C Specification

For both vkCmdCopyBufferToImage2 and vkCmdCopyImageToBuffer2, each element of pRegions is a structure defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_3
typedef struct VkBufferImageCopy2 {
    VkStructureType             sType;
    const void*                 pNext;
    VkDeviceSize                bufferOffset;
    uint32_t                    bufferRowLength;
    uint32_t                    bufferImageHeight;
    VkImageSubresourceLayers    imageSubresource;
    VkOffset3D                  imageOffset;
    VkExtent3D                  imageExtent;
} VkBufferImageCopy2;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_KHR_copy_commands2
typedef VkBufferImageCopy2 VkBufferImageCopy2KHR;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • bufferOffset is the offset in bytes from the start of the buffer object where the image data is copied from or to.

  • bufferRowLength and bufferImageHeight specify in texels a subregion of a larger two- or three-dimensional image in buffer memory, and control the addressing calculations. If either of these values is zero, that aspect of the buffer memory is considered to be tightly packed according to the imageExtent.

  • imageSubresource is a VkImageSubresourceLayers used to specify the specific image subresources of the image used for the source or destination image data.

  • imageOffset selects the initial x, y, z offsets in texels of the sub-region of the source or destination image data.

  • imageExtent is the size in texels of the image to copy in width, height and depth.


This structure is functionally identical to VkBufferImageCopy, but adds sType and pNext parameters, allowing it to be more easily extended.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-bufferRowLength-09101
    bufferRowLength must be 0, or greater than or equal to the width member of imageExtent

  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-bufferImageHeight-09102
    bufferImageHeight must be 0, or greater than or equal to the height member of imageExtent

  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-aspectMask-09103
    The aspectMask member of imageSubresource must only have a single bit set

  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-imageExtent-06659
    imageExtent.width must not be 0

  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-imageExtent-06660
    imageExtent.height must not be 0

  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-imageExtent-06661
    imageExtent.depth must not be 0

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-sType-sType

  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-pNext-pNext
    pNext must be NULL or a pointer to a valid instance of VkCopyCommandTransformInfoQCOM

  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-sType-unique
    The sType value of each struct in the pNext chain must be unique

  • VUID-VkBufferImageCopy2-imageSubresource-parameter
    imageSubresource must be a valid VkImageSubresourceLayers structure

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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