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WebGL2RenderingContext.createVertexArray()

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage 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 specification changes.

The WebGL2RenderingContext.createVertexArray() method of the WebGL 2 API creates and initializes a WebGLVertexArrayObject object that represents a vertex array object (VAO) pointing to vertex array data and which provides names for different sets of vertex data.

Syntax

WebGLVertexArrayObject gl.createVertexArray();

Parameters

None.

Return value

A WebGLVertexArrayObject representing a vertex array object (VAO) which points to vertex array data.

Examples

var vao = gl.createVertexArray();
gl.bindVertexArray(vao);

// ...
// calls to bindBuffer or vertexAttribPointer 
// which will be "recorded" in the VAO
// ...

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 2.0
The definition of 'createVertexArray' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 3.0
The definition of 'glGenVertexArrays' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeFirefoxEdgeInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support5651.0(No)(No)43(No)
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support(No)(No)(No)(No)(No)(No)(No)

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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