C Specification

Possible values of vkCmdBeginRenderPass::contents, specifying how the commands in the first subpass will be provided, are:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
typedef enum VkSubpassContents {
  // Provided by VK_EXT_nested_command_buffer
} VkSubpassContents;


  • VK_SUBPASS_CONTENTS_INLINE specifies that the contents of the subpass will be recorded inline in the primary command buffer, and secondary command buffers must not be executed within the subpass.

  • VK_SUBPASS_CONTENTS_SECONDARY_COMMAND_BUFFERS specifies that the contents are recorded in secondary command buffers that will be called from the primary command buffer, and vkCmdExecuteCommands is the only valid command in the command buffer until vkCmdNextSubpass or vkCmdEndRenderPass.

  • VK_SUBPASS_CONTENTS_INLINE_AND_SECONDARY_COMMAND_BUFFERS_EXT specifies that the contents of the subpass can be recorded both inline and in secondary command buffers executed from this command buffer with vkCmdExecuteCommands.

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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