C Specification

To dynamically set the number of control points per patch, call:

// Provided by VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2, VK_EXT_shader_object
void vkCmdSetPatchControlPointsEXT(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    uint32_t                                    patchControlPoints);


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

  • patchControlPoints specifies the number of control points per patch.


This command sets the number of control points per patch for subsequent drawing commands when drawing using shader objects, or when the graphics pipeline is created with VK_DYNAMIC_STATE_PATCH_CONTROL_POINTS_EXT set in VkPipelineDynamicStateCreateInfo::pDynamicStates. Otherwise, this state is specified by the VkPipelineTessellationStateCreateInfo::patchControlPoints value used to create the currently active pipeline.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCmdSetPatchControlPointsEXT-None-09422
    At least one of the following must be true:

  • VUID-vkCmdSetPatchControlPointsEXT-patchControlPoints-04874
    patchControlPoints must be greater than zero and less than or equal to VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxTessellationPatchSize

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

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

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

  • VUID-vkCmdSetPatchControlPointsEXT-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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