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Fabric.js ActiveSelection toGroup() Method

  • Last Updated : 28 May, 2021

In this article, we are going to see how to use the toGroup() Method in the canvas ActiveSelection using FabricJS, it used to fill an object. The canvas ActiveSelection means the ActiveSelection is movable and can be stretched according to requirements. Further, the ActiveSelection can be customized when it comes to initial stroke color, height, width, fill color, or stroke width.

The toGroup() Method is used to change the activeSelection to a normal group.

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Approach: First import the fabric.js library. After importing the library, create a canvas block in the body tag which will contain the ActiveSelection. After this, initialize an instance of Canvas and ActiveSelection class provided by Fabric.JS and use the toGroup() method.



Parameters: This function does not accept any parameter.

Return Value: This method returns the object value that is used to change the activeSelection to a normal group.

Example: This example uses FabricJS to set the toGroup() method of the canvas ActiveSelection as shown in the below example:


<!DOCTYPE html>
  <!-- FabricJS CDN -->
  <script src=
  <div style="text-align: center;width: 400px;">
    <h1 style="color: green;">
      Fabric.js | ActiveSelection toGroup() method
  <div style="text-align: center;">
    <canvas id="canvas" width="500" height="500" 
            style="border:1px solid green;">
  <img src=
       width="100" height="100"
       id="my-image" style="display: none;">
    var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas");
    // Getting the image 
    var img = document.getElementById('my-image');
    // Creating the image instance 
    var geek = new fabric.Image(img, {
    var geek = new fabric.IText('GeeksforGeeks', {
    var gfg = new fabric.ActiveSelection(
                canvas.getObjects(), {


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