HTML Canvas Tag

HTML Canvas Tag is used to draw graphics with the help of scripts, commonly using JavaScript scripts.

Syntax of HTML Canvas Tag

The Syntax of HTML Canvas Tag is shown below. The text of the Canvas Element is written between the starting Canvas tag and ending Canvas tag.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<canvas id="Canvas">
Your browser does not support html canvas tag.
</canvas>
</body>
</html>

The text written inside the canvas starting and ending tags will be displayed if the browser doesn't support the canvas tag or javascript is disabled in it.

Usage of HTML Canvas Tag

HTML Canvas Tag is nothing but just a container that can contain graphics, Javscript language is used to draw the actual graphics inside the canvas tag.

Example of HTML Canvas Tag

Simple example of HTML Canvas Tag is shown below.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<canvas id="Canvas">
Your browser does not support html canvas tag.
</canvas>

<script>
var canvas = document.getElementById("Canvas");
var a = canvas.getContext("2d");
a.fillStyle = "#009F5E";
a.fillRect(0, 0, 50, 50);
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

The output of code above is shown below.

Your browser does not support html canvas tag.

Browser Support for HTML Canvas Tag

HTML Canvas Tag is not supported by old versions of major Browsers, Chrome 4.0, Internet Explorer 9.0, Fire Fox 2.0, Safari 3.1, and Opera 9.0 and higher versions support the canvas tag.

Global Attributes Support in HTML Canvas Tag

The HTML Canvas Tag supports all Global Attributes.

Event Attributes Support in HTML Canvas Tag

The HTML Canvas Tag supports all Event Attributes.

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