C Specification

To attach memory to image objects for one or more images at a time, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1
VkResult vkBindImageMemory2(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    uint32_t                                    bindInfoCount,
    const VkBindImageMemoryInfo*                pBindInfos);


  • device is the logical device that owns the images and memory.

  • bindInfoCount is the number of elements in pBindInfos.

  • pBindInfos is a pointer to an array of VkBindImageMemoryInfo structures, describing images and memory to bind.


On some implementations, it may be more efficient to batch memory bindings into a single command.


If vkBindImageMemory2 fails, and bindInfoCount was greater than one, then the images referenced by pBindInfos will be in an indeterminate state, and must not be used. Applications should destroy these images.

If VkPhysicalDeviceVulkanSC10Properties::deviceNoDynamicHostAllocations is VK_TRUE, vkBindImageMemory2 must not return VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkBindImageMemory2-pBindInfos-02858
    If any VkBindImageMemoryInfo::image was created with VK_IMAGE_CREATE_DISJOINT_BIT then all planes of VkBindImageMemoryInfo::image must be bound individually in separate pBindInfos

  • VUID-vkBindImageMemory2-pBindInfos-04006
    pBindInfos must not refer to the same image subresource more than once

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkBindImageMemory2-device-parameter
    device must be a valid VkDevice handle

  • VUID-vkBindImageMemory2-pBindInfos-parameter
    pBindInfos must be a valid pointer to an array of bindInfoCount valid VkBindImageMemoryInfo structures

  • VUID-vkBindImageMemory2-bindInfoCount-arraylength
    bindInfoCount must be greater than 0

Return Codes
On success, this command returns

On failure, this command returns


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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