C Specification

To determine whether a queue family of a physical device supports presentation to an X11 server, using the Xlib client-side library, call:

// Provided by VK_KHR_xlib_surface
VkBool32 vkGetPhysicalDeviceXlibPresentationSupportKHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    uint32_t                                    queueFamilyIndex,
    Display*                                    dpy,
    VisualID                                    visualID);


  • physicalDevice is the physical device.

  • queueFamilyIndex is the queue family index.

  • dpy is a pointer to an Xlib Display connection to the server.

  • visualId is an X11 visual (VisualID).


This platform-specific function can be called prior to creating a surface.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkGetPhysicalDeviceXlibPresentationSupportKHR-queueFamilyIndex-01315
    queueFamilyIndex must be less than pQueueFamilyPropertyCount returned by vkGetPhysicalDeviceQueueFamilyProperties for the given physicalDevice

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

  • VUID-vkGetPhysicalDeviceXlibPresentationSupportKHR-dpy-parameter
    dpy must be a valid pointer to a Display value

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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