|index||The index of the sprite to be deleted.|
This function will delete a sprite from the game, freeing any
memory that was reserved for it. This is a permanent
removal, and if the asset that you delete was included as part of
the game's resources, not even restarting the game (unless you
close the application first) will recover it. This is a very
important function for those moments when you need to create and
change sprites from external resources and should always be used to
remove those assets that are no longer needed by a game, or to
clear an indexed asset from a variable before re-assigning another
asset to that variable.
var spr =
sprite_create_from_surface(application_surface, 0, 0, 32, 32,
false, false, 16, 16);
The above code creates a local variable and then stores the index of the sprite created from the application surface. This sprite is then merged with the asset indexed in the variable "spr_Player" before being removed from memory again.