C Specification

The VkPipelineRenderingCreateInfo structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_3
typedef struct VkPipelineRenderingCreateInfo {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    const void*        pNext;
    uint32_t           viewMask;
    uint32_t           colorAttachmentCount;
    const VkFormat*    pColorAttachmentFormats;
    VkFormat           depthAttachmentFormat;
    VkFormat           stencilAttachmentFormat;
} VkPipelineRenderingCreateInfo;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_KHR_dynamic_rendering
typedef VkPipelineRenderingCreateInfo VkPipelineRenderingCreateInfoKHR;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • viewMask is the viewMask used for rendering.

  • colorAttachmentCount is the number of entries in pColorAttachmentFormats

  • pColorAttachmentFormats is a pointer to an array of VkFormat values defining the format of color attachments used in this pipeline.

  • depthAttachmentFormat is a VkFormat value defining the format of the depth attachment used in this pipeline.

  • stencilAttachmentFormat is a VkFormat value defining the format of the stencil attachment used in this pipeline.


When a pipeline is created without a VkRenderPass, if the pNext chain of VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo includes this structure, it specifies the view mask and format of attachments used for rendering. If this structure is not specified, and the pipeline does not include a VkRenderPass, viewMask and colorAttachmentCount are 0, and depthAttachmentFormat and stencilAttachmentFormat are VK_FORMAT_UNDEFINED. If a graphics pipeline is created with a valid VkRenderPass, parameters of this structure are ignored.

If depthAttachmentFormat, stencilAttachmentFormat, or any element of pColorAttachmentFormats is VK_FORMAT_UNDEFINED, it indicates that the corresponding attachment is unused within the render pass. Valid formats indicate that an attachment can be used - but it is still valid to set the attachment to NULL when beginning rendering.

If the render pass is going to be used with an external format resolve attachment, a VkExternalFormatANDROID structure must also be included in the pNext chain of VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo, defining the external format of the resolve attachment that will be used.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkPipelineRenderingCreateInfo-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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