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C Specification

Bits which can be set in VkSwapchainCreateInfoKHR::flags, specifying parameters of swapchain creation, are:

typedef enum VkSwapchainCreateFlagBitsKHR {
} VkSwapchainCreateFlagBitsKHR;


  • VK_SWAPCHAIN_CREATE_SPLIT_INSTANCE_BIND_REGIONS_BIT_KHR specifies that images created from the swapchain (i.e. with the swapchain member of VkImageSwapchainCreateInfoKHR set to this swapchain’s handle) must use VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPLIT_INSTANCE_BIND_REGIONS_BIT.

  • VK_SWAPCHAIN_CREATE_PROTECTED_BIT_KHR specifies that images created from the swapchain are protected images.

  • VK_SWAPCHAIN_CREATE_MUTABLE_FORMAT_BIT_KHR specifies that the images of the swapchain can be used to create a VkImageView with a different format than what the swapchain was created with. The list of allowed image view formats are specified by adding a VkImageFormatListCreateInfo structure to the pNext chain of VkSwapchainCreateInfoKHR. In addition, this flag also specifies that the swapchain can be created with usage flags that are not supported for the format the swapchain is created with but are supported for at least one of the allowed image view formats.

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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