C Specification

To release exclusive full-screen access from a swapchain, call:

// Provided by VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive
VkResult vkReleaseFullScreenExclusiveModeEXT(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    VkSwapchainKHR                              swapchain);


  • device is the device associated with swapchain.

  • swapchain is the swapchain to release exclusive full-screen access from.



Applications will not be able to present to swapchain after this call until exclusive full-screen access is reacquired. This is usually useful to handle when an application is minimised or otherwise intends to stop presenting for a time.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkReleaseFullScreenExclusiveModeEXT-swapchain-02677
    swapchain must not be in the retired state

  • VUID-vkReleaseFullScreenExclusiveModeEXT-swapchain-02678
    swapchain must be a swapchain created with a VkSurfaceFullScreenExclusiveInfoEXT structure, with fullScreenExclusive set to VK_FULL_SCREEN_EXCLUSIVE_APPLICATION_CONTROLLED_EXT

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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