Bug: 80417561

Clone this repo:
  1. 0b01533 Clean up licensing. by Elliott Hughes · 5 weeks ago main master
  2. 8de4111 Merge remote-tracking branch 'khronos/main' am: 9b3a58463c by Trevor David Black · 3 months ago ndk-r27-release
  3. 9b3a584 Merge remote-tracking branch 'khronos/main' by Trevor David Black · 4 months ago
  4. 217e93c Update for Vulkan-Docs 1.3.275 by Jon Leech · 5 months ago
  5. 80207f9 Update for Vulkan-Docs 1.3.274 by Jon Leech · 5 months ago


Vulkan header files and API registry

This repository contains Vulkan header files, include files for C and C++, and related scripts and tests.

Most of the files in this repository are sourced from, or generated from, other repositories as described in CONTRIBUTING.md. Vulkan-Headers exists as a staging area for these files, most of which are then consumed by downstream repositories used to build SDK components such as the Vulkan Validation Layers and Conformance Test Suite.

Developers normally obtain headers from the official Vulkan-SDK. They can also use headers from, or packaged from, this repository.

In most cases, developers should only need the headers, not the scripts and other material in this repository. If you need to run the scripts, please use them from their canonical source in the Vulkan Specification repository.




See BUILD.md

SDK Support

Vulkan-Headers are shipped as part of the official Vulkan-SDK

C/C++ Package Manager Support

Vulkan-Headers are also supported by both conan & vcpkg.

Version Tagging Scheme

Updates to this repository which correspond to a new Vulkan specification release are tagged using the following format: v<version> (e.g., v1.3.266).

Note: Marked version releases have undergone thorough testing but do not imply the same quality level as SDK tags. SDK tags follow the vulkan-sdk-<version>.<patch> format (e.g., vulkan-sdk-

This scheme was adopted following the 1.3.266 Vulkan specification release.