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WebGLRenderingContext.getContextAttributes()

The WebGLRenderingContext.getContextAttributes() method returns a WebGLContextAttributes object that contains the actual context parameters. Might return null, if the context is lost.

Syntax

gl.getContextAttributes();

Return value

A WebGLContextAttributes object that contains the actual context parameters, or null if the context is lost.

Examples

Given this <canvas> element

<canvas id="canvas"></canvas>

and given this WebGL context

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

the getContextAttributes method returns an object that describes the attributes set on this context, for example:

{ 
  alpha: true, 
  antialias: true, 
  depth: true, 
  failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: false, 
  premultipliedAlpha: true, 
  preserveDrawingBuffer: false, 
  stencil: false 
}

The context attributes can be set when creating the context using the HTMLCanvasElement.getContext() method:

canvas.getContext('webgl',
                 { antialias: false,
                   depth: false });

See getContext() for more information about the individual attributes.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'WebGLRenderingContext.getContextAttributes' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

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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