C Specification

To create a descriptor pool object, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateDescriptorPool(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkDescriptorPoolCreateInfo*           pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkDescriptorPool*                           pDescriptorPool);


  • device is the logical device that creates the descriptor pool.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkDescriptorPoolCreateInfo structure specifying the state of the descriptor pool object.

  • pAllocator controls host memory allocation as described in the Memory Allocation chapter.

  • pDescriptorPool is a pointer to a VkDescriptorPool handle in which the resulting descriptor pool object is returned.


The created descriptor pool is returned in pDescriptorPool.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCreateDescriptorPool-device-parameter
    device must be a valid VkDevice handle

  • VUID-vkCreateDescriptorPool-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkDescriptorPoolCreateInfo structure

  • VUID-vkCreateDescriptorPool-pAllocator-parameter
    If pAllocator is not NULL, pAllocator must be a valid pointer to a valid VkAllocationCallbacks structure

  • VUID-vkCreateDescriptorPool-pDescriptorPool-parameter
    pDescriptorPool must be a valid pointer to a VkDescriptorPool handle

Return Codes
On success, this command returns

On failure, this command returns



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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