C Specification

The VkFenceGetWin32HandleInfoKHR structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkFenceGetWin32HandleInfoKHR {
    VkStructureType                      sType;
    const void*                          pNext;
    VkFence                              fence;
    VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits    handleType;
} VkFenceGetWin32HandleInfoKHR;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

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

  • fence is the fence from which state will be exported.

  • handleType is the type of handle requested.


The properties of the handle returned depend on the value of handleType. See VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits for a description of the properties of the defined external fence handle types.

Valid Usage
  • handleType must have been included in VkExportFenceCreateInfo::handleTypes when the fence’s current payload was created.

  • If handleType is defined as an NT handle, vkGetFenceWin32HandleKHR must be called no more than once for each valid unique combination of fence and handleType.

  • fence must not currently have its payload replaced by an imported payload as described below in Importing Fence Payloads unless that imported payload’s handle type was included in VkExternalFenceProperties::exportFromImportedHandleTypes for handleType.

  • If handleType refers to a handle type with copy payload transference semantics, fence must be signaled, or have an associated fence signal operation pending execution.

  • handleType must be defined as an NT handle or a global share handle.

Valid Usage (Implicit)

  • pNext must be NULL

  • fence must be a valid VkFence handle

  • handleType must be a valid VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits 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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