C Specification

To enumerate the performance query counters available on a queue family of a physical device, call:

// Provided by VK_KHR_performance_query
VkResult vkEnumeratePhysicalDeviceQueueFamilyPerformanceQueryCountersKHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    uint32_t                                    queueFamilyIndex,
    uint32_t*                                   pCounterCount,
    VkPerformanceCounterKHR*                    pCounters,
    VkPerformanceCounterDescriptionKHR*         pCounterDescriptions);


  • physicalDevice is the handle to the physical device whose queue family performance query counter properties will be queried.

  • queueFamilyIndex is the index into the queue family of the physical device we want to get properties for.

  • pCounterCount is a pointer to an integer related to the number of counters available or queried, as described below.

  • pCounters is either NULL or a pointer to an array of VkPerformanceCounterKHR structures.

  • pCounterDescriptions is either NULL or a pointer to an array of VkPerformanceCounterDescriptionKHR structures.


If pCounters is NULL and pCounterDescriptions is NULL, then the number of counters available is returned in pCounterCount. Otherwise, pCounterCount must point to a variable set by the user to the number of elements in the pCounters, pCounterDescriptions, or both arrays and on return the variable is overwritten with the number of structures actually written out. If pCounterCount is less than the number of counters available, at most pCounterCount structures will be written, and VK_INCOMPLETE will be returned instead of VK_SUCCESS, to indicate that not all the available counters were returned.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkEnumeratePhysicalDeviceQueueFamilyPerformanceQueryCountersKHR-physicalDevice-parameter
    physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • VUID-vkEnumeratePhysicalDeviceQueueFamilyPerformanceQueryCountersKHR-pCounterCount-parameter
    pCounterCount must be a valid pointer to a uint32_t value

  • VUID-vkEnumeratePhysicalDeviceQueueFamilyPerformanceQueryCountersKHR-pCounters-parameter
    If the value referenced by pCounterCount is not 0, and pCounters is not NULL, pCounters must be a valid pointer to an array of pCounterCount VkPerformanceCounterKHR structures

  • VUID-vkEnumeratePhysicalDeviceQueueFamilyPerformanceQueryCountersKHR-pCounterDescriptions-parameter
    If the value referenced by pCounterCount is not 0, and pCounterDescriptions is not NULL, pCounterDescriptions must be a valid pointer to an array of pCounterCount VkPerformanceCounterDescriptionKHR structures

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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