HTML5 Canvas Cheat Sheet v1.

Canvas element
Name width height Type unsigned long unsigned long Default 300 150

Name globalAlpha Type float Default 1.0

Return string Name toDataURL( [Optional] string type, [Variadic] any args) getContext( string contextId)

globalCompositeOperation string source-over Supports any of the following values:





2D Context
Name canvas Type HTMLCanvasObject [readonly] source-atop Name save( ) restore( ) destination-out destination-atop lighter destination-over destination-in

Return void void

Return void void void void Name scale( float x, float y) rotate( float angle) translate( float x, float y) transform( float m11, float m12, float m21, float m22, float dx, float dy) setTransform( float m11, float m12, float m21, float m22, float dx, float dy)



Line styles
Name lineWidth Type float Default 1.0


lineCap string butt Supports any of the following values: butt round square

Image drawing
Return void Name lineJoin string miter Supports any of the following values: round bevel miter drawImage( Object image, float dx, float dy, [Optional] float dw, float dh) Argument "image" can be of type HTMLImageElement, HTMLCanvasElement or HTMLVideoElement void drawImage( Object image, float sx, float sy, float sw, float sh, float dx, float dy, float dw, float dh)




float h) strokeRect( float x. float y) void void Pixel manipulation Methods Return ImageData ImageData imagedata) ImageData void Name createImageData( float sw. float y1.0 0. float x1. float w. float h) fillRect( float x. float dy. hanging. float sh) createImageData( ImageData getImageData( float sx. float endAngle. float dx. float cp2y. float y) quadraticCurveTo( float cpx. bottom] Methods Return CanvasGradient Name createLinearGradient( float x0. float x. string color) Rectangles Methods Return void Name clearRect( float x. float cp2x. float w. float cp1y. alphabetic. float x1. repeat-y. middle. string repetition) Argument "image" can be of type HTMLImageElement. float y. float y0. end.0 transparent black Text Attributes Name font Type string Default 10px sans-serif textAlign string start Supports any of the following values: [start. float h) CanvasPattern interface No attributes or methods. float sy. float y. float sh) putImageData( ImageData imagedata. float x2. float y. float x. float y1. ideographic. float r0. float y.Colors. float y ) bezierCurveTo( float cp1x. float dirtyHeight) void void ImageData interface width height data unsigned long unsigned long CanvasPixelArray [readonly] [readonly] [readonly] void CanvasPixelArray interface length unsigned long [readonly] void boolean Source: http://www. float r1) CanvasPattern createPattern( Object image. float y) lineTo( float x. float y1) CanvasGradient createRadialGradient( float x0. right. float y0. float radius. float w. float x.0 0. float startAngle. float y ) arcTo( float x1. float dirtyY. [Optional] float maxWidth) measureText( string text) void TextMetrics TextMetrics interface width float [readonly] CanvasGradient interface void addColorStop( float (2009-05-04) . float y. float h) isPointInPath( float x. float y2. float dirtyWidth. boolean anticlockwise ) rect( float x. Paths Methods Return void void void void void void void void Name beginPath( ) closePath( ) fill( ) stroke( ) clip( ) moveTo( float x. no-repeat] Methods Return void Name fillText( string text. [Optional] float dirtyX. float radius ) arc( float x. repeat-x. [Optional] float maxWidth) strokeText( string text. float x. center] textBaseline string alphabetic Supports any of the following values: [top. HTMLCanvasElement or HTMLVideoElement "repetition" supports any of the following values: [repeat (default). float y. float w.whatwg. float y. float sw. left. styles and shadows Attributes Name strokeStyle fillStyle shadowOffsetX shadowOffsetY shadowBlur shadowColor Type any any float float float string Default black black 0. float cpy.