C Specification

To create a query pool, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateQueryPool(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkQueryPoolCreateInfo*                pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkQueryPool*                                pQueryPool);


  • device is the logical device that creates the query pool.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkQueryPoolCreateInfo structure containing the number and type of queries to be managed by the pool.

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

  • pQueryPool is a pointer to a VkQueryPool handle in which the resulting query pool object is returned.


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

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

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

  • VUID-vkCreateQueryPool-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkQueryPoolCreateInfo structure

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

  • VUID-vkCreateQueryPool-pQueryPool-parameter
    pQueryPool must be a valid pointer to a VkQueryPool 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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