C Specification

The VkPipelineMultisampleStateCreateInfo structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPipelineMultisampleStateCreateInfo {
    VkStructureType                          sType;
    const void*                              pNext;
    VkPipelineMultisampleStateCreateFlags    flags;
    VkSampleCountFlagBits                    rasterizationSamples;
    VkBool32                                 sampleShadingEnable;
    float                                    minSampleShading;
    const VkSampleMask*                      pSampleMask;
    VkBool32                                 alphaToCoverageEnable;
    VkBool32                                 alphaToOneEnable;
} VkPipelineMultisampleStateCreateInfo;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

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

  • flags is reserved for future use.

  • rasterizationSamples is a VkSampleCountFlagBits specifying the number of samples used in rasterization.

  • sampleShadingEnable can be used to enable Sample Shading.

  • minSampleShading specifies a minimum fraction of sample shading if sampleShadingEnable is set to VK_TRUE.

  • pSampleMask is a bitmask of static coverage information that is ANDed with the coverage information generated during rasterization, as described in Sample Mask.

  • alphaToCoverageEnable controls whether a temporary coverage value is generated based on the alpha component of the fragment’s first color output as specified in the Multisample Coverage section.

  • alphaToOneEnable controls whether the alpha component of the fragment’s first color output is replaced with one as described in Multisample Coverage.


Valid Usage
  • If the sample rate shading feature is not enabled, sampleShadingEnable must be VK_FALSE

  • If the alpha to one feature is not enabled, alphaToOneEnable must be VK_FALSE

  • minSampleShading must be in the range [0,1]

  • If the VK_NV_framebuffer_mixed_samples extension is enabled, and if the subpass has any color attachments and rasterizationSamples is greater than the number of color samples, then sampleShadingEnable must be VK_FALSE

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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