WebGLRenderingContext.compileShader()

The WebGLRenderingContext.compileShader() method of the WebGL API compiles a GLSL shader into binary data so that it can be used by a WebGLProgram.

Syntax

void gl.compileShader(shader);

Parameters

shader
A fragment or vertex WebGLShader.

Examples

var shader = gl.createShader(gl.VERTEX_SHADER);
gl.shaderSource(shader, shaderSource);
gl.compileShader(shader);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'compileShader' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glCompileShader' in that specification.
Standard OpenGL man page.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari Servo
Basic Support9124.011125.1No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic Support(Yes)25(Yes)4.011128.1

See also

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