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WebGLRenderingContext.createBuffer()

The WebGLRenderingContext.createBuffer() method of the WebGL API creates and initializes a WebGLBuffer storing data such as vertices or colors.

Syntax

WebGLBuffer gl.createBuffer();

Parameters

None.

Return value

A WebGLBuffer storing data such as vertices or colors.

Examples

Creating a buffer

var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var gl = canvas.getContext('webgl');
var buffer = gl.createBuffer();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'createBuffer' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glGenBuffers' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeFirefoxEdgeInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support94.01211125.1
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support(Yes)25(Yes)(Yes)11128.1

See also

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