C Specification

To record a command to end a render pass instance after recording the commands for the last subpass, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_2
void vkCmdEndRenderPass2(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    const VkSubpassEndInfo*                     pSubpassEndInfo);

or the equivalent command

// Provided by VK_KHR_create_renderpass2
void vkCmdEndRenderPass2KHR(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    const VkSubpassEndInfo*                     pSubpassEndInfo);


  • commandBuffer is the command buffer in which to end the current render pass instance.

  • pSubpassEndInfo is a pointer to a VkSubpassEndInfo structure containing information about how the last subpass will be ended.


vkCmdEndRenderPass2 is semantically identical to vkCmdEndRenderPass, except that it is extensible.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-None-03103
    The current subpass index must be equal to the number of subpasses in the render pass minus one

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-None-02352
    This command must not be recorded when transform feedback is active

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-None-06171
    The current render pass instance must not have been begun with vkCmdBeginRendering

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-None-07005
    If vkCmdBeginQuery* was called within a subpass of the render pass, the corresponding vkCmdEndQuery* must have been called subsequently within the same subpass

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-commandBuffer-parameter
    commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-pSubpassEndInfo-parameter
    pSubpassEndInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkSubpassEndInfo structure

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-commandBuffer-recording
    commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-commandBuffer-cmdpool
    The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support graphics operations

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-renderpass
    This command must only be called inside of a render pass instance

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-videocoding
    This command must only be called outside of a video coding scope

  • VUID-vkCmdEndRenderPass2-bufferlevel
    commandBuffer must be a primary VkCommandBuffer

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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