C Specification

To create a VkSamplerYcbcrConversion, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1
VkResult vkCreateSamplerYcbcrConversion(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkSamplerYcbcrConversionCreateInfo*   pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkSamplerYcbcrConversion*                   pYcbcrConversion);


  • device is the logical device that creates the sampler Y′CBCR conversion.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkSamplerYcbcrConversionCreateInfo structure specifying the requested sampler Y′CBCR conversion.

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

  • pYcbcrConversion is a pointer to a VkSamplerYcbcrConversion handle in which the resulting sampler Y′CBCR conversion is returned.


The interpretation of the configured sampler Y′CBCR conversion is described in more detail in the description of sampler Y′CBCR conversion in the Image Operations chapter.

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

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

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

  • VUID-vkCreateSamplerYcbcrConversion-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkSamplerYcbcrConversionCreateInfo structure

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

  • VUID-vkCreateSamplerYcbcrConversion-pYcbcrConversion-parameter
    pYcbcrConversion must be a valid pointer to a VkSamplerYcbcrConversion 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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