C Specification

To create descriptor set layout objects, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateDescriptorSetLayout(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkDescriptorSetLayoutCreateInfo*      pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkDescriptorSetLayout*                      pSetLayout);


  • device is the logical device that creates the descriptor set layout.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkDescriptorSetLayoutCreateInfo structure specifying the state of the descriptor set layout object.

  • pAllocator controls host memory allocation as described in the Memory Allocation chapter.

  • pSetLayout is a pointer to a VkDescriptorSetLayout handle in which the resulting descriptor set layout object is returned.


Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCreateDescriptorSetLayout-device-parameter
    device must be a valid VkDevice handle

  • VUID-vkCreateDescriptorSetLayout-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkDescriptorSetLayoutCreateInfo structure

  • VUID-vkCreateDescriptorSetLayout-pAllocator-parameter
    If pAllocator is not NULL, pAllocator must be a valid pointer to a valid VkAllocationCallbacks structure

  • VUID-vkCreateDescriptorSetLayout-pSetLayout-parameter
    pSetLayout must be a valid pointer to a VkDescriptorSetLayout handle

Return Codes
On success, this command returns

On failure, this command returns


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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