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How to remove controls of a text canvas using Fabric.js ?

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  • Last Updated : 06 Sep, 2021
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In this article, we are going to see how to remove the controls of a text canvas using FabricJS. The canvas means text written is movable and can be stretched according to requirement but we will remove the controls so that it cannot be resized or rotated but only be moved. 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 which will contain our text. After this, we will initialize instances of Canvas and Text provided by FabricJS and use the hasControls property to remove controls and render the Canvas on the Text as given in the example below.


fabric.Text(text, hasControls: boolean); 

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

  • text: It specifies the text to be written.
  • hasControls: It specifies whether to enable or disable controls, enabled by default.

Program: This example uses FabricJS to remove controls of a text canvas. Note that you have to click on the text to see if its controls are there or not. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
        How to remove controls of a
        text canvas using Fabric.js?
    <!-- 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 Textbox instance
        var text = new fabric.Text('GeeksforGeeks', {
            hasControls: false
        // Render the Textboxes on Canvas


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