C Specification

To create a framebuffer, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateFramebuffer(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkFramebufferCreateInfo*              pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkFramebuffer*                              pFramebuffer);


  • device is the logical device that creates the framebuffer.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkFramebufferCreateInfo structure describing additional information about framebuffer creation.

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

  • pFramebuffer is a pointer to a VkFramebuffer handle in which the resulting framebuffer object is returned.


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

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCreateFramebuffer-pCreateInfo-02777
    If pCreateInfo->flags does not include VK_FRAMEBUFFER_CREATE_IMAGELESS_BIT, and attachmentCount is not 0, each element of pCreateInfo->pAttachments must have been created on device

  • VUID-vkCreateFramebuffer-device-05068
    The number of framebuffers currently allocated from device plus 1 must be less than or equal to the total number of framebuffers requested via VkDeviceObjectReservationCreateInfo::framebufferRequestCount specified when device was created

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

  • VUID-vkCreateFramebuffer-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkFramebufferCreateInfo structure

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

  • VUID-vkCreateFramebuffer-pFramebuffer-parameter
    pFramebuffer must be a valid pointer to a VkFramebuffer 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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