HTML <canvas> Tag
Draw a red square, on the fly, and show it inside the <canvas> element:
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The <canvas> tag is supported in Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.
Note: Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions, do not support the <canvas> tag.
Definition and Usage
The <canvas> tag is only a container for graphics, you must use a script to actually draw the graphics.
Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5
The <canvas> tag is new in HTML5.
Tips and Notes
Note: Any text inside the <canvas> element will be displayed in browsers that does not support <canvas>.
Tip:For a complete reference of all the properties and methods that can be used with the canvas object, go to our HTML Canvas Reference.
New : New in HTML5.
|heightNew||pixels||Specifies the height of the canvas|
|widthNew||pixels||Specifies the width of the canvas|
The <canvas> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.
The <canvas> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.
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