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HTML canvas strokeStyle Property

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Example

Draw a rectangle. Use a stroke color of red:

YourbrowserdoesnotsupporttheHTML5canvastag.

JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
ctx.strokeStyle="#FF0000";
ctx.strokeRect(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 strokeStyle property.

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


Definition and Usage

The strokeStyle property sets or returns the color, gradient, or pattern used for strokes.

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

Property Values

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


Examples

More Examples

Example

Draw a rectangle. Use a gradient stroke:

YourbrowserdoesnotsupporttheHTML5canvastag.

JavaScript:

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

var gradient=ctx.createLinearGradient(0,0,170,0);
gradient.addColorStop("0","magenta");
gradient.addColorStop("0.5","blue");
gradient.addColorStop("1.0","red");

// Fill with gradient
ctx.strokeStyle=gradient;
ctx.lineWidth=5;
ctx.strokeRect(20,20,150,100);

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Example

Write the text "Big smile!", with a gradient stroke:

YourbrowserdoesnotsupporttheHTML5canvastag.

JavaScript:

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

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.strokeStyle=gradient;
ctx.strokeText("Big smile!",10,50);

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