C Specification

The VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1
typedef struct VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo {
    VkStructureType                           sType;
    const void*                               pNext;
    VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateFlags     flags;
    uint32_t                                  descriptorUpdateEntryCount;
    const VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateEntry*    pDescriptorUpdateEntries;
    VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateType            templateType;
    VkDescriptorSetLayout                     descriptorSetLayout;
    VkPipelineBindPoint                       pipelineBindPoint;
    VkPipelineLayout                          pipelineLayout;
    uint32_t                                  set;
} VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_KHR_descriptor_update_template
typedef VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfoKHR;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure.

  • flags is reserved for future use.

  • descriptorUpdateEntryCount is the number of elements in the pDescriptorUpdateEntries array.

  • pDescriptorUpdateEntries is a pointer to an array of VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateEntry structures describing the descriptors to be updated by the descriptor update template.

  • templateType Specifies the type of the descriptor update template. If set to VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_DESCRIPTOR_SET it can only be used to update descriptor sets with a fixed descriptorSetLayout. If set to VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_KHR it can only be used to push descriptor sets using the provided pipelineBindPoint, pipelineLayout, and set number.

  • descriptorSetLayout is the descriptor set layout used to build the descriptor update template. All descriptor sets which are going to be updated through the newly created descriptor update template must be created with a layout that matches (is the same as, or defined identically to) this layout. This parameter is ignored if templateType is not VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_DESCRIPTOR_SET.

  • pipelineBindPoint is a VkPipelineBindPoint indicating the type of the pipeline that will use the descriptors. This parameter is ignored if templateType is not VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_KHR

  • pipelineLayout is a VkPipelineLayout object used to program the bindings. This parameter is ignored if templateType is not VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_KHR

  • set is the set number of the descriptor set in the pipeline layout that will be updated. This parameter is ignored if templateType is not VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_KHR


Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-templateType-00350
    If templateType is VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_DESCRIPTOR_SET, descriptorSetLayout must be a valid VkDescriptorSetLayout handle

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-templateType-00351
    If templateType is VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_KHR, pipelineBindPoint must be a valid VkPipelineBindPoint value

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-templateType-00352
    If templateType is VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_KHR, pipelineLayout must be a valid VkPipelineLayout handle

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-templateType-00353
    If templateType is VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_PUSH_DESCRIPTORS_KHR, set must be the unique set number in the pipeline layout that uses a descriptor set layout that was created with VK_DESCRIPTOR_SET_LAYOUT_CREATE_PUSH_DESCRIPTOR_BIT_KHR

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-templateType-04615
    If templateType is VK_DESCRIPTOR_UPDATE_TEMPLATE_TYPE_DESCRIPTOR_SET, descriptorSetLayout must not contain a binding with type VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_MUTABLE_VALVE

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-sType-sType

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-pNext-pNext
    pNext must be NULL

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-flags-zerobitmask
    flags must be 0

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-pDescriptorUpdateEntries-parameter
    pDescriptorUpdateEntries must be a valid pointer to an array of descriptorUpdateEntryCount valid VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateEntry structures

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-templateType-parameter
    templateType must be a valid VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateType value

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-descriptorUpdateEntryCount-arraylength
    descriptorUpdateEntryCount must be greater than 0

  • VUID-VkDescriptorUpdateTemplateCreateInfo-commonparent
    Both of descriptorSetLayout, and pipelineLayout that are valid handles of non-ignored parameters must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from the same VkDevice

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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