C Specification

To record a command to end a render pass instance after recording the commands for the last subpass, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
void vkCmdEndRenderPass(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer);


  • commandBuffer is the command buffer in which to end the current render pass instance.


Ending a render pass instance performs any multisample resolve operations on the final subpass.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass-None-00910
    The current subpass index must be equal to the number of subpasses in the render pass minus one

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass-None-07004
    If vkCmdBeginQuery* was called within a subpass of the render pass, the corresponding vkCmdEndQuery* must have been called subsequently within the same subpass

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass-commandBuffer-parameter
    commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass-commandBuffer-recording
    commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass-commandBuffer-cmdpool
    The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support graphics operations

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass-renderpass
    This command must only be called inside of a render pass instance

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass-bufferlevel
    commandBuffer must be a primary VkCommandBuffer

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to commandBuffer must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to the VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must be externally synchronized

Command Properties
Command Buffer Levels Render Pass Scope Supported Queue Types Command Type





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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