C Specification

To dynamically set the advanced blend state, call:

// Provided by VK_EXT_blend_operation_advanced with VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state3, VK_EXT_blend_operation_advanced with VK_EXT_shader_object
void vkCmdSetColorBlendAdvancedEXT(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    uint32_t                                    firstAttachment,
    uint32_t                                    attachmentCount,
    const VkColorBlendAdvancedEXT*              pColorBlendAdvanced);


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

  • firstAttachment the first color attachment the advanced blend parameters apply to.

  • attachmentCount the number of VkColorBlendAdvancedEXT elements in the pColorBlendAdvanced array.

  • pColorBlendAdvanced an array of VkColorBlendAdvancedEXT structs that specify the advanced color blend parameters for the corresponding attachments.


This command sets the advanced blend operation parameters of the specified attachments for subsequent drawing commands when drawing using shader objects, or when the graphics pipeline is created with VK_DYNAMIC_STATE_COLOR_BLEND_ADVANCED_EXT set in VkPipelineDynamicStateCreateInfo::pDynamicStates. Otherwise, this state is specified by the VkPipelineColorBlendAdvancedStateCreateInfoEXT::srcPremultiplied, VkPipelineColorBlendAdvancedStateCreateInfoEXT::dstPremultiplied, and VkPipelineColorBlendAdvancedStateCreateInfoEXT::blendOverlap values used to create the currently active pipeline.

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

  • VUID-vkCmdSetColorBlendAdvancedEXT-pColorBlendAdvanced-parameter
    pColorBlendAdvanced must be a valid pointer to an array of attachmentCount valid VkColorBlendAdvancedEXT structures

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

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

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

  • VUID-vkCmdSetColorBlendAdvancedEXT-attachmentCount-arraylength
    attachmentCount must be greater than 0

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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