fillStyle Property - Javascript Canvas Reference

Javascript examples for Canvas Reference:fillStyle


The fillStyle property sets or gets the color, gradient, or pattern used to fill a shape.

fillStyle default value is #000000

JavaScript syntax

context.fillStyle = color|gradient|pattern;

Property Values

colorA CSS color value. Default value is #000000
gradient A gradient object used to fill the drawing
pattern A pattern object to use to fill the drawing


The following code shows how to define a gradient from top to bottom as the fill style for the rectangle.


Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>

<canvas id="myCanvas" width="300" height="250" style="border:1px solid #d3d3d3;">
Your browser does not support the HTML5 canvas tag.</canvas>


var c = document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx = c.getContext("2d");
var grd = ctx.createLinearGradient(0, 0, 170, 0);
grd.addColorStop(0, "black");
grd.addColorStop(0.5, "red");
grd.addColorStop(0.7, "blue");
grd.addColorStop(1, "white");
ctx.fillStyle = grd;//from  w w w  .  j a  va 2s .c  o  m
ctx.fillRect(20, 20, 150, 100);



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