C Specification

When the VK_KHR_incremental_present extension is enabled, additional fields can be specified that allow an application to specify that only certain rectangular regions of the presentable images of a swapchain are changed. This is an optimization hint that a presentation engine may use to only update the region of a surface that is actually changing. The application still must ensure that all pixels of a presented image contain the desired values, in case the presentation engine ignores this hint. An application can provide this hint by adding a VkPresentRegionsKHR structure to the pNext chain of the VkPresentInfoKHR structure.

The VkPresentRegionsKHR structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_KHR_incremental_present
typedef struct VkPresentRegionsKHR {
    VkStructureType              sType;
    const void*                  pNext;
    uint32_t                     swapchainCount;
    const VkPresentRegionKHR*    pRegions;
} VkPresentRegionsKHR;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

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

  • swapchainCount is the number of swapchains being presented to by this command.

  • pRegions is NULL or a pointer to an array of VkPresentRegionKHR elements with swapchainCount entries. If not NULL, each element of pRegions contains the region that has changed since the last present to the swapchain in the corresponding entry in the VkPresentInfoKHR::pSwapchains array.


Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkPresentRegionsKHR-swapchainCount-01260
    swapchainCount must be the same value as VkPresentInfoKHR::swapchainCount, where VkPresentInfoKHR is included in the pNext chain of this VkPresentRegionsKHR structure

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

  • VUID-VkPresentRegionsKHR-pRegions-parameter
    If pRegions is not NULL, pRegions must be a valid pointer to an array of swapchainCount valid VkPresentRegionKHR structures

  • VUID-VkPresentRegionsKHR-swapchainCount-arraylength
    swapchainCount must be greater than 0

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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