The CanvasRenderingContext2D method lineTo(), part of the Canvas 2D API, adds a straight line to the current sub-path by connecting the sub-path's last point to the specified (x, y) coordinates.

Like other methods that modify the current path, this method does not directly render anything. To draw the path onto a canvas, you can use the fill() or stroke() methods.


ctx.lineTo(x, y);


The x-axis coordinate of the line's end point.
The y-axis coordinate of the line's end point.

Return value



Drawing a straight line

This example draws a straight line using the lineTo() method.


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


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

ctx.beginPath();       // Start a new path
ctx.moveTo(50, 50);    // Move the pen to {50, 50}
ctx.lineTo(150, 100);  // Draw a line to {150, 100}
ctx.stroke();          // Render the path



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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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