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The WebGLRenderingContext.isRenderbuffer() method of the WebGL API returns true if the passed WebGLRenderbuffer is valid and false otherwise.


GLboolean gl.isRenderbuffer(renderbuffer);


A WebGLRenderbuffer to check.

Return value

A GLboolean indicating whether or not the renderbuffer is valid.


Checking a renderbuffer

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



Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'isRenderbuffer' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glIsRenderbuffer' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support912411125.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support Yes25 Yes Yes11128.1

See also

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