Licht 0.1.0-beta.2

This is a prerelease version of Licht.
dotnet add package Licht --version 0.1.0-beta.2
NuGet\Install-Package Licht -Version 0.1.0-beta.2
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Licht" Version="0.1.0-beta.2" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Licht --version 0.1.0-beta.2
#r "nuget: Licht, 0.1.0-beta.2"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Licht as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Licht&version=0.1.0-beta.2&prerelease

// Install Licht as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Licht&version=0.1.0-beta.2&prerelease


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A thin but opinionated abstraction layer to write Vulkan Code in C# (using Silk.NET) with fewer boilerplate code. (work in progress, see Examples folder for some examples)

Get to the Triangle in less than 50 lines of code:

using Licht.Applications;
using Licht.Core;
using Licht.Vulkan;
using Licht.Vulkan.Memory;
using Licht.Vulkan.Pipelines;
using Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection;
using Microsoft.Extensions.Logging;
using Silk.NET.Windowing;

var opts = ApplicationSpecification.Default with {ApplicationName = "Triangle"};
var builder = new ApplicationBuilder(opts);

builder.Services.AddSingleton<ILogger, Logger>();

    using var app = builder.Build<TriangleApplication>();

sealed class TriangleApplication : WindowedApplication
    private readonly VkGraphicsDevice _device;
    private readonly VkGraphicsPipeline _pipeline;
    private readonly PipelineEffect _effect;
    public TriangleApplication(ILogger logger, VkGraphicsDevice device, IWindow window, VkRenderer renderer) : base(logger, renderer, window)
        _device = device;
        var passDescription = GraphicsPipelineDescription.Default();
        _effect = PipelineEffect.BuildEffect(_device, "./assets/shaders/triangle.vert.spv", "./assets/shaders/triangle.frag.spv", null);
        _pipeline = new VkGraphicsPipeline(_device, _effect, passDescription, default, Renderer.RenderPass!.Value);

    public override void DrawFrame(CommandBuffer cmd, float deltaTime)
        cmd.Draw(3, 1, 0, 0);

    public override void Release()

There are currently examples for:

  • Triangle Example
  • ImGui Example
  • Compute Shader (small raytraced sphere) Example
Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
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0.1.0-beta.2 199 10/15/2023
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