HTML canvas clearRect() Method

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The clearRect() method in HTML canvas is used to clear the pixels in a given rectangle. The <canvas> element allows you to draw graphics on a web page using JavaScript. Every canvas has two elements that describes the height and width of the canvas i.e. height and width respectively.

Following is the syntax −



  • p: The x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle to clear
  • q: The y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the rectangle to clear
  • width: Width of the rectangle to clear
  • height: Height of the rectangle to clear

Let us now see an example to implement the clearRect() method of canvas−


 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<canvas id="newCanvas" width="500" height="350" style="border:2px solid blue;">
var c = document.getElementById("newCanvas");
var ctx = c.getContext("2d");
ctx.fillStyle = "gray";
ctx.fillRect(0, 0, 500, 350);
ctx.clearRect(250, 100, 50, 100);


Updated on 12-Jun-2020 06:57:42