strokeText() Method - Javascript Canvas Reference

Javascript examples for Canvas Reference:strokeText


The strokeText() method draws text on the canvas. The default color is black.

JavaScript syntax

context.strokeText(text, x, y, maxWidth);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
text text to draw
x The x coordinate where to start painting the text
y The y coordinate where to start painting the text
maxWidth Optional. The maximum allowed width of the text, in pixels

Write "Hello world!" and "from" (with gradient) on the canvas, using strokeText():

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");

ctx.font = "20px Georgia";
ctx.strokeText("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("1.0", "red");

// Fill with gradient
ctx.strokeStyle = gradient;/*from www .ja  v  a  2s .c  o m*/
ctx.strokeText("from", 10, 90);



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