C Specification

To create a semaphore, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateSemaphore(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkSemaphoreCreateInfo*                pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkSemaphore*                                pSemaphore);


  • device is the logical device that creates the semaphore.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkSemaphoreCreateInfo structure containing information about how the semaphore is to be created.

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

  • pSemaphore is a pointer to a handle in which the resulting semaphore object is returned.


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

  • VUID-vkCreateSemaphore-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkSemaphoreCreateInfo structure

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

  • VUID-vkCreateSemaphore-pSemaphore-parameter
    pSemaphore must be a valid pointer to a VkSemaphore 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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