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WebGLRenderingContext.bindTexture()

The WebGLRenderingContext.bindTexture() method of the WebGL API binds a given WebGLTexture to a target (binding point).

Syntax

void gl.bindTexture(target, texture);

Parameters

target
A GLenum specifying the binding point (target). Possible values:
  • gl.TEXTURE_2D: A two-dimensional texture.
  • gl.TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP: A cube-mapped texture.
  • When using a WebGL 2 context, the following values are available additionally:
    • gl.TEXTURE_3D: A three-dimensional texture.
    • gl.TEXTURE_2D_ARRAY: A two-dimensional array texture.
texture
A WebGLTexture object to bind.

Return value

None.

Exceptions

A gl.INVALID_ENUM error is thrown if target is not gl.TEXTURE_2D, gl.TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP, gl.TEXTURE_3D, or gl.TEXTURE_2D_ARRAY.

Examples

Binding a texture

var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var gl = canvas.getContext('webgl');
var texture = gl.createTexture();

gl.bindTexture(gl.TEXTURE_2D, texture);

Getting current bindings

To check the current texture binding, query the gl.TEXTURE_BINDING_2D or gl.TEXTURE_BINDING_CUBE_MAP constants.

gl.getParameter(gl.TEXTURE_BINDING_2D);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'bindTexture' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition for WebGL.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glBindTexture' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL ES 2.0 API.
WebGL 2.0
The definition of 'bindTexture' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Updated definition for WebGL 2.
Adds: gl.TEXTURE_3D and gl.TEXTURE_2D_ARRAY
OpenGL ES 3.0
The definition of 'glBindTexture' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL ES 3.0 API.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support912411125.1
WebGL256 No51 No43 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes25 Yes Yes128.1 Yes
WebGL25858 No5143 No7.0

See also

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