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HTML canvas fillText() Method

Canvas Object Reference Canvas Object

Example

Write "Hello world!" and "Big smile!" (with gradient) on the canvas, using fillText():

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JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");

ctx.font="20px Georgia";
ctx.fillText("Hello World!",10,50);

ctx.font="30px Verdana";
// Create gradient
var gradient=ctx.createLinearGradient(0,0,c.width,0);
gradient.addColorStop("0","magenta");
gradient.addColorStop("0.5","blue");
gradient.addColorStop("1.0","red");
// Fill with gradient
ctx.fillStyle=gradient;
ctx.fillText("Big smile!",10,90);

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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

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

Note: The maxWidth parameter is not supported in Safari.


Definition and Usage

The fillText() method draws filled text on the canvas. The default color of the text is black.

Tip: Use the font property to specify font and font size, and use the fillStyle property to render the text in another color/gradient.

JavaScript syntax: context.fillText(text,x,y,maxWidth);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description Play it
text Specifies the text that will be written on the canvas Play it »
x The x coordinate where to start painting the text (relative to the canvas) Play it »
y The y coordinate where to start painting the text (relative to the canvas) Play it »
maxWidth Optional. The maximum allowed width of the text, in pixels Play it »


Canvas Object Reference Canvas Object

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