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Fabric.js Canvas defaultCursor Property

  • Last Updated : 30 Jul, 2021

In this article, we are going to see how to set the default cursor of a canvas in Fabric.js using the defaultCursor property. The canvas in Fabric.js is used as a wrapper over the native canvas object provided by HTML. It provides high-level access to the underlying canvas allowing it to have an object model, allow parsing for SVG files, and allowing the canvas to be interacted with in an intuitive manner.

Approach: To make it possible we are going to use a JavaScript library called Fabric.js. After importing the library, we will create the canvas block in the body tag. After this, we will initialize an instance of the canvas object provided by Fabric.js and set the default cursor of the canvas using the defaultCursor property.


fabric.Canvas(canvasElement, {
    defaultCursor: String

Parameters: This property accepts a single parameter as mentioned above and described below.

  • defaultCursor: It is a string that specifies the name of the default cursor to be used on the canvas.

Example: The below example illustrates the use of Fabric.js Canvas defaultCursor property in JavaScript.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <!-- Adding the FabricJS library -->
    <script src=
    <div style="text-align: center; 
              width: 500px;">
        <h1 style="color: green;">
            Fabric.js | Canvas defaultCursor Property
    <canvas id="canvas" width="500" height="300" 
        style="border:1px solid #000000">
        // Initiate a Canvas instance 
        var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas", {
            // Set the default cursor
            // of the Canvas
            defaultCursor: "crosshair"


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