WebGLRenderingContext.getShaderParameter()

The WebGLRenderingContext.getShaderParameter() method of the WebGL API returns information about the given shader.

Syntax

any gl.getShaderParameter(shader, pname);

Parameters

shader
A WebGLShader to get parameter information from.
pname
A Glenum specifying the information to query. Possible values:
  • gl.DELETE_STATUS: Returns a GLboolean indicating whether or not the shader is flagged for deletion.
  • gl.COMPILE_STATUS: Returns a GLboolean indicating whether or not the last shader compilation was successful.
  • gl.SHADER_TYPE: Returns a GLenum indicating whether the shader is a vertex shader (gl.VERTEX_SHADER) or fragment shader (gl.FRAGMENT_SHADER) object.

Return value

Returns the requested shader information (as specified with pname).

Examples

gl.getShaderParameter(shader, gl.SHADER_TYPE);

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 9Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 11Opera Full support 12Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 25Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support 12Safari iOS Full support 8.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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