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createCanvas

JavaScript only

Description

Creates a canvas element in the document and sets its dimensions in pixels. The variables width and height are set by the parameters passed to this function.

By default, your canvas is added to the end of the web page it's in. Alternatively, you may want to position your canvas in the midst of other information on your page. This can be done by using the appendChild function:

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>My Sketch</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>Here is my sketch:</p>
<div id="sketch-holder">
<!-- Our sketch will go here! -->
</div>
<p>Pretty cool, eh?</p>
<script type="module" src="sketch.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

sketch.js
import p8g, {
background,
createCanvas,
rect,
} from './p8g.js';

p8g.draw = () => {
background(220);
rect(50, 50, 100, 100);
};

const canvas = createCanvas(320, 320);
const sketchHolder = document.getElementById('sketch-holder');
sketchHolder.appendChild(canvas);

Syntax

createCanvas(w, h)

Parameters

ParameterDescription
wwidth of the canvas
hheight of the canvas

Returns

HTMLCanvasElement