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The ImageBitmap.close() method disposes of all graphical resources associated with an ImageBitmap.


void ImageBitmap.close()


var offscreen = new OffscreenCanvas(256, 256);
var gl = offscreen.getContext('webgl');

// ... some drawing using the gl context ...

var bitmap = offscreen.transferToImageBitmap();
// ImageBitmap { width: 256, height: 256 }

// ImageBitmap { width: 0, height: 0 } -- disposed


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'close()' in that specification.
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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 52Edge ? Firefox Full support 46IE No support NoOpera Full support 37Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 52Chrome Android Full support 52Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 46Opera Android Full support 37Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0


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