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Fabric.js Polyline lockSkewingY Property

  • Last Updated : 26 Aug, 2020
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In this article, we are going to see how to lock vertically skewing of a canvas polyline using FabricJS. The canvas polyline means the polyline is movable and can be stretched according to requirement. Further, the polyline can be customized when it comes to initial stroke color, height, width, fill color, or stroke width.

To make it possible we are going to use a JavaScript library called FabricJS. After importing the library, we will create a canvas block in the body tag that will contain the polyline. After this, we will initialize instances of Canvas and Polyline provided by FabricJS and set the lockSkewingY of canvas polyline using lockSkewingY property and render the Polyline on the Canvas as given in the below example.


var polyline = new fabric.Polyline(
    points, { lockSkewingY: Boolean}

Parameters: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:

  • points: It holds the starting and ending coordinates for all the points of the polyline.
  • lockSkewingY: It is a boolean value that specifies whether to lock the vertical skewing of a polyline canvas or not.

Below example illustrate the Polyline lockSkewingY Property in JavaScript:



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <!-- Loading the FabricJS library -->
    <script src=
    <div style="text-align: center;
         width: 600px;">
        <h1 style="color: green;">
            Fabric.js | Polyline lockSkewingY Property
    <canvas id="canvas" width="600" height="300" 
        style="border:1px solid #000000;">
        // Initiate a Canvas instance 
        var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas");
        // Initiate a Polyline instance 
        var polyline = new fabric.Polyline([
                x: 300,
                y: 60
                x: 350,
                y: 100
            }, {
                x: 350,
                y: 230
            }, {
                x: 250,
                y: 230
            }, {
                x: 250,
                y: 100
            }, {
                x: 300,
                y: 60
            }], {
            // Disable skewing
            // along the y-axis
            lockSkewingY: true
        // Render the Polyline in canvas 


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