The CanvasRenderingContext2D.canvas property is a read-only reference to the HTMLCanvasElement object that is associated with the context. It might be null if there is no association with an <canvas> element.




Given this <canvas> element:

<canvas id="canvas"></canvas>

You can get a reference to the canvas element within the CanvasRenderingContext2D by using the canvas property:

var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');
ctx.canvas // HTMLCanvasElement


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'CanvasRenderingContext2D.canvas' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes12 Yes Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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