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Private Framework
Availabile 3.0 – present
Class Prefix IOSurface
Headers []

IOSurface is private CoreFoundation frameworks for managing pixel buffers, or in official words, "sharing graphics surfaces between applications"[1]. It is also a public framework in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

In 2.x the same function is provided by the CoreSurface framework. On 3.x CoreSurface is deprecated, and its functions are now wrappers of the corresponding IOSurface functions.