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How to remove only rotation controls of a canvas-type text using Fabric.js ?

  • Last Updated : 06 Sep, 2021

In this article, we are going to see how to remove only the rotation controls of a canvas-like text using FabricJS. The canvas means text written is movable and can be stretched according to requirement but we will remove the rotation controls so that it cannot be rotated but only be moved and resized. 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 hasRotatingPoint property to remove only the rotation controls and render the Canvas on the Text as given in the example below.


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 fabric.Text(text, hasRotatingPoint: boolean); 

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

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

Program: We can use FabricJS to remove only the rotation controls of canvas-like text as given below. Note that you have to click on the text to see if its controls are there or not. 


<!DOCTYPE hyml>
        How to remove only rotating controls of
        a canvas-type text with JavaScript?
    <!-- 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', {
            hasRotatingPoint: false
        // Render the Textboxes on Canvas


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