Resolves an array of CFDictionary objects describing various pixel buffer attributes into a single dictionary.


func CVPixelBufferCreateResolvedAttributesDictionary(_ allocator: CFAllocator?, _ attributes: CFArray?, _ resolvedDictionaryOut: UnsafeMutablePointer<CFDictionary?>) -> CVReturn



The allocator to use to create the pixel buffer. Pass NULL to specify the default allocator.


An array of Core Foundation dictionaries containing pixel buffer attribute key-value pairs.


On output, the consolidated dictionary. Ownership follows the The Create Rule.

Return Value

A Core Video result code. See Core Video Constants for possible values.


This call is useful when you need to resolve requirements between several potential clients of a buffer.

If two or more dictionaries contain the same key but different values, this function adjusts values where possible so that the output dictionary contains a mutually compatible set of values. For example, if the attributes parameter contains dictionaries whose bytes-per-row attributes differ, the rowBytes value in the output dictionary is the least common multiple of the input values.

Some mismatched attributes cannot be resolved. Calling this function results in an error if the widths, heights, pixel format allocators, or callbacks in the input dictionaries do not match.

See Also

Inspecting Pixel Buffers

func CVPixelBufferGetBaseAddressOfPlane(CVPixelBuffer, Int) -> UnsafeMutableRawPointer?

Returns the base address of the plane at the specified plane index.

func CVPixelBufferGetBytesPerRow(CVPixelBuffer) -> Int

Returns the number of bytes per row of the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferGetBytesPerRowOfPlane(CVPixelBuffer, Int) -> Int

Returns the number of bytes per row for a plane at the specified index in the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferGetHeight(CVPixelBuffer) -> Int

Returns the height of the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferGetHeightOfPlane(CVPixelBuffer, Int) -> Int

Returns the height of the plane at planeIndex in the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferGetWidth(CVPixelBuffer) -> Int

Returns the width of the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferGetWidthOfPlane(CVPixelBuffer, Int) -> Int

Returns the width of the plane at a given index in the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferIsPlanar(CVPixelBuffer) -> Bool

Determines whether the pixel buffer is planar.

func CVPixelBufferGetPlaneCount(CVPixelBuffer) -> Int

Returns number of planes of the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferGetDataSize(CVPixelBuffer) -> Int

Returns the data size for contiguous planes of the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferGetPixelFormatType(CVPixelBuffer) -> OSType

Returns the pixel format type of the pixel buffer.

func CVPixelBufferGetIOSurface(CVPixelBuffer?) -> Unmanaged<IOSurfaceRef>?

Returns the IOSurface backing the pixel buffer, or NULL if it is not backed by an IOSurface.

func CVPixelBufferGetTypeID() -> CFTypeID

Returns the Core Foundation type identifier of the pixel buffer type.