Screen buffer

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In computing, a screen buffer is a part of computer memory used by a computer application for the representation of the content to be shown on the computer display.[1] The screen buffer may also be called the video buffer, the regeneration buffer, or regen buffer for short.[2]

Screen buffers should be distinguished from video memory. To this end, the term off-screen buffer is also used.

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  1. ^ Mueller, J. (2002). .NET Framework Solutions: In Search of the Lost Win32 API. Wiley. p. 160. ISBN 9780782141344. Retrieved 2015-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Smart Computing Dictionary Entry - video buffer". Retrieved 2015-04-21.