C Specification

To request a specific device address for a memory allocation, add a VkMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddressAllocateInfo structure to the pNext chain of the VkMemoryAllocateInfo structure. The VkMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddressAllocateInfo structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_2
typedef struct VkMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddressAllocateInfo {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    const void*        pNext;
    uint64_t           opaqueCaptureAddress;
} VkMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddressAllocateInfo;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_KHR_buffer_device_address
typedef VkMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddressAllocateInfo VkMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddressAllocateInfoKHR;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • opaqueCaptureAddress is the opaque capture address requested for the memory allocation.


If opaqueCaptureAddress is zero, no specific address is requested.

If opaqueCaptureAddress is not zero, it should be an address retrieved from vkGetDeviceMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddress on an identically created memory allocation on the same implementation.


In most cases, it is expected that a non-zero opaqueAddress is an address retrieved from vkGetDeviceMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddress on an identically created memory allocation. If this is not the case, it is likely that VK_ERROR_INVALID_OPAQUE_CAPTURE_ADDRESS errors will occur.

This is, however, not a strict requirement because trace capture/replay tools may need to adjust memory allocation parameters for imported memory.

If this structure is not present, it is as if opaqueCaptureAddress is zero.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkMemoryOpaqueCaptureAddressAllocateInfo-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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