HTMLCanvasElement: contextrestored event

Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The contextrestored event of the Canvas API is fired if the user agent restores the backing storage for a CanvasRenderingContext2D.

You can redraw, re-retrieve resources, and reinitialize the state of your context after receiving this event.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener('contextrestored', (event) => {});

oncontextrestored = (event) => { };

Event type

A generic Event.


The code fragment below detects the context restored event.

const canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');

canvas.addEventListener('contextrestored', (e) => {
  // call to redrawCanvas() or similar
}, false);


HTML Standard
# event-contextrestored

Browser compatibility

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See also