C Specification

The VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeatures structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_2
typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeatures {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           shaderInputAttachmentArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderUniformTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderStorageTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderUniformBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderSampledImageArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderStorageBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderStorageImageArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderInputAttachmentArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderUniformTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderStorageTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingUniformBufferUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingSampledImageUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingStorageImageUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingStorageBufferUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingUniformTexelBufferUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingStorageTexelBufferUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingUpdateUnusedWhilePending;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingPartiallyBound;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingVariableDescriptorCount;
    VkBool32           runtimeDescriptorArray;
} VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeatures;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing
typedef VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeatures VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeaturesEXT;

Members

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeatures structure describe the following features:

Description

  • shaderInputAttachmentArrayDynamicIndexing indicates whether arrays of input attachments can be indexed by dynamically uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_INPUT_ATTACHMENT must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the InputAttachmentArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderUniformTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing indicates whether arrays of uniform texel buffers can be indexed by dynamically uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the UniformTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing indicates whether arrays of storage texel buffers can be indexed by dynamically uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderUniformBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of uniform buffers can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER_DYNAMIC must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the UniformBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderSampledImageArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of samplers or sampled images can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLED_IMAGE must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the SampledImageArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of storage buffers can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER_DYNAMIC must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageImageArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of storage images can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_IMAGE must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderInputAttachmentArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of input attachments can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_INPUT_ATTACHMENT must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the InputAttachmentArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderUniformTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of uniform texel buffers can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the UniformTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of storage texel buffers can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • descriptorBindingUniformBufferUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating uniform buffer descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER.

  • descriptorBindingSampledImageUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating sampled image descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLED_IMAGE.

  • descriptorBindingStorageImageUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating storage image descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_IMAGE.

  • descriptorBindingStorageBufferUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating storage buffer descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER.

  • descriptorBindingUniformTexelBufferUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating uniform texel buffer descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER.

  • descriptorBindingStorageTexelBufferUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating storage texel buffer descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER.

  • descriptorBindingUpdateUnusedWhilePending indicates whether the implementation supports updating descriptors while the set is in use. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_UNUSED_WHILE_PENDING_BIT must not be used.

  • descriptorBindingPartiallyBound indicates whether the implementation supports statically using a descriptor set binding in which some descriptors are not valid. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_PARTIALLY_BOUND_BIT must not be used.

  • descriptorBindingVariableDescriptorCount indicates whether the implementation supports descriptor sets with a variable-sized last binding. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_VARIABLE_DESCRIPTOR_COUNT_BIT must not be used.

  • runtimeDescriptorArray indicates whether the implementation supports the SPIR-V RuntimeDescriptorArray capability. If this feature is not enabled, descriptors must not be declared in runtime arrays.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeatures structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2, it is filled with values indicating whether each feature is supported. VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeatures can also be included in the pNext chain of VkDeviceCreateInfo to enable features.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkPhysicalDeviceDescriptorIndexingFeatures-sType-sType
    sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_INDEXING_FEATURES

See Also

VkBool32, VkStructureType

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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