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C Specification

To query the basic capabilities of a surface, needed in order to create a swapchain, call:

VkResult vkGetPhysicalDeviceSurfaceCapabilities2EXT(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkSurfaceKHR                                surface,
    VkSurfaceCapabilities2EXT*                  pSurfaceCapabilities);


  • physicalDevice is the physical device that will be associated with the swapchain to be created, as described for vkCreateSwapchainKHR.

  • surface is the surface that will be associated with the swapchain.

  • pSurfaceCapabilities is a pointer to a VkSurfaceCapabilities2EXT structure in which the capabilities are returned.


vkGetPhysicalDeviceSurfaceCapabilities2EXT behaves similarly to vkGetPhysicalDeviceSurfaceCapabilitiesKHR, with the ability to return extended information by adding extension structures to the pNext chain of its pSurfaceCapabilities parameter.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
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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