C Specification

The VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1 with VK_KHR_swapchain, VK_KHR_device_group with VK_KHR_swapchain
typedef struct VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    const void*        pNext;
    VkSwapchainKHR     swapchain;
    uint64_t           timeout;
    VkSemaphore        semaphore;
    VkFence            fence;
    uint32_t           deviceMask;
} VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure.

  • swapchain is a non-retired swapchain from which an image is acquired.

  • timeout specifies how long the function waits, in nanoseconds, if no image is available.

  • semaphore is VK_NULL_HANDLE or a semaphore to signal.

  • fence is VK_NULL_HANDLE or a fence to signal.

  • deviceMask is a mask of physical devices for which the swapchain image will be ready to use when the semaphore or fence is signaled.


If vkAcquireNextImageKHR is used, the device mask is considered to include all physical devices in the logical device.


vkAcquireNextImage2KHR signals at most one semaphore, even if the application requests waiting for multiple physical devices to be ready via the deviceMask. However, only a single physical device can wait on that semaphore, since the semaphore becomes unsignaled when the wait succeeds. For other physical devices to wait for the image to be ready, it is necessary for the application to submit semaphore signal operation(s) to that first physical device to signal additional semaphore(s) after the wait succeeds, which the other physical device(s) can wait upon.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-swapchain-01675
    swapchain must not be in the retired state

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-semaphore-01288
    If semaphore is not VK_NULL_HANDLE it must be unsignaled

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-semaphore-01781
    If semaphore is not VK_NULL_HANDLE it must not have any uncompleted signal or wait operations pending

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-fence-01289
    If fence is not VK_NULL_HANDLE it must be unsignaled and must not be associated with any other queue command that has not yet completed execution on that queue

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-semaphore-01782
    semaphore and fence must not both be equal to VK_NULL_HANDLE

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-deviceMask-01290
    deviceMask must be a valid device mask

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-deviceMask-01291
    deviceMask must not be zero

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-semaphore-03266
    semaphore must have a VkSemaphoreType of VK_SEMAPHORE_TYPE_BINARY

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-sType-sType

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-pNext-pNext
    pNext must be NULL

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-swapchain-parameter
    swapchain must be a valid VkSwapchainKHR handle

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-semaphore-parameter
    If semaphore is not VK_NULL_HANDLE, semaphore must be a valid VkSemaphore handle

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-fence-parameter
    If fence is not VK_NULL_HANDLE, fence must be a valid VkFence handle

  • VUID-VkAcquireNextImageInfoKHR-commonparent
    Each of fence, semaphore, and swapchain that are valid handles of non-ignored parameters must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from the same VkDevice

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to swapchain must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to semaphore must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to fence must be externally synchronized

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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