C Specification

VkExternalFormatANDROID is defined as:

// Provided by VK_ANDROID_external_memory_android_hardware_buffer
typedef struct VkExternalFormatANDROID {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    uint64_t           externalFormat;
} VkExternalFormatANDROID;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • externalFormat is an implementation-defined identifier for the external format


When included in the pNext chain of another structure, it indicates additional format information beyond what is provided by VkFormat values for an Android hardware buffer. If externalFormat is zero, it indicates that no external format is used, and implementations should rely only on other format information. If this structure is not present, it is equivalent to setting externalFormat to zero.

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

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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