C Specification

When using VK_DEVICE_GROUP_PRESENT_MODE_LOCAL_MULTI_DEVICE_BIT_KHR, the application may need to know which regions of the surface are used when presenting locally on each physical device. Presentation of swapchain images to this surface need only have valid contents in the regions returned by this command.

To query a set of rectangles used in presentation on the physical device, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1 with VK_KHR_swapchain, VK_KHR_device_group with VK_KHR_surface
VkResult vkGetPhysicalDevicePresentRectanglesKHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkSurfaceKHR                                surface,
    uint32_t*                                   pRectCount,
    VkRect2D*                                   pRects);


  • physicalDevice is the physical device.

  • surface is the surface.

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

  • pRects is either NULL or a pointer to an array of VkRect2D structures.


If pRects is NULL, then the number of rectangles used when presenting the given surface is returned in pRectCount. Otherwise, pRectCount must point to a variable set by the user to the number of elements in the pRects array, and on return the variable is overwritten with the number of structures actually written to pRects. If the value of pRectCount is less than the number of rectangles, at most pRectCount structures will be written, and VK_INCOMPLETE will be returned instead of VK_SUCCESS, to indicate that not all the available rectangles were returned.

The values returned by this command are not invariant, and may change in response to the surface being moved, resized, or occluded.

The rectangles returned by this command must not overlap.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkGetPhysicalDevicePresentRectanglesKHR-surface-06523
    surface must be a valid VkSurfaceKHR handle

  • VUID-vkGetPhysicalDevicePresentRectanglesKHR-surface-06211
    surface must be supported by physicalDevice, as reported by vkGetPhysicalDeviceSurfaceSupportKHR or an equivalent platform-specific mechanism

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

  • VUID-vkGetPhysicalDevicePresentRectanglesKHR-surface-parameter
    surface must be a valid VkSurfaceKHR handle

  • VUID-vkGetPhysicalDevicePresentRectanglesKHR-pRectCount-parameter
    pRectCount must be a valid pointer to a uint32_t value

  • VUID-vkGetPhysicalDevicePresentRectanglesKHR-pRects-parameter
    If the value referenced by pRectCount is not 0, and pRects is not NULL, pRects must be a valid pointer to an array of pRectCount VkRect2D structures

  • VUID-vkGetPhysicalDevicePresentRectanglesKHR-commonparent
    Both of physicalDevice, and surface must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from the same VkInstance

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to surface must be externally synchronized

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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