C Specification

To create images, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateImage(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkImageCreateInfo*                    pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkImage*                                    pImage);


  • device is the logical device that creates the image.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkImageCreateInfo structure containing parameters to be used to create the image.

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

  • pImage is a pointer to a VkImage handle in which the resulting image object is returned.


Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCreateImage-flags-00939
    If the flags member of pCreateInfo includes VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT, creating this VkImage must not cause the total required sparse memory for all currently valid sparse resources on the device to exceed VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::sparseAddressSpaceSize

  • VUID-vkCreateImage-pNext-06389
    If a VkBufferCollectionImageCreateInfoFUCHSIA has been chained to pNext, pCreateInfo must match the Sysmem chosen VkImageCreateInfo excepting members VkImageCreateInfo::extent and VkImageCreateInfo::usage in the match criteria

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

  • VUID-vkCreateImage-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkImageCreateInfo structure

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

  • VUID-vkCreateImage-pImage-parameter
    pImage must be a valid pointer to a VkImage 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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