C Specification

A single debug label can be inserted into a command buffer by calling:

// Provided by VK_EXT_debug_utils
void vkCmdInsertDebugUtilsLabelEXT(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    const VkDebugUtilsLabelEXT*                 pLabelInfo);


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

  • pInfo is a pointer to a VkDebugUtilsLabelEXT structure specifying parameters of the label to insert.


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

  • VUID-vkCmdInsertDebugUtilsLabelEXT-pLabelInfo-parameter
    pLabelInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkDebugUtilsLabelEXT structure

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

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

  • VUID-vkCmdInsertDebugUtilsLabelEXT-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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