WebGLRenderingContext.linkProgram()

The WebGLRenderingContext interface's linkProgram() method links a given WebGLProgram, completing the process of preparing the GPU code for the program's fragment and vertex shaders.

Syntax

void gl.linkProgram(program);

Parameters

program
The WebGLProgram to link.

Return value

None.

Examples

var program = gl.createProgram();

// Attach pre-existing shaders
gl.attachShader(program, vertexShader);
gl.attachShader(program, fragmentShader);

gl.linkProgram(program);

if ( !gl.getProgramParameter( program, gl.LINK_STATUS) ) {
  var info = gl.getProgramInfoLog(program);
  throw new Error('Could not compile WebGL program. \n\n' + info);
}

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
linkProgramChrome 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 25Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support 12Safari iOS Full support 8Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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See also