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GLBINDATTRIBLOCATION(3G)		  OpenGL Manual 		 GLBINDATTRIBLOCATION(3G)

NAME
       glBindAttribLocation - Associates a generic vertex attribute index with a named attribute
       variable

C SPECIFICATION
       void glBindAttribLocation(GLuint program, GLuint index, const GLchar *name);

PARAMETERS
       program
	   Specifies the handle of the program object in which the association is to be made.

       index
	   Specifies the index of the generic vertex attribute to be bound.

       name
	   Specifies a null terminated string containing the name of the vertex shader attribute
	   variable to which index is to be bound.

DESCRIPTION
       glBindAttribLocation is used to associate a user-defined attribute variable in the program
       object specified by program with a generic vertex attribute index. The name of the
       user-defined attribute variable is passed as a null terminated string in name. The generic
       vertex attribute index to be bound to this variable is specified by index. When program is
       made part of current state, values provided via the generic vertex attribute index will
       modify the value of the user-defined attribute variable specified by name.

       If name refers to a matrix attribute variable, index refers to the first column of the
       matrix. Other matrix columns are then automatically bound to locations index+1 for a
       matrix of type mat2; index+1 and index+2 for a matrix of type mat3; and index+1, index+2,
       and index+3 for a matrix of type mat4.

       This command makes it possible for vertex shaders to use descriptive names for attribute
       variables rather than generic variables that are numbered from 0 to GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS
       -1. The values sent to each generic attribute index are part of current state. If a
       different program object is made current by calling glUseProgram(), the generic vertex
       attributes are tracked in such a way that the same values will be observed by attributes
       in the new program object that are also bound to index.

       Attribute variable name-to-generic attribute index bindings for a program object can be
       explicitly assigned at any time by calling glBindAttribLocation. Attribute bindings do not
       go into effect until glLinkProgram() is called. After a program object has been linked
       successfully, the index values for generic attributes remain fixed (and their values can
       be queried) until the next link command occurs.

       Any attribute binding that occurs after the program object has been linked will not take
       effect until the next time the program object is linked.

NOTES
       glBindAttribLocation can be called before any vertex shader objects are bound to the
       specified program object. It is also permissible to bind a generic attribute index to an
       attribute variable name that is never used in a vertex shader.

       If name was bound previously, that information is lost. Thus you cannot bind one
       user-defined attribute variable to multiple indices, but you can bind multiple
       user-defined attribute variables to the same index.

       Applications are allowed to bind more than one user-defined attribute variable to the same
       generic vertex attribute index. This is called aliasing, and it is allowed only if just
       one of the aliased attributes is active in the executable program, or if no path through
       the shader consumes more than one attribute of a set of attributes aliased to the same
       location. The compiler and linker are allowed to assume that no aliasing is done and are
       free to employ optimizations that work only in the absence of aliasing. OpenGL
       implementations are not required to do error checking to detect aliasing.

       Active attributes that are not explicitly bound will be bound by the linker when
       glLinkProgram() is called. The locations assigned can be queried by calling
       glGetAttribLocation().

       OpenGL copies the name string when glBindAttribLocation is called, so an application may
       free its copy of the name string immediately after the function returns.

       Generic attribute locations may be specified in the shader source text using a location
       layout qualifier. In this case, the location of the attribute specified in the shader's
       source takes precedence and may be queried by calling glGetAttribLocation().

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

       GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated if name starts with the reserved prefix "gl_".

       GL_INVALID_VALUE is generated if program is not a value generated by OpenGL.

       GL_INVALID_OPERATION is generated if program is not a program object.

ASSOCIATED GETS
       glGet() with argument GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS

       glGetActiveAttrib() with argument program

       glGetAttribLocation() with arguments program and name

       glIsProgram()

SEE ALSO
       glDisableVertexAttribArray(), glEnableVertexAttribArray(), glUseProgram(),
       glVertexAttrib(), glVertexAttribPointer()

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2003-2005 3Dlabs Inc. Ltd. This material may be distributed subject to the
       terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, v 1.0, 8 June 1999.
       http://opencontent.org/openpub/.

AUTHORS
       opengl.org

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