C Specification

The VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_KHR_display
typedef struct VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR {
    VkStructureType                   sType;
    const void*                       pNext;
    VkDisplaySurfaceCreateFlagsKHR    flags;
    VkDisplayModeKHR                  displayMode;
    uint32_t                          planeIndex;
    uint32_t                          planeStackIndex;
    VkSurfaceTransformFlagBitsKHR     transform;
    float                             globalAlpha;
    VkDisplayPlaneAlphaFlagBitsKHR    alphaMode;
    VkExtent2D                        imageExtent;
} VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure.

  • flags is reserved for future use, and must be zero.

  • displayMode is a VkDisplayModeKHR handle specifying the mode to use when displaying this surface.

  • planeIndex is the plane on which this surface appears.

  • planeStackIndex is the z-order of the plane.

  • transform is a VkSurfaceTransformFlagBitsKHR value specifying the transformation to apply to images as part of the scanout operation.

  • globalAlpha is the global alpha value. This value is ignored if alphaMode is not VK_DISPLAY_PLANE_ALPHA_GLOBAL_BIT_KHR.

  • alphaMode is a VkDisplayPlaneAlphaFlagBitsKHR value specifying the type of alpha blending to use.

  • imageExtent is the size of the presentable images to use with the surface.



Creating a display surface must not modify the state of the displays, planes, or other resources it names. For example, it must not apply the specified mode to be set on the associated display. Application of display configuration occurs as a side effect of presenting to a display surface.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-planeIndex-01252
    planeIndex must be less than the number of display planes supported by the device as determined by calling vkGetPhysicalDeviceDisplayPlanePropertiesKHR

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-planeReorderPossible-01253
    If the planeReorderPossible member of the VkDisplayPropertiesKHR structure returned by vkGetPhysicalDeviceDisplayPropertiesKHR for the display corresponding to displayMode is VK_TRUE then planeStackIndex must be less than the number of display planes supported by the device as determined by calling vkGetPhysicalDeviceDisplayPlanePropertiesKHR; otherwise planeStackIndex must equal the currentStackIndex member of VkDisplayPlanePropertiesKHR returned by vkGetPhysicalDeviceDisplayPlanePropertiesKHR for the display plane corresponding to displayMode

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-alphaMode-01254
    If alphaMode is VK_DISPLAY_PLANE_ALPHA_GLOBAL_BIT_KHR then globalAlpha must be between 0 and 1, inclusive

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-alphaMode-01255
    alphaMode must be one of the bits present in the supportedAlpha member of VkDisplayPlaneCapabilitiesKHR for the display plane corresponding to displayMode

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-transform-06740
    transform must be one of the bits present in the supportedTransforms member of VkDisplayPropertiesKHR for the display corresponding to displayMode

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-width-01256
    The width and height members of imageExtent must be less than or equal to VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxImageDimension2D

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-sType-sType

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-pNext-pNext
    pNext must be NULL

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-flags-zerobitmask
    flags must be 0

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-displayMode-parameter
    displayMode must be a valid VkDisplayModeKHR handle

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-transform-parameter
    transform must be a valid VkSurfaceTransformFlagBitsKHR value

  • VUID-VkDisplaySurfaceCreateInfoKHR-alphaMode-parameter
    alphaMode must be a valid VkDisplayPlaneAlphaFlagBitsKHR value

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

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

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