C Specification

The VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_KHR_external_semaphore_win32
typedef struct VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR {
    VkStructureType                          sType;
    const void*                              pNext;
    VkSemaphore                              semaphore;
    VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits    handleType;
} VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

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

  • semaphore is the semaphore from which state will be exported.

  • handleType is the type of handle requested.


The properties of the handle returned depend on the value of handleType. See VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits for a description of the properties of the defined external semaphore handle types.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-handleType-01126
    handleType must have been included in VkExportSemaphoreCreateInfo::handleTypes when the semaphore’s current payload was created

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-handleType-01127
    If handleType is defined as an NT handle, vkGetSemaphoreWin32HandleKHR must be called no more than once for each valid unique combination of semaphore and handleType

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-semaphore-01128
    semaphore must not currently have its payload replaced by an imported payload as described below in Importing Semaphore Payloads unless that imported payload’s handle type was included in VkExternalSemaphoreProperties::exportFromImportedHandleTypes for handleType

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-handleType-01129
    If handleType refers to a handle type with copy payload transference semantics, as defined below in Importing Semaphore Payloads, there must be no queue waiting on semaphore

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-handleType-01130
    If handleType refers to a handle type with copy payload transference semantics, semaphore must be signaled, or have an associated semaphore signal operation pending execution

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-handleType-01131
    handleType must be defined as an NT handle or a global share handle

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-sType-sType

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-pNext-pNext
    pNext must be NULL

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-semaphore-parameter
    semaphore must be a valid VkSemaphore handle

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreGetWin32HandleInfoKHR-handleType-parameter
    handleType must be a valid VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits value

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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