C Specification

To create a sampler object, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateSampler(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkSamplerCreateInfo*                  pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkSampler*                                  pSampler);


  • device is the logical device that creates the sampler.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkSamplerCreateInfo structure specifying the state of the sampler object.

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

  • pSampler is a pointer to a VkSampler handle in which the resulting sampler object is returned.


Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-maxSamplerAllocationCount-04110
    There must be less than VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxSamplerAllocationCount VkSampler objects currently created on the device

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

  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkSamplerCreateInfo structure

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

  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-pSampler-parameter
    pSampler must be a valid pointer to a VkSampler 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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