HTMLCanvasElement: webglcontextcreationerror event

The webglcontextcreationerror event of the WebGL API is fired if the user agent is unable to create a WebGLRenderingContext context.

This event has a WebGLContextEvent.statusMessage property, which can contain a platform dependent string with more information about the failure.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Interface WebGLContextEvent
Event handler property none

Example

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

canvas.addEventListener('webglcontextcreationerror', function(e) {
  console.log(e.statusMessage || 'Unknown error');
}, false);

var gl = canvas.getContext('webgl');
// logs statusMessage or "Unknown error" if unable to create WebGL context

Specifications

Specification
WebGL Specification (WebGL)
# 5.15.4

Browser compatibility

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See also