C Specification

To create a pipeline layout, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreatePipelineLayout(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkPipelineLayoutCreateInfo*           pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkPipelineLayout*                           pPipelineLayout);


  • device is the logical device that creates the pipeline layout.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkPipelineLayoutCreateInfo structure specifying the state of the pipeline layout object.

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

  • pPipelineLayout is a pointer to a VkPipelineLayout handle in which the resulting pipeline layout object is returned.


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

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

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

  • VUID-vkCreatePipelineLayout-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkPipelineLayoutCreateInfo structure

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

  • VUID-vkCreatePipelineLayout-pPipelineLayout-parameter
    pPipelineLayout must be a valid pointer to a VkPipelineLayout 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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