C Specification

To destroy a buffer, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
void vkDestroyBuffer(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    VkBuffer                                    buffer,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator);


  • device is the logical device that destroys the buffer.

  • buffer is the buffer to destroy.

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


Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkDestroyBuffer-buffer-00922
    All submitted commands that refer to buffer, either directly or via a VkBufferView, must have completed execution

  • VUID-vkDestroyBuffer-buffer-00923
    If VkAllocationCallbacks were provided when buffer was created, a compatible set of callbacks must be provided here

  • VUID-vkDestroyBuffer-buffer-00924
    If no VkAllocationCallbacks were provided when buffer was created, pAllocator must be NULL

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

  • VUID-vkDestroyBuffer-buffer-parameter
    If buffer is not VK_NULL_HANDLE, buffer must be a valid VkBuffer handle

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

  • VUID-vkDestroyBuffer-buffer-parent
    If buffer is a valid handle, it must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from device

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to buffer must be externally synchronized

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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