C Specification

To create an image with an external format, include an instance of VkExternalFormatANDROID in the pNext chain of VkImageCreateInfo. VkExternalFormatANDROID is defined as:

typedef struct VkExternalFormatANDROID {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    uint64_t           externalFormat;
} VkExternalFormatANDROID;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • externalFormat is an implementation-defined identifier for the external format


If externalFormat is zero, the effect is as if the VkExternalFormatANDROID structure was not present. Otherwise, the image will have the specified external format.

Valid Usage
Valid Usage (Implicit)

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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