C Specification

To dynamically set the viewport transformation parameters, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
void vkCmdSetViewport(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    uint32_t                                    firstViewport,
    uint32_t                                    viewportCount,
    const VkViewport*                           pViewports);


  • commandBuffer is the command buffer into which the command will be recorded.

  • firstViewport is the index of the first viewport whose parameters are updated by the command.

  • viewportCount is the number of viewports whose parameters are updated by the command.

  • pViewports is a pointer to an array of VkViewport structures specifying viewport parameters.


This command sets the viewport transformation parameters state for subsequent drawing commands when the graphics pipeline is created with VK_DYNAMIC_STATE_VIEWPORT set in VkPipelineDynamicStateCreateInfo::pDynamicStates. Otherwise, this state is specified by the VkPipelineViewportStateCreateInfo::pViewports values used to create the currently active pipeline.

The viewport parameters taken from element i of pViewports replace the current state for the viewport index firstViewport + i, for i in [0, viewportCount).

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCmdSetViewport-firstViewport-01223
    The sum of firstViewport and viewportCount must be between 1 and VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxViewports, inclusive

  • VUID-vkCmdSetViewport-firstViewport-01224
    If the multiViewport feature is not enabled, firstViewport must be 0

  • VUID-vkCmdSetViewport-viewportCount-01225
    If the multiViewport feature is not enabled, viewportCount must be 1

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

  • VUID-vkCmdSetViewport-pViewports-parameter
    pViewports must be a valid pointer to an array of viewportCount valid VkViewport structures

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

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

  • VUID-vkCmdSetViewport-viewportCount-arraylength
    viewportCount must be greater than 0

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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