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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support912411125.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes25 Yes Yes128.1 Yes

See also

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