C Specification

To create buffers, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateBuffer(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkBufferCreateInfo*                   pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkBuffer*                                   pBuffer);


  • device is the logical device that creates the buffer object.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkBufferCreateInfo structure containing parameters affecting creation of the buffer.

  • pAllocator controls host memory allocation as described in the Memory Allocation chapter.

  • pBuffer is a pointer to a VkBuffer handle in which the resulting buffer object is returned.


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

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCreateBuffer-device-05068
    The number of buffers currently allocated from device plus 1 must be less than or equal to the total number of buffers requested via VkDeviceObjectReservationCreateInfo::bufferRequestCount specified when device was created

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

  • VUID-vkCreateBuffer-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkBufferCreateInfo structure

  • VUID-vkCreateBuffer-pAllocator-null
    pAllocator must be NULL

  • VUID-vkCreateBuffer-pBuffer-parameter
    pBuffer must be a valid pointer to a VkBuffer handle

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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