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  • Last Updated : 10 Oct, 2019

The fillText() method is used to draw filled text on the canvas. The default color of the text is black.


context.fillText(text, x, y, maxWidth);


  • text: This parameter specifies the text to be written on the canvas.
  • x: This parameter specifies the x-coordinate from where to start the text.
  • y: This parameter specifies the y-coordinate from where to end the text.
  • maxWidth: This parameter specifies the maximum width allowed to the text. It is optional.

Example 1:

<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML canvas fillText() Method
<body style="text-align:left;">
    <h2>HTML canvas fillText() Method</h2>
    <canvas id="GFG" width="500" height="200" style="border:2px solid">
        var doc_id = document.getElementById("GFG");
        var context = doc_id.getContext("2d");
        context.font = "bold 30px solid";
        context.fillText("GeeksforGeeks", 180, 100);
        // Create gradient
        var grad = context.createLinearGradient(0, 0, doc_id.width, 0);
        grad.addColorStop("0", "green");
        grad.addColorStop("0.5", "white");
        grad.addColorStop("1.0", "green");
        // Fill with gradient
        context.fillStyle = grad;
        context.fillText("GeeksforGeeks", 180, 120);


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

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

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