to glGenVertexArrays.

See Also

glGenVertexArrays, glDeleteVertexArrays, glIsVertexArray, glVertexAttribPointer, glEnableVertexAttribArray, glVertexAttribBinding, glVertexAttribDivisor, glVertexAttribFormat, glVertexAttribPointer, glVertexBindingDivisor


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