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HTML canvas fillStyle Property

Canvas Object Reference Canvas Object

Example

Define a red fill-color for the rectangle:

Yourbrowserdoesnotsupportthecanvastag.

JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
ctx.fillStyle="#FF0000";
ctx.fillRect(20,20,150,100);

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari support the fillStyle property.

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


Definition and Usage

The fillStyle property sets or returns the color, gradient, or pattern used to fill the drawing.

Default value: #000000
JavaScript syntax: context.fillStyle=color|gradient|pattern;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
color A CSS color value that indicates the fill color of the drawing. Default value is #000000 Play it »
gradient A gradient object (linear or radial) used to fill the drawing  
pattern A pattern object to use to fill the drawing  


Examples

More Examples

Example

Define a gradient (top to bottom) as the fill style for the rectangle:

Yourbrowserdoesnotsupportthecanvastag.

JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
var my_gradient=ctx.createLinearGradient(0,0,0,170);
my_gradient.addColorStop(0,"black");
my_gradient.addColorStop(1,"white");
ctx.fillStyle=my_gradient;
ctx.fillRect(20,20,150,100);

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Example

Define a gradient (left to right) as the fill style for the rectangle:

Yourbrowserdoesnotsupportthecanvastag.

JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
var my_gradient=ctx.createLinearGradient(0,0,170,0);
my_gradient.addColorStop(0,"black");
my_gradient.addColorStop(1,"white");
ctx.fillStyle=my_gradient;
ctx.fillRect(20,20,150,100);

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Example

Define a gradient that goes from black, to red, to white, as the fill style for the rectangle:

Yourbrowserdoesnotsupportthecanvastag.

JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
var my_gradient=ctx.createLinearGradient(0,0,170,0);
my_gradient.addColorStop(0,"black");
my_gradient.addColorStop(0.5,"red");
my_gradient.addColorStop(1,"white");
ctx.fillStyle=my_gradient;
ctx.fillRect(20,20,150,100);

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Image to use:

Lamp

Example

Use an image to fill the drawing:

YourbrowserdoesnotsupporttheHTML5canvastag.

JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
var img=document.getElementById("lamp");
var pat=ctx.createPattern(img,"repeat");
ctx.rect(0,0,150,100);
ctx.fillStyle=pat;
ctx.fill();

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Canvas Object Reference Canvas Object


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