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HTML | canvas clip() Method
  • Last Updated : 10 Oct, 2019

The clip() method is used to clip a region/part of any shape and size from the given/original canvas. After clipping a region, the further drawings can be applied only on the clipped region. Although save() and restore() method can be used to get back to the previous canvas.

Syntax:

context.clip();

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML canvas clip() Method
    </title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:left;">
  
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
  
    <h2>HTML canvas clip() Method</h2>
    <h2>Before clip():</h2>
    <canvas id="GFG" width="500" height="200" style="border:2px solid">
    </canvas>
  
    <script>
        var doc_id = document.getElementById("GFG");
        var context = doc_id.getContext("2d");
  
        // Draw a rectangle
        context.rect(100, 20, 200, 120);
        context.stroke();
  
        // Draw green rectangle
        context.fillStyle = "green";
        context.fillRect(50, 50, 150, 100);
    </script>
    <h2>After clip():</h2>
    <canvas id="GFG2" width="500" height="200" style="border:2px solid ;">
    </canvas>
  
    <script>
        var doc_id = document.getElementById("GFG2");
        var context = doc_id.getContext("2d");
        // Clip a region
        context.rect(100, 20, 200, 120);
        context.stroke();
        context.clip();
  
        // Draw green rectangle after clip()
        context.fillStyle = "green";
        context.fillRect(50, 50, 150, 100);
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML canvas clip() Method are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

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