C Specification

The VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDemoteToHelperInvocationFeatures structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDemoteToHelperInvocationFeatures {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           shaderDemoteToHelperInvocation;
} VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDemoteToHelperInvocationFeatures;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_EXT_shader_demote_to_helper_invocation
typedef VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDemoteToHelperInvocationFeatures VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDemoteToHelperInvocationFeaturesEXT;


This structure describes the following feature:


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • shaderDemoteToHelperInvocation indicates whether the implementation supports the SPIR-V DemoteToHelperInvocationEXT capability.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDemoteToHelperInvocationFeatures structure is included in the pNext chain of the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 structure passed to vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2, it is filled in to indicate whether each corresponding feature is supported. VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDemoteToHelperInvocationFeatures can also be used in the pNext chain of VkDeviceCreateInfo to selectively enable these features.

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

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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