C Specification

To query information about whether a descriptor set layout can be created, call:

void vkGetDescriptorSetLayoutSupport(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkDescriptorSetLayoutCreateInfo*      pCreateInfo,
    VkDescriptorSetLayoutSupport*               pSupport);

or the equivalent command

void vkGetDescriptorSetLayoutSupportKHR(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkDescriptorSetLayoutCreateInfo*      pCreateInfo,
    VkDescriptorSetLayoutSupport*               pSupport);

Parameters

  • device is the logical device that would create the descriptor set layout.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to an instance of the VkDescriptorSetLayoutCreateInfo structure specifying the state of the descriptor set layout object.

  • pSupport points to a VkDescriptorSetLayoutSupport structure in which information about support for the descriptor set layout object is returned.

Description

Some implementations have limitations on what fits in a descriptor set which are not easily expressible in terms of existing limits like maxDescriptorSet*, for example if all descriptor types share a limited space in memory but each descriptor is a different size or alignment. This command returns information about whether a descriptor set satisfies this limit. If the descriptor set layout satisfies the VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3Properties::maxPerSetDescriptors limit, this command is guaranteed to return VK_TRUE in VkDescriptorSetLayoutSupport::supported. If the descriptor set layout exceeds the VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3Properties::maxPerSetDescriptors limit, whether the descriptor set layout is supported is implementation-dependent and may depend on whether the descriptor sizes and alignments cause the layout to exceed an internal limit.

This command does not consider other limits such as maxPerStageDescriptor*, and so a descriptor set layout that is supported according to this command must still satisfy the pipeline layout limits such as maxPerStageDescriptor* in order to be used in a pipeline layout.

Note

This is a VkDevice query rather than VkPhysicalDevice because the answer may depend on enabled features.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • device must be a valid VkDevice handle

  • pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkDescriptorSetLayoutCreateInfo structure

  • pSupport must be a valid pointer to a VkDescriptorSetLayoutSupport structure

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification at URL

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

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