C Specification

A command buffer label region can be closed by calling:

// Provided by VK_EXT_debug_utils
void vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer);


  • commandBuffer is the command buffer into which the command is recorded.


An application may open a debug label region in one command buffer and close it in another, or otherwise split debug label regions across multiple command buffers or multiple queue submissions. When viewed from the linear series of submissions to a single queue, the calls to vkCmdBeginDebugUtilsLabelEXT and vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT must be matched and balanced.

There can be problems reporting command buffer debug labels during the recording process because command buffers may be recorded out of sequence with the resulting execution order. Since the recording order may be different, a solitary command buffer may have an inconsistent view of the debug label regions by itself. Therefore, if an issue occurs during the recording of a command buffer, and the environment requires returning debug labels, the implementation may return only those labels it is aware of. This is true even if the implementation is aware of only the debug labels within the command buffer being actively recorded.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT-commandBuffer-01912
    There must be an outstanding vkCmdBeginDebugUtilsLabelEXT command prior to the vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT on the queue that commandBuffer is submitted to

  • VUID-vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT-commandBuffer-01913
    If commandBuffer is a secondary command buffer, there must be an outstanding vkCmdBeginDebugUtilsLabelEXT command recorded to commandBuffer that has not previously been ended by a call to vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT-commandBuffer-parameter
    commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • VUID-vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT-commandBuffer-recording
    commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • VUID-vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT-commandBuffer-cmdpool
    The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support graphics, or compute operations

  • VUID-vkCmdEndDebugUtilsLabelEXT-videocoding
    This command must only be called outside of a video coding scope

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to commandBuffer must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to the VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must be externally synchronized

Command Properties
Command Buffer Levels Render Pass Scope Video Coding Scope Supported Queue Types Command Type






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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