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    This is an experimental technology
    Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

    The CanvasRenderingContext2D.removeHitRegion() method of the Canvas 2D API removes a given hit region from the canvas.


    void ctx.removeHitRegion(id);


    A DOMString representing the id of the region that is to be removed.


    Using the removeHitRegion method

    This is just a simple code snippet which uses the removeHitRegion method.


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


    var canvas = document.getElementById("canvas");
    var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
    // set a hit region 
    ctx.addHitRegion({id: "eyes"});
    // remove it from the canvas


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

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes)[1] 30 (30) [2] Not supported Not supported Not supported
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported Not supported 30 (30) [2] Not supported Not supported Not supported

    Compatibility notes

    • [1] This feature is behind a feature flag. Set the flag ExperimentalCanvasFeatures to true to enable it.
    • [2] This feature is behind a feature preference setting. In about:config, set canvas.hitregions.enabled to true.

    See also

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