C Specification

The xrBeginFrame function is defined as:

XrResult xrBeginFrame(
    XrSession                                   session,
    const XrFrameBeginInfo*                     frameBeginInfo);

Parameters

Parameter Descriptions
  • session is a valid XrSession handle.

  • frameBeginInfo exists for extensibility purposes, it is NULL or a pointer to a valid XrFrameBeginInfo.

Description

xrBeginFrame is called prior to the start of frame rendering. The application should still call xrBeginFrame but omit rendering work for the frame if XrFrameState::shouldRender is XR_FALSE.

Runtimes must not perform frame synchronization or throttling through the xrBeginFrame function and should instead do so through xrWaitFrame.

The runtime must return the error code XR_ERROR_CALL_ORDER_INVALID if there was no corresponding successful call to xrWaitFrame.

The runtime must return the success code XR_FRAME_DISCARDED if a prior xrBeginFrame has been called without an intervening call to xrEndFrame.

The runtime must return XR_ERROR_SESSION_NOT_RUNNING if the session is not running.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • session must be a valid XrSession handle

  • If frameBeginInfo is not NULL, frameBeginInfo must be a pointer to a valid XrFrameBeginInfo structure

Thread Safety
  • Access to the session parameter by any other xrBeginFrame or xrEndFrame call must be externally synchronized

Return Codes
On success, this command returns
  • XR_SUCCESS

  • XR_SESSION_LOSS_PENDING

  • XR_FRAME_DISCARDED

On failure, this command returns
  • XR_ERROR_VALIDATION_FAILURE

  • XR_ERROR_RUNTIME_FAILURE

  • XR_ERROR_HANDLE_INVALID

  • XR_ERROR_INSTANCE_LOST

  • XR_ERROR_SESSION_LOST

  • XR_ERROR_SESSION_NOT_RUNNING

  • XR_ERROR_CALL_ORDER_INVALID

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the OpenXR Specification

This page is extracted from the OpenXR Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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