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SDL_Vulkan_GetInstanceExtensions

Get the Vulkan instance extensions needed for vkCreateInstance.

Header File

Defined in <SDL3/SDL_vulkan.h>

Syntax

char const* const* SDL_Vulkan_GetInstanceExtensions(Uint32 *count);

Function Parameters

Uint32 * count a pointer filled in with the number of extensions returned.

Return Value

(char const * const *) Returns an array of extension name strings on success, NULL on error.

Remarks

This should be called after either calling SDL_Vulkan_LoadLibrary() or creating an SDL_Window with the SDL_WINDOW_VULKAN flag.

On return, the variable pointed to by count will be set to the number of elements returned, suitable for using with VkInstanceCreateInfo::enabledExtensionCount, and the returned array can be used with VkInstanceCreateInfo::ppEnabledExtensionNames, for calling Vulkan's vkCreateInstance API.

You should not free the returned array; it is owned by SDL.

Version

This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.

Code Examples

extern void handle_error(void);
#ifndef VK_EXT_DEBUG_REPORT_EXTENSION_NAME
#define VK_EXT_DEBUG_REPORT_EXTENSION_NAME "VK_EXT_debug_report"
#endif

int count_instance_extensions;
const char * const *instance_extensions = SDL_Vulkan_GetInstanceExtensions(&count_instance_extensions);

if (instance_extensions == NULL) { handle_error(); }

Uint32 count_extensions = count_instance_extensions;
const char **extensions = SDL_malloc(count_extensions * sizeof(const char *));
extensions[0] = VK_EXT_DEBUG_REPORT_EXTENSION_NAME;
SDL_memcpy(&extensions[1], instance_extensions, count_instance_extensions * sizeof(const char*)); 

// Now we can make the Vulkan instance
VkInstanceCreateInfo create_info = {};
create_info.enabledExtensionCount = count_extensions;
create_info.ppEnabledExtensionNames = extensions;

VkInstance instance;
VkResult result = vkCreateInstance(&create_info, NULL, &instance);
SDL_free(extensions);

See Also


CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryVulkan


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