TextMetrics: actualBoundingBoxLeft property

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

The read-only actualBoundingBoxLeft property of the TextMetrics interface is a double giving the distance parallel to the baseline from the alignment point given by the CanvasRenderingContext2D.textAlign property to the left side of the bounding rectangle of the given text, in CSS pixels; positive numbers indicating a distance going left from the given alignment point.


const canvas = document.createElement("canvas");
const ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
const text = ctx.measureText("foo"); // returns TextMetrics object

text.actualBoundingBoxLeft; // 0;


HTML Standard
# dom-textmetrics-actualboundingboxleft-dev

Browser compatibility

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See also