The WebGLRenderingContext.checkFramebufferStatus() method of the WebGL API returns the completeness status of the WebGLFramebuffer object.


GLenum gl.checkFramebufferStatus(target);



A GLenum specifying the binding point (target). Possible values:

  • gl.FRAMEBUFFER: Collection buffer data storage of color, alpha, depth and stencil buffers used to render an image.
  • When using a WebGL 2 context, the following values are available additionally:
    • gl.DRAW_FRAMEBUFFER: Equivalent to gl.FRAMEBUFFER. Used as a destination for drawing, rendering, clearing, and writing operations.
    • gl.READ_FRAMEBUFFER: Used as a source for reading operations.

Return value

A GLenum indicating the completeness status of the framebuffer or 0 if an error occurs. Possible enum return values:

  • gl.FRAMEBUFFER_COMPLETE: The framebuffer is ready to display.
  • gl.FRAMEBUFFER_INCOMPLETE_ATTACHMENT: The attachment types are mismatched or not all framebuffer attachment points are framebuffer attachment complete.
  • gl.FRAMEBUFFER_INCOMPLETE_DIMENSIONS: Height and width of the attachment are not the same.
  • gl.FRAMEBUFFER_UNSUPPORTED: The format of the attachment is not supported or if depth and stencil attachments are not the same renderbuffer.
  • When using a WebGL 2 context, the following values can be returned additionally:
    • gl.FRAMEBUFFER_INCOMPLETE_MULTISAMPLE: The values of gl.RENDERBUFFER_SAMPLES are different among attached renderbuffers, or are non-zero if the attached images are a mix of renderbuffers and textures.
  • When using the OVR_multiview2 extension, the following value can be returned additionally:
    • ext.FRAMEBUFFER_INCOMPLETE_VIEW_TARGETS_OVR: If baseViewIndex is not the same for all framebuffer attachment points where the value of FRAMEBUFFER_ATTACHMENT_OBJECT_TYPE is not NONE, the framebuffer is considered incomplete.


var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var gl = canvas.getContext('webgl');
var framebuffer = gl.createFramebuffer();

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WebGL Specification (WebGL)
# 5.14.6
WebGL 2.0 Specification (WebGL 2.0)
# 3.7.4

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