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  • Last Updated : 09 Mar, 2022

In this article, we are going to see how to change the active background color of the text canvas using FabricJS. The canvas means text written is movable, rotatable, resizable, and can be stretched. But in this article, we will change the active background color. Further, the text itself cannot be edited like a textbox.
Approach: To make it possible, we are going to use a JavaScript library called FabricJS. After importing the library using CDN, we will create a canvas block in the body tag that will contain our text. After this, we will initialize instances of Canvas and Text provided by FabricJS and use the selectionBackgroundColor property to change the active background color and render the Canvas on the Text as given in the example below.

 fabric.Text(text, selectionBackgroundColor: string); 

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

  • text: It specifies the text to be written.
  • selectionBackgroundColor: It specifies the color of the background when active.

Program: This example uses FabricJS to change the active background color of the text canvas. Note that we have to click on the text to see the active background color.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        Fabric.js | Text selectionBackgroundColor Property
    <!-- Loading the FabricJS library -->
    <script src=
    <canvas id="canvas" width="600" height="200"
        style="border:1px solid #000000;">
        // Create a new instance of Canvas
        var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas");
        // Create a new Text instance
        var text = new fabric.Text('GeeksforGeeks', {
            selectionBackgroundColor: 'green'
        // Render the text on Canvas



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