How to center a Text object horizontally on canvas using FabricJS?


In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to center a Text horizontally on canvas using FabricJS. We can display text on canvas by adding an instance of fabric.Text. Not only does it allow us to move, scale and change the dimensions of the text but it also provides additional functionality like text alignment, text decoration, line height which can be obtained by the properties textAlign, underline and lineHeight respectively. We can also center the text object horizontally on the canvas by using the centerH method.

Syntax

centerH()

Example 1

Default appearance of the Text object

Let’s see a code example to see how our text object looks when the centerH method is not used. In this case, the text object will not be centered horizontally on the canvas.

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <!-- Adding the Fabric JS Library--> <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/fabric.js/510/fabric.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h2>Default appearance of the Text object</h2> <p>You can see that the text object has not been centered horizontally on the canvas</p> <canvas id="canvas"></canvas> <script> // Initiate a canvas instance var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas"); canvas.setWidth(document.body.scrollWidth); canvas.setHeight(250); // Initiate a text object var text = new fabric.Text("Add sample
text here"
, { width: 300, fill: "green", fontWeight: "bold", }); // Add it to the canvas canvas.add(text); </script> </body> </html>

Example 2

Using the centerH method

In this example, we will see how by using the centerH method, we are able to place the text object exactly at the horizontal center of the canvas. In this case, the object is centered horizontally.

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <!-- Adding the Fabric JS Library--> <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/fabric.js/510/fabric.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h2>Using the centerH method</h2> <p>You can see that the text object has now been centered horizontally on the canvas</p> <canvas id="canvas"></canvas> <script> // Initiate a canvas instance var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas"); canvas.setWidth(document.body.scrollWidth); canvas.setHeight(250); // Initiate a text object var text = new fabric.Text("Add sample
text here"
, { width: 300, fill: "green", fontWeight: "bold", }); // Add it to the canvas canvas.add(text); // Using the centerH() method to center text object horizontally text.centerH(); </script> </body> </html>

Updated on: 13-Sep-2022

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