C Specification

To dynamically set the shadingRateImageEnable state, call:

// Provided by VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state3 with VK_NV_shading_rate_image, VK_EXT_shader_object with VK_NV_shading_rate_image
void vkCmdSetShadingRateImageEnableNV(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    VkBool32                                    shadingRateImageEnable);


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

  • shadingRateImageEnable specifies the shadingRateImageEnable state.


This command sets the shadingRateImageEnable state for subsequent drawing commands when drawing using shader objects, or when the graphics pipeline is created with VK_DYNAMIC_STATE_SHADING_RATE_IMAGE_ENABLE_NV set in VkPipelineDynamicStateCreateInfo::pDynamicStates. Otherwise, this state is specified by the VkPipelineViewportShadingRateImageStateCreateInfoNV::shadingRateImageEnable value used to create the currently active pipeline.

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

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

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

  • VUID-vkCmdSetShadingRateImageEnableNV-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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