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