C Specification

The xrAcquireSwapchainImage function is defined as:

// Provided by XR_VERSION_1_0
XrResult xrAcquireSwapchainImage(
    XrSwapchain                                 swapchain,
    const XrSwapchainImageAcquireInfo*          acquireInfo,
    uint32_t*                                   index);


Parameter Descriptions
  • swapchain is the swapchain from which to acquire an image.

  • acquireInfo exists for extensibility purposes, it is NULL or a pointer to a valid XrSwapchainImageAcquireInfo.

  • index is the returned image index that has been acquired.


Acquires the image corresponding to the index position in the array returned by xrEnumerateSwapchainImages. The runtime must return XR_ERROR_CALL_ORDER_INVALID if the next available index has already been acquired and not yet released with xrReleaseSwapchainImage. If the swapchain was created with the XR_SWAPCHAIN_CREATE_STATIC_IMAGE_BIT set in XrSwapchainCreateInfo::createFlags, this function must not have been previously called for this swapchain. The runtime must return XR_ERROR_CALL_ORDER_INVALID if a swapchain created with the XR_SWAPCHAIN_CREATE_STATIC_IMAGE_BIT set in XrSwapchainCreateInfo::createFlags and this function has been successfully called previously for this swapchain.

This function only provides the index of the swapchain image, for example for use in recording command buffers. It does not wait for the image to be usable by the application. The application must call xrWaitSwapchainImage for each "acquire" call before submitting graphics commands that write to the image.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • swapchain must be a valid XrSwapchain handle

  • If acquireInfo is not NULL, acquireInfo must be a pointer to a valid XrSwapchainImageAcquireInfo structure

  • index must be a pointer to a uint32_t value

Return Codes
On success, this command returns


On failure, this command returns






See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the OpenXR Specification

This page is extracted from the OpenXR Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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