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HTML canvas closePath() Method

Canvas Object Reference Canvas Object

Example

Draw a path, shaped as the letter L, and then draw a line back to the starting point:

YourbrowserdoesnotsupporttheHTML5canvastag.

JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(20,20);
ctx.lineTo(20,100);
ctx.lineTo(70,100);
ctx.closePath();
ctx.stroke();

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari support the closePath() method.

Note: Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions, do not support the <canvas> element.


Definition and Usage

The closePath() method creates a path from the current point back to the starting point.

Tip: Use the stroke() method to actually draw the path on the canvas.

Tip: Use the fill() method to fill the drawing (black is default). Use the fillStyle property to fill with another color/gradient.

JavaScript syntax: context.closePath();


Examples

More Examples

Example

Use red as the fill color:

Yourbrowserdoesnotsupportthecanvastag.

JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(20,20);
ctx.lineTo(20,100);
ctx.lineTo(70,100);
ctx.closePath();
ctx.stroke();
ctx.fillStyle="red";
ctx.fill();

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Canvas Object Reference Canvas Object

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