C Specification

The VkBufferCreateInfo structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
typedef struct VkBufferCreateInfo {
    VkStructureType        sType;
    const void*            pNext;
    VkBufferCreateFlags    flags;
    VkDeviceSize           size;
    VkBufferUsageFlags     usage;
    VkSharingMode          sharingMode;
    uint32_t               queueFamilyIndexCount;
    const uint32_t*        pQueueFamilyIndices;
} VkBufferCreateInfo;

Members

  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • flags is a bitmask of VkBufferCreateFlagBits specifying additional parameters of the buffer.

  • size is the size in bytes of the buffer to be created.

  • usage is a bitmask of VkBufferUsageFlagBits specifying allowed usages of the buffer.

  • sharingMode is a VkSharingMode value specifying the sharing mode of the buffer when it will be accessed by multiple queue families.

  • queueFamilyIndexCount is the number of entries in the pQueueFamilyIndices array.

  • pQueueFamilyIndices is a pointer to an array of queue families that will access this buffer. It is ignored if sharingMode is not VK_SHARING_MODE_CONCURRENT.

Description

If a VkBufferUsageFlags2CreateInfoKHR structure is present in the pNext chain, VkBufferUsageFlags2CreateInfoKHR::usage from that structure is used instead of usage from this structure.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-None-09499
    If the pNext chain does not include a VkBufferUsageFlags2CreateInfoKHR structure, usage must be a valid combination of VkBufferUsageFlagBits values

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-None-09500
    If the pNext chain does not include a VkBufferUsageFlags2CreateInfoKHR structure, usage must not be 0

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-size-00912
    size must be greater than 0

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-sharingMode-00913
    If sharingMode is VK_SHARING_MODE_CONCURRENT, pQueueFamilyIndices must be a valid pointer to an array of queueFamilyIndexCount uint32_t values

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-sharingMode-00914
    If sharingMode is VK_SHARING_MODE_CONCURRENT, queueFamilyIndexCount must be greater than 1

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-sharingMode-01419
    If sharingMode is VK_SHARING_MODE_CONCURRENT, each element of pQueueFamilyIndices must be unique and must be less than pQueueFamilyPropertyCount returned by either vkGetPhysicalDeviceQueueFamilyProperties2 or vkGetPhysicalDeviceQueueFamilyProperties for the physicalDevice that was used to create device

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-flags-00915
    If the sparseBinding feature is not enabled, flags must not contain VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-flags-00916
    If the sparseResidencyBuffer feature is not enabled, flags must not contain VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-flags-00917
    If the sparseResidencyAliased feature is not enabled, flags must not contain VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-flags-00918
    If flags contains VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT or VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT, it must also contain VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-pNext-00920
    If the pNext chain includes a VkExternalMemoryBufferCreateInfo structure, its handleTypes member must only contain bits that are also in VkExternalBufferProperties::externalMemoryProperties.compatibleHandleTypes, as returned by vkGetPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferProperties with pExternalBufferInfo->handleType equal to any one of the handle types specified in VkExternalMemoryBufferCreateInfo::handleTypes

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-flags-01887
    If the protectedMemory feature is not enabled, flags must not contain VK_BUFFER_CREATE_PROTECTED_BIT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-None-01888
    If any of the bits VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT, VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT, or VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT are set, VK_BUFFER_CREATE_PROTECTED_BIT must not also be set

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-pNext-01571
    If the pNext chain includes a VkDedicatedAllocationBufferCreateInfoNV structure, and the dedicatedAllocation member of the chained structure is VK_TRUE, then flags must not include VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT, VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT, or VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-deviceAddress-02604
    If VkBufferDeviceAddressCreateInfoEXT::deviceAddress is not zero, flags must include VK_BUFFER_CREATE_DEVICE_ADDRESS_CAPTURE_REPLAY_BIT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-opaqueCaptureAddress-03337
    If VkBufferOpaqueCaptureAddressCreateInfo::opaqueCaptureAddress is not zero, flags must include VK_BUFFER_CREATE_DEVICE_ADDRESS_CAPTURE_REPLAY_BIT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-flags-03338
    If flags includes VK_BUFFER_CREATE_DEVICE_ADDRESS_CAPTURE_REPLAY_BIT, the bufferDeviceAddressCaptureReplay feature must be enabled

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-usage-04813
    If usage includes VK_BUFFER_USAGE_VIDEO_DECODE_SRC_BIT_KHR or VK_BUFFER_USAGE_VIDEO_DECODE_DST_BIT_KHR, and flags does not include VK_BUFFER_CREATE_VIDEO_PROFILE_INDEPENDENT_BIT_KHR, then the pNext chain must include a VkVideoProfileListInfoKHR structure with profileCount greater than 0 and pProfiles including at least one VkVideoProfileInfoKHR structure with a videoCodecOperation member specifying a decode operation

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-usage-04814
    If usage includes VK_BUFFER_USAGE_VIDEO_ENCODE_SRC_BIT_KHR or VK_BUFFER_USAGE_VIDEO_ENCODE_DST_BIT_KHR, and flags does not include VK_BUFFER_CREATE_VIDEO_PROFILE_INDEPENDENT_BIT_KHR, then the pNext chain must include a VkVideoProfileListInfoKHR structure with profileCount greater than 0 and pProfiles including at least one VkVideoProfileInfoKHR structure with a videoCodecOperation member specifying an encode operation

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-flags-08325
    If flags includes VK_BUFFER_CREATE_VIDEO_PROFILE_INDEPENDENT_BIT_KHR, then videoMaintenance1 must be enabled

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-size-06409
    size must be less than or equal to VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance4Properties::maxBufferSize

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-usage-08097
    If usage includes VK_BUFFER_USAGE_SAMPLER_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_BIT_EXT, creating this VkBuffer must not cause the total required space for all currently valid buffers using this flag on the device to exceed VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorBufferPropertiesEXT::samplerDescriptorBufferAddressSpaceSize or VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorBufferPropertiesEXT::descriptorBufferAddressSpaceSize

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-usage-08098
    If usage includes VK_BUFFER_USAGE_RESOURCE_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_BIT_EXT, creating this VkBuffer must not cause the total required space for all currently valid buffers using this flag on the device to exceed VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorBufferPropertiesEXT::resourceDescriptorBufferAddressSpaceSize or VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorBufferPropertiesEXT::descriptorBufferAddressSpaceSize

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-flags-08099
    If flags includes VK_BUFFER_CREATE_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_CAPTURE_REPLAY_BIT_EXT, the descriptorBufferCaptureReplay feature must be enabled

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-pNext-08100
    If the pNext chain includes a VkOpaqueCaptureDescriptorDataCreateInfoEXT structure, flags must contain VK_BUFFER_CREATE_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_CAPTURE_REPLAY_BIT_EXT

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-usage-08101
    If usage includes VK_BUFFER_USAGE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_BIT_EXT, the descriptorBufferPushDescriptors feature must be enabled

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-usage-08102
    If usage includes VK_BUFFER_USAGE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_BIT_EXT VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorBufferPropertiesEXT::bufferlessPushDescriptors must be VK_FALSE

  • VUID-VkBufferCreateInfo-usage-08103
    If usage includes VK_BUFFER_USAGE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_BIT_EXT, usage must contain at least one of VK_BUFFER_USAGE_RESOURCE_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_BIT_EXT or VK_BUFFER_USAGE_SAMPLER_DESCRIPTOR_BUFFER_BIT_EXT

Valid Usage (Implicit)

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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