C Specification

The VkShaderModuleCreateInfo structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkShaderModuleCreateInfo {
    VkStructureType              sType;
    const void*                  pNext;
    VkShaderModuleCreateFlags    flags;
    size_t                       codeSize;
    const uint32_t*              pCode;
} VkShaderModuleCreateInfo;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

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

  • flags is reserved for future use.

  • codeSize is the size, in bytes, of the code pointed to by pCode.

  • pCode is a pointer to code that is used to create the shader module. The type and format of the code is determined from the content of the memory addressed by pCode.


Valid Usage
  • codeSize must be greater than 0

  • If pCode is a pointer to SPIR-V code, codeSize must be a multiple of 4

  • pCode must point to either valid SPIR-V code, formatted and packed as described by the Khronos SPIR-V Specification or valid GLSL code which must be written to the GL_KHR_vulkan_glsl extension specification

  • If pCode is a pointer to SPIR-V code, that code must adhere to the validation rules described by the Validation Rules within a Module section of the SPIR-V Environment appendix

  • If pCode is a pointer to GLSL code, it must be valid GLSL code written to the GL_KHR_vulkan_glsl GLSL extension specification

  • pCode must declare the Shader capability for SPIR-V code

  • pCode must not declare any capability that is not supported by the API, as described by the Capabilities section of the SPIR-V Environment appendix

  • If pCode declares any of the capabilities listed as optional in the SPIR-V Environment appendix, the corresponding feature(s) must be enabled.

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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